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#Scotland

# scotland-rugby - Sunday 6 September, 2015

PSA's France finish World Cup warm-ups with win over spirited Scotland

But there was a blow for les Bleus with Wesley Fofana and Pascal Pape both limping off injured.

# scotland-rugby - Monday 17 August, 2015

Sean O'Brien was an absolute beast at the breakdown against Scotland

These four turnovers from the Ireland captain showed his quality on the deck.

SOB, Henry and Toner helped Jack Conan prep for his Ireland debut

Leinster’s 23-year-old back row got his first taste of Test rugby against Scotland.

'I've been working really hard with Joe' - Madigan delivers against Scots

Ireland’s out-half provided some moments of brilliance during Saturday’s win in Dublin.

# scotland-rugby - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Ian Madigan thanks Kilmacud Crokes after this delicious cross-field kick

The Ireland out-half set up Luke Fitzgerald with a sublime touch of the boot.

'You feel like a bit of a kid when you've got Paul O'Connell next to you!'

Connacht tighthead Nathan White made his Ireland debut against Scotland yesterday.

Schmidt looks towards 'fully-loaded' Wales with tough selection calls to make

Ireland’s head coach is happy with where his squad is after two World Cup warm-ups.

# scotland-rugby - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Ireland relieved to avoid repeat of TOD's World Cup-ending injury

Head coach Joe Schmidt backed debutant Jack Conan to build on his ‘mixed bag’ of a display.

'He gave the players around him a real confidence' - Schmidt on Zebo

The Ireland head coach was similarly pleased with Ian Madigan’s display at out-half.

5 players who stood out in Ireland's scrappy win over Scotland

Sean O’Brien, Jack Conan, Jared Payne and Simon Zebo were the pick of the Irish.

Out of 10: How Ireland's players rated in their win over Scotland

Zebo, Madigan and O’Brien all impressed at the Aviva Stadium.

Impressive Zebo helps Schmidt's Ireland to hard-fought win over Scotland

The Irish performance was a scrappy one as they showed signs of summer rust.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Rugby World Cup warm-up

The Scots were in Dublin for the second World Cup audition.

Ireland look to Zebo's 'X-factor' at fullback as Cotter's Scots visit Dublin

Ireland look to Zebo's 'X-factor' at fullback as Cotter's Scots visit Dublin

Opportunity knocks for Ian Madigan at out-half, while Gordon D’Arcy is at 12.

Ireland looking for more explosive defensive plays like Trimble's D

Ireland looking for more explosive defensive plays like Trimble's

Defence coach Les Kiss was concerned with elements of the performance in Cardiff last time out.

# scotland-rugby - Friday 14 August, 2015

The Tullow Tank is delighted to be captaining Ireland for the first time Sob

The Tullow Tank is delighted to be captaining Ireland for the first time

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien is at number eight for tomorrow’s clash with Scotland.

'Cian is a chirpy and happy fella... you don’t want to get him mad!'

Sean O’Brien says the Ireland prop as maintained a positive attitude during rehab.

'Joe always says you've got to make the guy outside you look better'

Isaac Boss gets a chance to impress at scrum-half against Scotland tomorrow.

# scotland-rugby - Thursday 13 August, 2015

This Scotland XV could give Schmidt's Ireland a better game than Wales did

Meanwhile, Connacht have named their side for the pre-season friendly in Castres.

Ireland look for Zebo to prove 'versatility' after Conan earns debut

23-year-old Conan stood out on the Emerging Ireland tour, says Joe Schmidt.

Zebo at fullback and more talking points from Schmidt's Ireland XV

Jack Conan makes his debut, Madigan steers the ship and D’Arcy returns.

Jack Conan handed Ireland debut as Madigan takes over in 10 shirt

The Leinster man starts at blindside in Dublin against the Scots.

# scotland-rugby - Monday 10 August, 2015

Captain O'Connell set to be unleashed as Ireland turn to Scotland Test

A number of Joe Schmidt’s squad players impressed during the win over Wales in Cardiff.

# scotland-rugby - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Scotland's World Cup jerseys are here and they involve tartan

What do you make of these Macron numbers?

# scotland-rugby - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

A Leinster cult hero is joining Scotland's World Cup coaching team

Nathan Hines will link up with his former Clermont boss Vern Cotter after he retires from playing.

# scotland-rugby - Friday 27 March, 2015

Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland

Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.

# scotland-rugby - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star

The 21-year-old was remarkably effective in his first campaign as Ireland’s inside centre.

# scotland-rugby - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

'Henshaw was a contender for Ireland’s player of the tournament'

Whiff of Cordite assess the incredible events of last Saturday and reflect on the Six Nations in general.

# scotland-rugby - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Wave goodbye to Hook and McGurk with this class Six Nations closing montage

The duo bowed out as Ireland were crowned champions in thrilling circumstances.

# scotland-rugby - Monday 23 March, 2015

3 Irish players make the 12-man shortlist for the 6 Nations Player of the Tournament

There are four English men, two apiece from Scotland and Wales, one from Italy and none from France on the list.

We need to build a Six Nations trapdoor and push a team through it

It is time to revamp our favourite spring tournament.

# scotland-rugby - Sunday 22 March, 2015

'Ultimate leader' Paul O'Connell inspires Ireland to Six Nations success

The 35-year-old lock lifted the Six Nations trophy for the second time in two years last night.

# scotland-rugby - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Schmidt: 'I’ve got a sick son, the reality for me is a long way from rugby'

Ireland’s head coach pushed the credit for back-to-back Six Nations on the players and his coaching staff.

POC: 'It was like Robbie Henshaw’s 21st birthday with the '80s hits!'

The Ireland captain explains exactly how nerve-wracking the last few hours have been.

The only thing better than Jared's sexy line earlier was SOB's Space Jam stretch to touch down

Jared Payne cut some lovely angles at Murrayfield today.

Never in doubt! Ireland secure back-to-back 6 Nations titles on stunning day of rugby

Joe Schmidt’s side are the first Ireland team to defend the Six Nations title for 66 years.

'I'll be either delighted or broken': Joe Schmidt on mission acomplished in Murrayfield

The New Zealander will calm his nerves by eating dinner away from TV screens this afternoon.

Brilliant O'Brien and more talking points from Ireland's big win in Scotland

Fitter leaders, the backline thriving, England’s task and attack on top.

Here's how we rated Ireland in their swashbuckling four-try win over Scotland

Ireland’s flankers were tigerish bulldozers.