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Ireland pick win over Scotland in Six Nations

Defending champions Ireland downed Scotland at BT Murrayfield Stadium to get back on their winning ways as the host suffer first loss of Six Nations campaign.

The hard fought Celtic clash saw the hosts take an early lead through Laidlaw’s penalty kick before Ireland turned over the lead with Conor Murray’s try and another converted try by Jacob Stockdale before the hosts scored a converted try to reduce the gap to 12-10.

After the break, Ireland would then extend their lead with a converted try by Keith Earls, a penalty kick and conversion by flyhalf substitute Carberry to Scotland’s lone three points by Laidlaw tallying to 22-13.

Ireland record first win of Six Nations with four points but come behind Scotland five pointer from last weekend’s 33-20 bonus point win over Italy.

Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 Josh Strauss, 7 Jamie Ritchie, 6 Ryan Wilson, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 Simon Berghan, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Allan Dell

Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 D’arcy Rae, 19 Ben Toolis, 20 Rob Harley, 21 Ali Price, 22 Pete Horne, 23 Blair Kinghorn

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