[6] Ireland's previous match against England had seen John Hayes achieve 100 caps for his country, the first player to do so for Ireland. Listen on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 5 live extra & online; text commentary on BBC Sport website & app, 'Scotland must find dark side to see light', 'No option but to suspended Russell for breach'. They could so easily have won three of their earlier matches to be challenging for higher honours than merely upsetting the Irish. Six Nations 2010: Ireland v Scotland preview Read a full match preview of the Six Nations game between Ireland and Scotland at Croke Park, Dublin on Saturday March 20 2010… Ireland overwhelmed Italy 50-17 in an empty Aviva Stadium on Saturday to bring the long-delayed 2020 Six Nations championship back. It has been 10 years since Scotland's men last triumphed on Irish soil. Kidney was devastated. Both teams achieved just one victory each, with Scotland also recording a draw in the Calcutta Cup match against England to place ahead of Italy. As the second period commenced, the rain began to teem down and Ireland used that to their advantage. Ireland replaced Sexton with just over a quarter to go and throughout showed excellent durability as they looked comfortable even without Rob Kearney, Keith Earls or Robbie Henshaw being available due to injuries. Northern Ireland; News Feeds; Help & FAQs; Welsh Rugby ; Scores & Fixtures; Tables; Wales; All Teams; Six Nations: Scrum V Classics - Wales v Scotland 2010. Conor Murray's kicking game, which had been impeccable all-match long, provided the field position for their bonus-point try and Conway's footwork was crisp and clean. "Scotland had a couple of line-out wobbles last year and it looked more like communication errors as opposed to bad throws or bad lifts. Nobody showed more grunt and aggression than Scotland No?8 Johnnie Beattie, who replied with a power-packed 30-yard run for a try during which he bulldozed his way through Paul O’Connell, Geordan Murphy and Gordon D’Arcy. In a dozen meetings since that 2010 victory, there have been three Scottish victory, all at Murrayfield, and one in a World Cup warm-up Test. Ronan O'Gara, on at last for Sexton, found touch near the Scottish 22, and Ireland had swung the ball through four phases before Tommy Bowe stretched the defence and his left arm over the line in the corner, although the ball might have bounced. That's where Ali Price and Adam Hastings have got a huge task in directing the team, exerting pressure and squeezing them. Add in these simple things and front up physically and Scotland will be there or thereabouts.". Ireland’s supporters struck up a particularly mournful Fields of Athenry, which seemed to sum up their day. In steering Scotland away from choppy waters, Hastings will play a monumental role. "He held his own against a monster Bordeaux-Begles pack for Edinburgh this month. Scotland tried to create opportunities in the second half, but even with a player-advantage after Tadhg Beirne went to the sin-bin for slowing the ball down, they couldn't make anything happen. [3] England and Wales came third and fourth respectively with two victories each, while Scotland and Italy finished in fifth and sixth positions for the third tournament in a row. "It's horrible, but there's almost that impending doom if Ireland get the ball in your 22," Beattie says. Few teams are as masterful as Ireland when it comes to suffocating play. "The pack, especially, need to get him going forward and he'll be looking at centres Sam Johnson and Huw Jones to get yards and momentum. Worryingly for Scotland, not only did their first 40 minutes fall short on the board, but they lost Hamish Watson to a serious-looking leg injury too. Swimmer Michael Jamieson discusses the pursuit of excellence which led to an Olympic silver medal but also resulted in mental health problems and depression. After a slow start – and Ireland looked tremendous – we got into the game. Tries: Carty (68), Ireland vs Scotland Scotland have not kept them try-less since 2011. Not this time. Dan Cole (England) made his international debut. Ireland: G Murphy; T Bowe, B O’Driscoll, G D’Arcy, K Earls; J Sexton, T O’Leary; C Healy, R Best, J Hayes, D O’Callaghan, P O’Connell, S Ferris, D Wallace, J Heaslip. Once he's on that front foot, he's a very, very talented 10, so I'm not worried for him. (Att: 63,731). Scotland, who have enjoyed no luck whatsoever in the 2010 Six Nations, avoided the wooden spoon in superb style with this thoroughly deserved win in a vibrant Celtic dust-up that harked back to championship matches of old. Ireland's forwards set the tone for their opening Rugby World Cup victory, Ireland made 10 clean breaks