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Six Nations | Ireland beat Scotland 22-13 in Murrayfield

Jacob Stockdale! 🔥🔥🔥#SCOvIRESCOvIRE #VMTVRugby #GuinnessSixNations — Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) February 9, 2019 Sexton dusted himself down to split the posts with the subsequent conversion to extend Ireland’s lead to nine. However, he was forced off through injury in just the 22nd minute, and was replaced by Joey Carbery. Carbery’s loose pass was then intercepted by Finn Russell, and despite Keith Earls’ superb recovering tackle, Simon Johnson eventually crossed the line for a Scotland try, which Laidlaw converted. The home side lost Stuart Hogg to a shoulder injury in the first half, but put Ireland under considerable pressure as the half wore on. Peter O’Mahony - who was named man of the match - was superb for the reigning Grand Slam champions, who defended resolutely to carry a 12-9 lead into the interval. Both sides were wasteful, but it was Ireland who got the crucial fourth try of the game in the 56th minute. Carbery did superbly to wriggle past two onrushing Scotland defenders, and showed exquisite vision to pick out Earls with an excellent pass.
Joey Carbery wriggles through the Scotland defence! Keith Earls does the rest!What a piece of play! 👏 #SCOvIRE #VMTVR👏 #SCOvIRE #VMTVRugby #GuinnessSixNations — Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) February 9, 2019 Earls crossed the line to score his 28th international try, and Ulster out-half Carbery nailed the conversion. Laidlaw’s penalty reduced the deficit to six points in the 62nd minute, but Carbery responded in kind 11 minutes from time to seal a crucial away win for Ireland. Ireland now have a two week break before facing Italy in Rome in their third Six Nations match.
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