Scotland Rugby

Opinion: Ireland can take nothing for granted against Scotland

By Ronan Calvert / March 9, 2021 /

IRELAND travel to Murrayfield this Sunday in search of a victory against Gregor Townsend’s Scotland. Andy Farrell’s men have won just one of their opening three fixtures in this season’s Six Nations Championship and this weekend is sure to provide another stern test. Power of Scotland Sunday’s opponents have combined industry and invention in a…

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Six Nations Team Of The Week: Round One

By Ronan Calvert / February 8, 2021 /

THE Six Nations came back with a bang at the weekend. Three action-packed matches made for spectacular viewing throughout Saturday and Sunday as we were treated to some incredible moments and performances. Although 14-man Ireland didn’t quite get the job done against Wales, there was still plenty for rugby purists to get excited about. France…

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Ireland drawn with World Champions and Scotland for 2023 RWC

By Jack Neville / December 14, 2020 /

The draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been mad with Andy Farrell’s Ireland side drawn with the current World Champions, South Africa. Joining them in Pool B is Scotland and a qualifier from each of Europe and Asia/Pacific. The competition will be held in France from September 8 to October 23 in 2023.…

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Balance of youth and experience needed for Six Nations

By Tom Savage / January 29, 2020 /

EVERYONE wants to develop new stars until it coincides with losing one too many games. Ireland are at a point where, realistically speaking, we’re in need of a bit of a reset and a reshuffle in a few positions in the side. The back row, back three, half-back, loosehead, hooker, and bench options need a…

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WATCH: Out-Stander-ing. Emotional Stander after Player of the Match performance

By Ronan Coughlan / September 22, 2019 /

Ireland got their 2019 Rugby World Cup underway in the best possible way after beating their Six Nations rivals Scotland at Yokohama Stadium. Ireland scored themselves a four-try, 27-3 bonus point victory this morning, setting themselves up on good footing ahead of their next clash against Japan next weekend in Pool A. CJ Stander earned…

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The Breakdown EP86 with Three Red Kings & Sporting Limerick

By Jack Neville / February 8, 2019 /

After a disastrous start to the Six Nations for Joe Schmidt’s men, we look back on that 32-20 defeat at the hands of England. With another full weekend of fixtures we preview each of the three games with Ireland looking to get back to winning ways against Scotland in Murrayfield. On Saturday Italy welcome Wales…

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Five changes to Irish side to face Scotland in Six Nations

By Jack Neville / February 7, 2019 /

After last weekend’s defeat to England in the Aviva, Joe Schmidt has made five alterations to his side to face Scotland in Murrayfield this Saturday. Four of the five changes are as a result of injury with CJ Stander, Garry Ringrose, Devin Toner and Robbie Henshaw all ruled out through injury. They are replaced by…

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CJ Stander set for time on sidelines

By Jack Neville / February 4, 2019 /

Although they were heavily beaten by England on Saturday, Ireland will be pleased with the effort of some players in what has been described as an ‘off day’. No one impressed more than CJ Stander who despite a serious eye injury played for 62 minutes, accounting for 18 tackles. However, Stander’s heroics proved to be…

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Ireland face Scotland with Grand Slam dreams still alive

By Jack Neville / March 9, 2018 /

Ireland welcome Scotland to the Aviva stadium this Saturday knowing a win will set up a Grand Slam clash with England on St Patricks day in Twickenham. Three wins from three has Ireland well ahead in the six nations table on 14 points, five ahead of England and six ahead of this weekend’s opponents Scotland.…

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WATCH: Ireland u20’s fall to entertaining Scotland side

By Raffaele Rocca / June 5, 2017 /

Ireland u20’s fall 32-28 to entertaining Scotland side. The Ireland Under-20s succumbed to their second defeat at the World Rugby U-20 Championship in Georgia, going down 32-28 to Scotland and in the process end their hopes in this year’s tournament. Ireland went into a ten point lead before Scotland fought back to lead 12-10 ahead at…

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