Six Nations: Jim Hamilton hailed Scotland's scrum after Murrayfield victory over Ireland
Jim Hamilton felt Scotland's work in the scrum paved the way for their Six Nations victory over Ireland at Murrayfield.
Last Updated: 24/02/13 5:19pm
Although the visitors nabbed the only try of the game through Craig Gilroy, scrum-half Greg Laidlaw's four penalties for Scotland proved decisive.
And lock Hamilton said: "We have put a lot of work into our line-out and scrum. I thought our scrum was absolutely immense.
"I think a special mention has to go to Geoff Cross. He has come in and done a magnificent job. Credit to all the forwards.
"We really dug deep today and I think you can see that win means a lot to us.
"We knew Ireland notoriously start well, so we hung in there in the first half.
"To go in at half-time with the score at 3-0 to Ireland was probably a good outcome for us.
"We went out in the second half and had to dig deep, and we took our chances."