Rugby, Six Nations, Ireland-Scotland 26-5

Rugby, Six Nations, Ireland-Scotland 26-5

Goals from Sheehan, Healy, van der Flyer and Murray signify to overtake France momentarily, but tonight in Paris hosts England, wanting a Grand Slam

Ireland beat Scotland 26-5 in the fifth and final match of the Six Nations Rugby Tournament. The victory would allow Andy Farrell’s team to take a temporary lead of 21 points with the goal of winning the tournament 12 years after they challenged England at +3, 21 against France in Paris. Scotland coach Greg Townsend closed third with 10 points for the third defeat, followed by Wales (7) and Italy (4).


Stuart Hogg was deflected by James Gibson-Park and the hosts decided to play for a bigger goal after two Scottish breaches, with 17-year-old Hooker Dan Sheehan going from shorts to goal. The distance after the best operation of the mall at a touch of 5 m. The 28-year-old is coming in second, too, to break through the forwards: this time it’s Cyan Healy, with the support of his teammates, going further, collecting the Oval from a rack below the posts. Jonathan Sexton transforms them both. Scotland’s 35-year-old Pierre reacts similarly to the showman: after a good possession at the age of 22, derived from Darcy Graham’s break, Propp fakes a pass and tries to fix it in the first person by dragging it out. For a nail. However, Blair Kinghorn, who replaced Finn Russell at the opening, missed the conversion.


In the 49th minute, Stuart Hogg was practically tackled on the flag by Irish goalkeeper Hugo Keenan, who almost saved a try, after Scottish ex-jet James Lew had jumped through a strange football loop. At the age of 60, Ireland find the third goal: a long attack that breaks down the Scottish defense at 22, which dismisses the attack as much as possible, but then Gibson-Park triggers Jose van der Flier’s sprint, within which, embrace. With two opponents, he succeeds in diving further (Sexton transforms). Ireland look for a fourth attempt for a bonus, and then in the 72nd minute Scotland have a chance by touching 5m: but first stops Moul and then finds the incredible defense of the picks and go. Irritating turnover. 22 The Irish can go on the field to play last minute and numerical excellence within the Scots, with a yellow card for Ben White, who voluntarily went ahead with a scrum half. The mole is triggered by the touch, and the ball is immediately taken out and handed to Lowe: the winger finds himself trapped by a group of men and then discovers a basketball-style pass to Connor Murray’s (taken) oval. From Gibson-Park, it slips into the inner hole and jumps between two Scots and into the goal. Triple Crown victory with a well-deserved bonus: Now the Irish can sit comfortably in front of the TV … England.

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