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This clever Scotland lineout sums up everything that was wrong with Ireland's first half

Alex Dunbar was just left standing unopposed in the lineout.

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IRELAND’S SIX NATIONS campaign has got off to a stuttering start in Murrayfield.

Scotland ran in three first-half tries to take an unexpected 21-8 lead at half time in this year’s tournament opener.

Keith Earls did manage to touch down for an Ireland try, with Paddy Jackson adding a penalty, but a lacklustre performance was laid bare in the calamity of errors that led to Scotland’s third.

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Centre Alex Dunbar was allowed to stand unopposed in the middle of a Scotland lineout, and hooker Fraser Brown picked him out with a quick throw, allowing him to crash over and score before Ireland were alive to the danger.

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