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  • Heaslip, Trimble, Kearney,
    Penalty goals: Sexton (3),
    Conversions: Sexton (2),
28 - 6

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  • Penalty goals: Laidlaw (2),

Ireland v Scotland - Live

Last updated: 2nd February 2014  

Full Time80 Ireland win 28-6 for a result that puts them top of the Six Nations on points difference after Round 1. Thanks for watching. We'll be back again next week.

79 Ireland are now five metres from the try-line with the crowd willing them on to claim another score. Jackson kicks cross-field, it bounces up and Dave Kearney grounds the ball. However, replays show the ball had bounced out of the field of play and that is the game's last passage. The win is Ireland's.

78 Ireland keep the ball in hand ten metres inside their own half before side entry from Scotland gifts the hosts metres. Jackson takes them.

75 Dunbar receives some medical attention as this match dips in tempo, with the two points safely tucked away for the home side. Five minutes left.

Conversion73 CONVERSION, IRELAND, SEXTON! 28-6! That is Sexton's last act as Paddy Jackson comes on along with Fergus McFadden and Isaac Boss, who replace O'Driscoll and Murray. Iain Henderson is also on, replacing Toner. Chris Cusiter is on for Scotland.

TRY71 TRY, IRELAND, R KEARNEY, 26-6! There it is. Power and quick feet from Kearney sees the full-back get over. Job done for Ireland as Scottish heads drop.

70 Possession is back with Ireland soon after though as lovely hands from O'Driscoll and Sexton keeps the attack alive. Still 30 metres from the try-line as they look for the score that would put this game to bed.

68 And here is Sean Cronin and Tommy O'Donnell, who come on for Best and O'Mahony respectively. They will have an attacking line-out to deal with soon after appearing as Sexton pushes Ireland 30 out.

65 This is good stuff from Weir as he kicks into the corner again off a couple of bounces. Two more changes to mention as Matt Scott is on for Taylor while Cian Healy makes way for Jack McGrath.

64 Martin Moore is on for Mike Ross while Richie Gray also emerged a few minutes ago, coming on for Jim Hamilton. It's a Scottish line-out eight metres out here. Now, can they make this count? No, stolen.

62 Entertaining stuff now as Healy makes inroads over halfway, taking his side up to the 22, before the Scots survive thanks to Weir's cover tackle. Soon after it is Scottish ball bang on halfway, with full-back Hogg in particularly looking dangerous.

59 Now excellent defensive work from the Irish foils Scotland in the 22. Sexton clears the resulting penalty up to halfway before the line-out is won. Clinical, busy work from the home side right now.

Penalty57 PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 21-6! The pressure tells on Scotland as after a long advantage, Joubert blows to come back for an earlier penalty. Sexton makes no mistake from the right side.

54 Patient rugby from Ireland here as Scotland look to weather this barrage of attacks from the home side. It's an Irish scrum 20 metres out, with Marshall running it up hard off first phase in midfield.

52 Here comes Heaslip again, this time from a free-kick in his own half. Scotland eventually get their hands on it though, but it's a bad kick from Taylor that goes out on the full. Irish line-out 30 metres out coming up.

Conversion48 CONVERSION, IRELAND, SEXTON! 18-6! No mistake from the fly-half as the lead grows to twelve points.

TRY47 TRY, IRELAND, HEASLIP! 16-6! But that is a big win for Ireland. A catch and drive sees Heaslip at the back of a driving maul that raced over the line.

45 Ireland are looking to hit back in quick time though and enjoy good ball on the away 22. How will Scotland's defence hold up here? Well, Ireland pass the ball into touch so it's a mini victory for the visitors.

Penalty43 PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 11-6! It's an encouraging start from Scotland which results in points as Toner is penalised for entering a maul from the side.

41 Welcome back to Dublin. No changes to report at the break as Sexton kicks us off down to Weir, who sends it back to his opposite number.

Half Time40 The conversion was missed by Sexton but Ireland go in more than a score in front. It's 11-3 at the interval after a fairly even first 40 minutes at the Aviva Stadium. The second-half is coming up.

