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Ireland vs Scotland: Six Nations rugby latest score and updates as Ireland keeping title hopes alive in Dublin today

Ireland face Scotland in pursuit of a first Triple Crown since 2018

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Follow live coverage as Ireland face Scotland as they aim to win the Six Nations title in Dublin.

The 2022 title is still up for grabs for Andy Farrell’s side when they welcome the Scots to the Aviva Stadium. A win over Gregor Townsend’s team will earn a first Triple Crown since 2018 and only their 12th in the championship’s 139-year history. Should England then overturn France in Paris later this evening, the title will be theirs too. Iain Henderson, Jack Conan and Mack Hansen have all been restored to the starting XV as they try and do their part of the bargain.

Scotland talisman Finn Russell has been dropped to the bench after some underwhelming performances with Edinburgh’s Blair Kinghorn stepping into the 10 jersey. The other alteration is in the second row, where Jonny Gray, who has missed the last two games through injury, returns in place of Exeter colleague Sam Skinner.

Follow all the latest updates and analysis:

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Ireland 14-5 Scotland, 55 min

Ireland win the scrum penalty and Sexton kicks to the corner.

Of course bonus points will benefit Ireland in terms of the title race. If they can get four tries they will move three points clear of France which would mean the French would have to defeat England to win.

A losing bonus point and try bonus point wouldn’t be enough for France.

But France will be happy as Scotland have stolen the line-out and got a penalty.

Sarah Rendell19 March 2022 18:09

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Ireland 14-5 Scotland, 54 min

Lowe looked sure to be running in for Ireland’s third but Graham makes a great tackle.

The ball spills and Ringrose attempts to score but it goes out of play.

Sarah Rendell19 March 2022 18:07

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Ireland 14-5 Scotland, 52 min

The first changes of the match take place. Scotland make two with Gilchrist and Turner off, Skinner and Brown on.

Ireland also make changes with Healy leaving for Kilcoyne and Conan off for O’Mahony.

Sarah Rendell19 March 2022 18:05

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Ireland 14-5 Scotland, 52 min

Scotland may still have 15 players on the pitch but they are giving away penalties.

They have given two away in quick succession which outs Ireland in a good position. However, Sexton’s pass to Lowe is loose.

Scotland try to build attack but it ends in nothing.

Sarah Rendell19 March 2022 18:03

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Ireland 14-5 Scotland, 49 min

Schoeman isn’t sent off as he had grip of the ball throughout. The prop did lead with an arm into a Henderson tackle and clips his chin.

But as Henderson is upright and Schoeman pushes him away.

The Aviva crowd boo all the replays but Barnes has been clear.

Sarah Rendell19 March 2022 18:01

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Ireland 14-5 Scotland, 49 min

Oh my that was so close for Hogg! He chips the ball and he collects but he’s dragged out of play.

There’s now a TMO for potential foul play against Schoeman. He fended quite high so we could see a card here.

Sarah Rendell19 March 2022 17:59

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Ireland 14-5 Scotland, 49 min

Beirne is penalised at the line-out and Hogg boots the ball into touch.

Scotland set up a maul from their line-out and fizzes the ball wide.

The Irish defence os impeccable though, sending the Scots backwards for the majority of their attack. But still the visitors march on…

Sarah Rendell19 March 2022 17:57

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Ireland 14-5 Scotland, 46 min

A flurry of phases sees Ringrose make huge metre as they close in on the try line.

However, Scotland have ripped it and turned it over. M Fagerson then bags a Scottish penalty.

Hugely physical encounter so far.

Sarah Rendell19 March 2022 17:55

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Ireland 14-5 Scotland, 45 min

My mouth is open. So many incredible moves.

Gibson Park makes a great break and spins the ball out wide to Hansen. He is tackled but manages to keep the ball on field.

Flawless rugby from the hosts who continue to charge for the line. But it’s kicked through and Graham manages to collect.

Sarah Rendell19 March 2022 17:53

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Ireland 14-5 Scotland, 43 min

Scotland had the ball from the kick-off but Beirne does well to turn the ball over.

This half so far is much of the same from the first 40. Scotland making errors and Ireland capitalising.

Barnes is also such a good ref isn’t he. So clear and no messing around.

Sarah Rendell19 March 2022 17:51

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