to Scotland's three, Fans will await updates on Hamish Watson's injury, Ireland 27-3 Scotland: Ireland overpower Scotland in Yokohama, We would like your feedback, please fill in our survey. After Andrew Conway's chip forwards was taken back in by Tommy Seymour, Ireland's pack turned it on at the scrum and Tadhg Furlong followed Ryan and Best in punching his way over the line. Read about our approach to external linking. Downed: Cian … The tournament was held between 6 February and 20 March 2010. The hosts, so precise and clinical in their last two games, suddenly started dropping every important pass, while Scotland, indignant that they were playing to avoid the wooden spoon, were determined to reverse their luck. Scotland, surely, are one of the best teams in the history of the championship to flirt with the wooden spoon. "You kind of know what's coming because they're so well-organised but they've got good power and they're going forward. What came shortly afterwards was ugly – for Ireland. It's a question of dominating collisions wherever you can, giving them little go-forward and keeping them out of your third, because once they get down there, they're very clinical.". And because their play is so structured, that turnover ball is absolutely key - against a disorganised defence, it gives us the best chance to cause damage.". Luc Ducalcon (France) made his international debut. Scotland met each assault with the sternness that has characterised their frustrating revival. Ireland commenced their Pool A campaign with a powerful 27-3 victory over Scotland in Yokohama. Ryan (6), Best (15), Furlong (25), Conway (56) Scores: First half: 0-3 Parks pen, 5-3 O’Driscoll try, 7-5 Sexton con, 8-7 Beattie try, 7-11 Parks pen, 7-14 Parks d-g.Second half: 7-17 Parks pen, 10-17 Sexton pen, 15-17 Bowe try, 17-17 O’Gara con, 17-20 Parks pen, 20-20 O’Gara pen, 20-23 Parks pen. Bordeaux-Begles talked during the week about massacring Edinburgh's pack and he did an outstanding job. On a losing day for Ireland that is still a result. Parks was at it again when they recommenced, pumping home a well struck 45-yard effort just moments after Sexton had missed his second penalty of the afternoon. They emerged from the traps like slugs on crutches. For Scotland, Dublin has long been a desolate hunting ground, the site of so many shellackings and so much misery. Dan Parks was Scotland’s match-winner, crowning a sparkling individual performance by nervelessly stepping up with two minutes remaining to land a horribly missable kick from wide out on the left. The 2010 Six Nations Championship, known as the 2010 RBS 6 Nations due to sponsorship by the Royal Bank of Scotland, was the 11th series of the Six Nations Championship and the 116th international championship, an annual rugby union competition between the six major European national teams. It was France's first Grand Slam since 2004. Gutsy Scotland deny Ireland a Triple Crown, Inspired France gear up for Six Nations finale with Wales win, Ireland set up "Super Saturday" decider as Six Nations returns, Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones to equal world record for test caps in France friendly, Six Nations: Ireland's Connors, Keenan make debuts in much-changed team to face Italy, Finn Russell returns to Scotland squad for Autumn internationals, Ireland coach Farrell includes uncapped Leinster quintet for Six Nations squad. Nerves were seriously frayed by now, with Jamie Heaslip lying offside at a ruck, allowing Parks to find the target from 30 yards, but then Euan Murray went and offended at the next scrum and O’Gara obliged. It was a thing of beauty from start to finish. The tournament was held between 6 February and 20 March 2010. Dan Parks gives Scotland win over Ireland and hands title to France Ireland 20-23 Scotland Ireland's Stephen Ferris is tackled by Scotland's Graeme Morrisson during the … "If, at scrum and line-out time you are in the mix, and you can pragmatically get in the right areas of the field, you know your odds of winning the game shoot up massively. The final pass admittedly looked a tad forward and Scotland could have been forgiven for cursing the rugby gods again, but they rolled up their sleeves in determined fashion and proceeded to take a strong grip of the game. 8:45am Sunday 22nd September There's threat all over our pack for poaching. Chris Ashton (England) made his international debut. Each game had yielded £1?million in extra rent for the Gaelic Athletic Association and the ground had provided a perfect stage — with 31,000 more spectators than Lansdowne Road — for one of Ireland’s best ever rugby teams to strut their stuff.

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