Ireland and Scotland face each other at the end of the fourth day of the Six Nations tournament, the day after France’s 11th defeat in England. The Blues’ last opponents in the tournament, on March 26, the Scots came close to a comeback but collapsed in the final minutes (27-24).
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This time it was not too far from it. After England’s proud victory in the opening (11-6), a loss to Wales (25-24) in the bar, XV du Chardon came close to victory again this Sunday, against Ireland.
In the early days, the men of Gregor Townsend were largely dominant but less rhythmic. Thanks to Finn Russell’s response to Robbie Henshaw’s response, they returned to the locker room with a minor setback (10-14).
The Scots looked to be breaking down early in the second half, allowing Ireland to escape (10-24 in the 55th minute). But after twenty minutes and 14-0 (24-24 in the 74th minute), especially thanks to the trials of Hugh Jones and Hamish Watson, the end of the meeting seemed undecided. This Sunday Jonathan Sexton, the author of 17 points, scored from the penalty spot to snatch the Irish victory (27-24).
So warn the blues. Even the match against the Welsh team on Saturday, March 20, will do nothing, compared to the final of the tournament. They will have to dominate next week with a tough team capable of making big punches.
Impact of luck: Blessed Russell
We play in the 28th minute when Scottish captain Stuart Hogg blocks Gary Ringross, who is trying to avoid danger. It taps to follow through the Irish defensive curtain, but hits the ball… own beard. With a counter in his favor, the action continues, and Finn Russell emerges.
The opener of Racing 92, taking advantage of a favorable comeback and James Lowe’s error, flattened and raised his own equal before turning the experiment on himself.
Against Ireland, it is better to lead at the break. Scotland, who dominated 14-10 after 40 minutes, had another bitter experience on Sunday. Clover’s XV has won 38 of its last 40 Test matches, where he returned to the locker room with the score.
Only Japan in the 2019 World Cup and Wales were able to overtake the Irish when they entered this Six Nations tournament.
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