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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 24 March, 2018


# scotland - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Donegal's Carl McHugh captains 10-man Motherwell to stalemate against Celtic

Celtic dropped two points as they inch closer towards a seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title.

# scotland - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Analysis: Joe Schmidt's creative ability shines through on Ireland's power play

Ireland produced a detailed three-phase set-piece attack to score against Scotland last weekend.

# scotland - Monday 12 March, 2018

Analysis: A moment that shows Johnny Sexton's crucial defensive brilliance

The Ireland out-half did superbly to contribute towards Scotland butchering a clear try-scoring chance.

Ireland move up to second in World Rugby rankings after win over Scotland

Joe Schmidt’s men benefited from their win over Scotland and England’s defeat in Paris.

Ireland say Cian Healy suffered 'a stinger-like injury' but will train fully this week

The loosehead prop was treated on the pitch during Ireland’s win over Scotland.

Earls an inspiration to Garry Ringrose as impressive return highlights his class

The 23-year-old centre was excellent for Ireland on his comeback to Test rugby.

'I don't think we turned up': One step forward, two steps back for sloppy Ireland

Adam Griggs says his side didn’t start playing until the final minutes against Scotland, by which stage it was too late to rescue the game.

Fierce and frenetic contest leaves Ireland U20s a sniff of Six Nations title

Watching Noel McNamara’s men hasn’t been good for the heart, but they’ve fought long and hard enough to stay in the hunt for silverware.

# scotland - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Brilliant Edouard winner sees 10-man Celtic down Rangers in five goal thriller at Ibrox

Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a dramatic 3-2 victory against their bitter rivals on Sunday.

Ireland Women aiming to bring offloading style to the fore against Scots

Ciara Griffin and her team were very impressive in their victory over Wales two weekends ago.

Joe Schmidt's third Six Nations title with Ireland shows his enduring quality

The Kiwi is arguably Ireland’s greatest ever head coach.

# scotland - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Sexton: 'You've got to take these opportunities with both hands when they come'

The experienced out-half recalls O’Gara, O’Connell and O’Driscoll leading Ireland for their 2009 success.

Schmidt's Ireland show typically clinical edge from close-range against Scots

The close-range set-pieces were crucial for Ireland as they set up a Grand Slam shot.

Ireland set up Grand Slam shot as England need BP win to keep Six Nations alive

Eddie Jones’ men must win with a bonus-point in Paris or Ireland will be Six Nations champions.

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As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side hosted Scotland in round four of this year’s championship.

'I don't think Jacob is near his potential. What we're seeing at the moment is exciting'

21-year-old Jacob Stockdale has risen swiftly through the ranks to score eight tries in seven games for Ireland.

Six Nations within Ireland's reach today, but 'if you allow yourself to dream it's not productive time'

All the parts are in place for Ireland to reclaim the title after two years of English dominance.

# scotland - Friday 9 March, 2018

'There's a method to any madness that happens': Schmidt sizes up Scots while poking holes in perception

The Kiwi set about dismantling the relevance of ball-in-play time statistics after Warren Gatland’s assertion that Wales would have beaten Ireland if the ball were alive for longer.

# scotland - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Ex-Munster centre Cian Bohane to lead Ireland Students against Scotland

The 26-year-old is the star name in a talented Irish team to travel to Edinburgh this weekend.

'All I ever wanted to do is be a professional rugby player, since I could walk really'

The mature James Ryan is already making an impact for Ireland at the age of 21.

Garry Ringrose set to return to Ireland's 13 shirt for Scotland clash

Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson are fully fit for Saturday’s Six Nations contest.

# scotland - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

'It would be no disgrace in losing to Ireland. What scares me is being humiliated'

Former rugby international Gavin Hastings believes Scotland have nothing to lose this weekend, but has fears about Ireland’s collective strength.

Furlong and Henderson returns boost Ireland for visit of dangerous Scots

The threat of Finn Russell, Huw Jones and Stuart Hogg will keep Ireland on their toes.

Schmidt versus Townsend is a riveting Six Nations coaching battle

The Ireland and Scotland coaches both have an exceptional ability to tailor their game plans to the opposition.

# scotland - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'D-Day' training in Carton House leaves Ireland ready to eat the elephant

The Championship and a Grand Slam are becoming increasingly real possibilities, but Joe Schmidt’s squad are maintaining a short-term focus.

Tadhg Furlong declares himself fit and well for Ireland's clash with Scotland

The tighthead missed out on the win over Wales with a hamstring complaint.

'When Ringer was being compared to Drico, I remember saying ‘oh God, that poor young fella’'

Keith Earls knows the weight that comes with a 13 jersey for Ireland, but it has become easier to slip new talents into the outside centre channel.

# scotland - Monday 5 March, 2018

Fear not a factor for Earls as he leans on a little help from Keith Barry

The Munster flyer has enlisted the help of the mentalist to ensure his mind is functioning at optimum levels.

Snow forces Schmidt's squad to move training to Abbotstown

Ireland’s Kildare training base remains coated in thick snow after last week’s severe weather.

Furlong and Henderson to train fully as Daly and Herring join Ireland squad

Niall Scannell and Andrew Conway have both remained with Munster due to injury.

# scotland - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Old Firm primed for Scottish Cup as Celtic and Rangers drawn together in semi-final

The rivals will meet at Hampden Park in mid-April.

# scotland - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Roux energised and relishing the challenge of Schmidt work-ons

The Connacht lock is working hard to stay involved in Ireland’s Six Nations setup and hopes to achieve ‘something special’ in the weeks ahead.

# scotland - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Schmidt: 'We can't afford to keep conceding three tries a game'

Scotland’s success in attacking Ireland out wide last year will give Joe Schmidt and Andy Farrell plenty of headaches.

Murray and Sexton limited in training as Schmidt looks to next week for Furlong and Henderson

Schmidt was enthusiastic about the chances offered to Joey Carbery and Kieran Marmion in today’s session.

# scotland - Monday 26 February, 2018

Scotland number 8 Wilson cited ahead of crunch clash with Ireland

The back row will find out on Wednesday if he will be permitted to face Ireland after appearing to make contact with the eye area of Nathan Hughes.

Townsend aiming to resolve 'an issue for Scotland since the Six Nations began'

Poor form on the road is an issue for the Scots as they turn their attentions to Dublin on 10 March.

Celtic skipper Scott Brown ends Scotland career to focus on the Hoops

‘I wasn’t able to give both my club and country my best and I needed to focus purely on Celtic at this time.’

# scotland - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Last year's defeat in Edinburgh still rankles in Grand Slam-chasing Ireland squad

10 straight Test wins for Ireland set them on course for a mouth-watering meeting with Gregor Townsend’s impressive side.

Ireland well positioned to claim Six Nations but Schmidt concerned about defence

After Scotland’s win over England, Ireland are five points clear at the top of the table.

# scotland - Friday 23 February, 2018

'I think Wales have surprised a few people': Johnson not counting on dream decider

England cannot afford to give Scotland the scent of victory in the closing stages at Murrayfield, says Martin Johnson.

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