Ireland Let Lead Slip As Laidlaw Kicks Scotland To Deserved Win

05 February, 2017, 01:34 | Author: Nora May
  • Josh Strauss Scotland 6 Nations

And when Scotland opened a 21-5 lead after Alex Dunbar's try from a lineout, it looked like they would stroll to victory only for Keith Earls and Iain Henderson to reply with tries late in the first half.

Scotland who have been much improved since previous year got off to the ideal start when the ever reliant Stuart Hogg scored the opening try in the 8th minute.

Ireland captain Rory Best following his side's defeat in the RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Scotland and Ireland at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Scotland hung on to beat Ireland 27-22 in a pulsating match at Murrayfield on Saturday and secure their first opening day win in the Six Nations for over a decade.

Although Ireland kept applying the pressure it was Scotland who took the lead once again when Laidlaw scored a 73rd minute penalty to dent Irish hopes after they were penalised for not releasing on the floor.

"I think the first half was hugely frustrating because basically nearly everything we talked about doing we didn't do", Ireland's skipper said.

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The absence of key out half Johnny Sexton no doubt made their task harder but this Scottish team, unlike so many others over the years, showed guts and grit to claim a famous victory. "We were a little bit sluggish in certain areas and let them set the tempo". I suppose the only good thing was that at half time we said we hadn't done any of that so if we started to do that we'd find way our back into the game and that was the case.

"For us, especially as forwards, we weren't able to get our spacings right, get off the line, it's very frustrating".

And, yes, they come into this Six Nations with some form - augmented by Glasgow Warriors' performances in Europe - as well as continuity of selection.

We haven't played for a long time, and there's a few changes in there as well since last time we played.

Scotland had seven minutes to keep the ball to rebuff Ireland's second-half fightback, a job which was boosted considerably by Tommy Bowe's high tackle on Dunbar. We are not out of it yet, we did get a point out of the game with the bonus point system, at least we got that. It's far from ideal but it was always a potential reality.

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