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Preview: Ireland v Scotland

Today could be the day that Ireland win the Natwest Six Nations as they host Scotland at the Aviva stadium in Dublin.

Ireland are the only remaining unbeaten side, since England’s shock 25-13 loss to Scotland.

Today could be the day that The Irish win the tournament, it would be the first time they have won it since 2015.

Saying Ireland could win the Six Nations today is somewhat farfetched, a lot of things need to work in their favour. If Ireland beat Scotland with the bonus point and England fail to get the bonus point, the Irish win.

Last year when the two sides met it was Scotland who took the victory. They won 27-22 at Murrayfield, however we are expecting a much different result at the Aviva today.

Ireland:

15 Rob Kearney, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray; 1 Cian Healy, 2 Rory Best (c), 3 Tadhg Furlong, 4 James Ryan, 5 Devin Toner, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 7 Dan Leavy, 8 CJ Stander.

Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Iain Henderson, 20 Jordi Murphy, 21 Kieran Marmion, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Jordan Larmour.

Scotland:

15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Blair Kinghorn, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Pete Horne, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw, 1 Gordon Reid, 2 Stuart McInally, 3 Simon Berghan, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 5 Jonny Gray, 6 John Barclay (c), 7 Hamish Watson, 8 Ryan Wilson.

Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 W.P Nel, 19 Tim Swinson, 20 David Denton, 21 Ali Price, 22 Nick Grigg, 23 Lee Jones.

 

Scotland are certainly the underdogs heading into this game and they will be happy to be placed in this bracket, this is where they tend to play their best Rugby.

It is set to be a cracker as Ireland hope to get the title secured in front of their home fans.

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