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  • Penalty goals: Laidlaw (4),
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    Penalty goals: Jackson,
  • RBS Six Nations
  • 24th Feb 2013
  • KO 14:00
  • Ground: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
  • Att: 67,006

Scotland v Ireland - Live

Last updated: 24th February 2013  

Full Time Scotland 12-8 Ireland

80 Couple of resets to keep the Scotland fans on the edge of their seats, minutes away from a remarkable victory. Luke Marshall knocks on and Scotland win! What a turnaround - Ireland will be furious with their missed chances but Scotland hung in there and Laidlaw kicked brilliantly. All over at Murrayfield.

77 Ireland with their last throw of the dice - an attacking lineout seven metres from the line.

Penalty PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 12-8 What a turnaround. Laidlaw pops the ball through the posts and Scotland now have some daylight.

71 Benches gradually being unloaded. Ireland go deep from a 22 dropout but a mad kick from O'Gara hands Scotland the advantage. Home scrum five metres out.

68 Ireland off their feet at the ruck, penalty and Scotland attack from the lineout. Well taken by Beattie at the back. Ireland though clear, the visitors need a score.

65 Plenty of surprise at this turnaround, Ireland paying the price for not taking their chances in the first half. O'Gara's chip over the top is knocked on by replacement Luke Fitzgerald.

Penalty PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 9-8 Replacement Duncan Weir has a dart and Scotland win another penalty, this one just inside Ireland's half. Driving maul win another penalty and Scotland now can take the lead... and Laidlaw does it!

Penalty PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 6-8 Scotland's scrum comes up trumps one more, Laidlaw getting another shot at goal. It's over! Just a two point gap now.

56 Scotland reach 100 tackles and have a lineout in Ireland's half, but a little knock-on kills their momentum.

54 Jackson attempts to respond with a kick of his own for Ireland, but misses.

Penalty PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 3-8 Scotland penalty against Sean O'Brien for offside, and Laidlaw has a chance to score the home side's first points. Over it goes.

47 Irish penalty at the scrum, Jackson's kick though doesn't go far. Murray puts up a box kick which is well taken by Tim Visser. No real progress.

TRY44 TRY, IRELAND, GILROY! 0-8 Breakthrough for Ireland - Gilroy spinning under the tacklers in the right-hand corner. A few afters are settled down by the referee, Jackson's conversion goes wide.

42 Little ground gained by Ireland, O'Driscoll straightening the attack. O'Brien breaks but slips, Ireland into the Scottish 22.

40 Time for the second half. Lamont bundled into touch and Ireland have a promising lineout.

Half Time Scotland 0-3 Ireland

40 Scotland now with a chance to kick for the posts - Stuart Hogg lining up a 51 metre kick to level the scores. It drifts under the bar and that's the interval. Not a poor first half but few points, both sides with plenty to improve on. Ireland have dominated, yet only lead by three.

37 Scottish scrum puts the pressure on, but it's Ireland with the put-in. Far from a classic this one but there has been promise.

Penalty PENALTY, IRELAND, JACKSON! 0-3 Gradual progress from Ireland in attack who have another penalty, Heaslip chooses for the shot at the posts. Wayne Barnes speaking to Kelly Brown after repeat offences at the breakdown.

32 Irish maul rumbles forward and they win a penalty from eight metres out - Jackson goes for the corner.

29 Ireland back on the attack, Donnacha Ryan with the carry and Ireland have a penalty inside Scottish territory. Peter O'Mahony taken out in the air after another failed lineout - nasty but no yellow card. Ireland kick to the corner.

27 Early hit at the scrum from Ireland and Scotland tap - forward pass though from Beattie to Scott. Error-ridden first half, Ireland dominant though.

25 Fine break from Keith Earls on a switch pass, but he ignored O'Driscoll outside him and is bundled into touch.

22 No gain from that phase and Scotland clear after a knock on. Irish lineout, Gilroy speeding down the right but the ball goes into touch.

19 Irish scrum in midfield and now it's their turn to win the penalty, good drive from the eight against seven. Irish lineout in Scotland's 22.

16 Paddy Jackson misses his opening shot at goal wide to the right.

Yellow Card YELLOW CARD, SCOTLAND, GRANT! Ireland on the attack from the lineout - stringing some phases together but no breakthrough yet. Sean O'Brien with a couple of carries but Scotland holding until they concede a penalty. Murray taps but is taken short of 10 metres, and Ryan Grant is sent to the bin.

13 Penalty against Scotland after Cross comes in at the side, Ireland clear into the opposition's half.

11 Scotland on top again at the scrum winning another penalty - bad omen for Ireland early on.

8 Scotland pinch possession and clear but Ireland counter with Luke Marshall breaking free. His pass though is forward.

6 Wide pass from Luke Marshall hands Keith Earls an opportunity down the left - Ireland metres short. O'Driscoll goes but comes up short and Ireland have an advantage and opt for the lineout.

4 Donnacha Ryan grabbed around the neck and Ireland have a penalty, leading to a lineout in Scotland territory.

3 Penalty to Scotland at scrum-time, Geoff Cross getting the pats on the back. Ruaridh Jackson finds touch.

2 Couple of knocks on early on, the latest from Stuart Hogg. Irish scrum in Scotland's half.

Kick-Off Huge roar from the crowd and it's time to get started. Ruaridh Jackson with the honours.

No rain, but a very cold afternoon in Edinburgh.

Team News Seven changes for Ireland - with the uncapped Paddy Jackson at fly-half and Luke Marshall named at inside centre in place of the injured Gordon D'Arcy, whilst Ulster prop Tom Court also starts as a replacement for the suspended Cian Healy. Keith Earls comes onto the left wing to replace the injured Simon Zebo, whilst Donnacha O'Callaghan starts in the second row alongside Donnacha Ryan.

Team News One change for Scotland - Geoff Cross replaces Euan Murray, the Worcester tighthead, who is unavailable for this weekend as a result of his Christian faith.

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