TRY39 TRY, IRELAND, TRIMBLE! 11-3! It came in the end as numbers on the right saw Rob Kearney find the Ulster winger, who had an easy run in. The crowd will be smiling at the break.

38 Sexton raced through the heart of the Scottish defence before sending out a nice pass to Heaslip, who thought he was over in the left corner. No, was the TMO's answer to Joubert's question as replays showed his feet were in touch. Great cover defence.

37 Good work from Dave Kearney now as he collects a Laidlaw kick before clearing well up to halfway. Ireland soon reclaim the ball and set off through Sexton from his 22. What a breakout this is...

35 Scotland respond well though to losing Maitland and enjoy decent possession and territory in the recent action. Here is Evans taking it up on the right wing, 30 out, but he is penalised for holding on.

32 Big blow for Scotland as Maitland hobbles off with an ankle injury. That didn't look good for one of Scotland's key attacking weapons. Max Evans is on.

31 But possession is back with Scotland soon after via a scrum, with Denton powering off the base down the blindside. He was so close to scoring there but Ireland survived, sending him into touch a metre short.

29 Ireland aren't out of the woods just yet though as Hogg's clever grubber kicks pins the hosts in their own corner. Pressure on Best's throw. No mistake.

27 Healy is now penalised by Joubert but this time Scotland turn down a shot at goal from distance, instead going for touch. The subsequent line-out goes into Irish hands though, with Kearney eventually clearing.

25 Irish bodies are flying into the rucks right now, causing Scotland plenty of bother at the breakdown. The crowd are loving this too before the ball goes out close to halfway ahead of a Scottish line-out.

Penalty23 PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 6-3! Scotland are caught offside from a line-out, meaning it's easy points for Sexton, who doubles his and Ireland's tally.

Penalty19 PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 3-3! We're level at the Aviva Stadium as Devin Toner is penalised for not rolling away. That was a nice strike from Laidlaw from distance.

17 Play was halted for a minute there due to scrum issues but we're back underway now as Maitland runs hard off the blindside wing. Scotland then come right through number eight Denton, 35 metres from Ireland's line.

Penalty14 PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 3-0! Ireland take the lead courtesy of their fly-half's boot from about 35 metres out.

12 That is a decent clearance under pressure from scrum-half Laidlaw as first the Scottish scrum went backwards and then they were squeezed at ruck time.

10 So close for Ireland as their driving maul gets them right up to the try-line. Joubert blows though for a collapsed maul so it's a Scottish scrum five metres from their own line. Relief for them, disappointment for the Irish fans.

8 Well it was still all Scotland as Hogg made ground before Weir carried on the charge up to the 22. Luckily for Ireland, they eventually turned over their visitors and broke themselves with purpose.

6 Great defence from Scotland now as Marshall is driven backwards before holding on in contact. Net result a shot for Laidlaw from distance...he's hit the post! It remains scoreless.

4 Ireland survive a promising start from the Scots, which saw them get into the home 22, as Ulster flanker Chris Henry wins a breakdown penalty. Sexton subsequently clears.

2 It's a solid opening from Scotland too as they work through the phases on halfway, with Ireland standing firm in defence thus far.

The sun is shining in Dublin so we're expecting a low error count today because of these favourable weather conditions. Kick-off is only moments away.

0 Scotland boss Scott Johnson has stuck to his guns and named Kelly Brown at openside flanker as part of a bruising, ball-carrying back row. Duncan Weir has a huge chance to impress at fly-half, while Alex Dunbar partners Duncan Taylor in a new-look centre partnership.

0 The big news for the hosts is that skipper Paul O'Connell misses out today with a chest infection. That means Ulster's Dan Tuohy steps into the second-row, with Iain Henderson moving to the bench. Leinster number eight Jamie Heaslip takes over the captaincy

Welcome Hello and welcome to live coverage of the final Six Nations clash of the weekend - Ireland v Scotland at Dublin's Aviva Stadium. Scotland claimed the spoils in a remarkable smash-and-grab when these teams met at Murrayfield last year; Joe Schmidt's men will be thirsting for revenge. It promises to be a real battle, with kick-off coming up. Don't go anywhere!

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