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# scotland-rugby - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Four-try Ireland move into strong Six Nations position before England face France

Joe Schmidt’s men scored four tries in a hugely entertaining game at Murrayfield.

As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations final day

We went minute-by-minute for Ireland’s mission to Murrayfield.

'I owe him a fair bit' - Joe Schmidt and Vern Cotter ready for chess match

The Kiwi pair won a Top 14 title together at Clermont back in 2010.

Ireland a happy camp under pressure, but O'Connell wary of Scottish spark

Game faces on, it’s the big one.

Open Thread: Do you think Ireland will win the Six Nations today? Mission To Murrayfield This post contains a poll

Open Thread: Do you think Ireland will win the Six Nations today?

Take a load off your feet and tell us how you think this Super Six Nations Saturday will unfold.

# scotland-rugby - Friday 20 March, 2015

Happy retirement! Here are 12 of our favourite George Hook quotes

The RTÉ pundit is set to analyse his last Six Nations game this weekend.

Beware of the Scots: 14 years ago a Murrayfield massacre ruined Ireland's Six Nations chances

That Edinburgh hiding in 2001 remains Ireland’s worst defeat to Scotland in the Six Nations era.

'We've all lost big games before' - POC set to bounce back with Ireland

The Ireland captain warns ‘it’s a dangerous place to go to start thinking about anything but winning the game.’

Letter from Edinburgh: Schmidt looking for clarity in Murrayfield

Our man in Scotland checks in as anticipation begins to build for tomorrow’s Six Nations clash

I looked up to O'Connell and Heaslip growing up - Scotland prospect Ashe

The 21-year-old Scotland back row is excited to be facing the legendary Ireland captain tomorrow.

'Twitter killed me' - Ireland's Healy ready to bounce back from Cardiff errors

We sat down with the loosehead prop as he gets set to pull on Ireland’s number one shirt again.

# scotland-rugby - Thursday 19 March, 2015

'I find it hard to say I'm lucky, I've worked really hard to get back in this position' - Luke Fitzgerald

Four years after his last start for Ireland, the winger looked back on a time he considered retiring from rugby.

'Wear and tear' sees Zebo omitted as McGrath left disappointed too

The Munster wing has ‘rebounded and trained well’ after being told he would miss out on the Scotland game.

Healy unleashed and more talking points from Ireland's team for Scotland

Zebo misses out, Joe’s ideal XV, consistency on the bench and the returning Lukey Fitz.

Luke Fitzgerald to make long-awaited return in Ireland's 6 Nations title chase against Scotland

Joe Schmidt has also named Cian Healy in the starting line-up with Jack McGrath and Simon Zebo losing out.

Ex-Scotland coach says 'pretty ordinary' Joe Schmidt is not a messiah

Jim Telfer believes the Ireland boss is over-rated.

Here's the team that will attempt to deny Ireland a Six Nations title

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has made two changes for a clash with the ‘hugely motivated’ Irish.

# scotland-rugby - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Lessons learned in Cardiff might save Ireland in the World Cup - Mike Ross

Two Kiwi head coaches go up against each other at Murrayfield this weekend.

'Scotland game will be the biggest challenge of Joe Schmidt's international career'

The nature of the Wales defeat has led to disproportionate levels of gloom, writes Simon Hick.

Schmidt's Ireland confident white line fever will be remedied against Scotland

Assistant coach Simon Easterby says ‘we’re backing the players to make the right calls at the right time.’

# scotland-rugby - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Nothing wrong with the Irish lineout - Heaslip

The number 8 is well aware of the dangers posed by upcoming opponents Scotland.

Simon Easterby: Any issues with Irish lineout have already been fixed

The forwards coach is preparing for a trip to Murrayfield.

# scotland-rugby - Monday 16 March, 2015

Rob Kearney: Ireland won't be focusing on points difference against Scotland

The 28-year-old full-back insists all thoughts will be on beating their upcoming opponents.

Ireland players 'fearful' as Schmidt ponders changes for Scotland trip

Ireland have reported a clean bill of health following their disappointing defeat in Cardiff.

# scotland-rugby - Saturday 14 March, 2015

England take top spot in Six Nations despite lacklustre display against Scotland

It could have been much worse for Ireland’s Championship hopes.

# scotland-rugby - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Italy's reaction to their first Six Nations away win since 2007 reminded us why we love it so much

It wasn’t pretty but the players savoured every second of the victory.

Italy snatch dramatic victory with last-gasp penalty try at Murrayfield

The visitors struck at the death to earn their first Six Nations away win since 2007.

# scotland-rugby - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Horne steps in for suspended Russell as Scotland name side for pivotal Italy clash

Vern Cotter has made two enforced and two tactical changes for Saturday’s meeting with the Azzurri.

# scotland-rugby - Monday 23 February, 2015

Dog bite means Castrogiovanni likely to miss Italy's Six Nations clash with Scotland

It’s not the usual type of injury that a prop has to worry abot.

# scotland-rugby - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend had a great reaction to Finn Russell's controversial ban

Russell was banned for two weeks for taking out Dan Biggar in the air.

# scotland-rugby - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Scotland have lost one of their most important players for the rest of the Six Nations

Richie Gray is expected to be out for “three to four months” with an arm injury.

# scotland-rugby - Monday 16 February, 2015

Finn Russell gets cited for taking out Dan Biggar in the air - but should he have been?

Fans have been hotly debating whether Russell should be punished even further.

Here’s The42′s team of the week after the second round of the Six Nations

There is a healthy Irish representation after their win over France.

# scotland-rugby - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Wales edge Scotland in thrilling end-to-end encounter full of great tries

Scotland weren’t clinical enough to eke out the win.

# scotland-rugby - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Lopez makes Scotland pay the penalty in a scrappy win

Lopez makes Scotland pay the penalty in a scrappy win

The visitors did manage to score the only try of the game, however.

# scotland-rugby - Friday 6 February, 2015

Play The42's Six Nations bingo game

Two fat props, 13.

# scotland-rugby - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Scotland: Big Vern in charge, talent pushing through... but we dread another false dawn

Our Scottish friends get us up to speed on their Six Nations chances.