Monday, 20 May, 2019

Six Nations permutations: Ireland need a Scots favour

Watch: Joe Schmidt lauds Ireland's ability to stifle French challenge “Wales In Cardiff Is Always A Complicated Fixture For Us” – Joe Schmidt
Shannon Reynolds | 12 March, 2019, 14:38

Maro Itoje has conceded defeat in his battle to be fit for the climax to England's Six Nations against Scotland on Saturday. It was an utterly dominant opening half from Joe Schmidt's side, who dominated the possession and territory stats in running up a 21-0 lead before the interval.

The result was never in doubt after hooker and captain Rory Best - playing possibly his last Six Nations game at home - crashed over in the third minute at Aviva Stadium on Sunday (Monday NZ time).

While the second half petered out somewhat, a Keith Earls try was enough to give Ireland the bonus point victory. The 36-year old hooker is set to retire from global rugby after the World Cup this autumn, bringing to an end an illustrious 14-year career in the green jersey.

Yeah it'll be my last home game in the Six Nations.

"And if you play well in the World Cup there's two more Six Nations and you're in the window to the Lions tour".

To score 26 points against this French side is something we can be really proud of.

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"I think it's fairly certain that the World Cup will be the end for me", he said at a press conference ahead of tomorrow's game.

"I think we just wanted to go out and attack today, whether we had the ball or not".

They are now set to be crowned Grand Slam champions - but three countries are still in contention for the title.

Still, simply ending Wales' national record winning streak at 13 matches will go a long way to further boosting confidence that was restored as soon as Best touched down in the corner.

Ireland can upset Wales' Grand Slam hopes and overtake the Six Nations leaders with a win in Cardiff next Saturday, but will need Scotland to avoid defeat by England at Twickenham, where they have not won in 36 years, to retain the championship.

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