IRE
No.Name
15Jordan Larmour, FB
14Andrew Conway, W
13Garry Ringrose, C
12Bundee Aki, C
11Jacob Stockdale, W
10Johnny Sexton, FH
T
4
9Conor Murray, SH
1Cian Healy, P
2Rob Herring, H
3Tadhg Furlong, P
4Iain Henderson, L
5James Ryan, L
6CJ Stander, FL
7Josh van der Flier, FL
8Caelan Doris, N8
Replacements
16Ronan Kelleher, R
17Dave Kilcoyne, R
18Andrew Porter, R
19Devin Toner, R
20Peter O'Mahony, R
21John Cooney, R
22Ross Byrne, R
23Robbie Henshaw, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Aviva Stadium
11:45 AM, February 1, 2020
Capacity: 51,700

Match Commentary

81'+119-12 End of second half
80'A winning start for Andy Farrell as coach and Johnny Sexton as captain. Gregor Townsend will be disappointed after a Herculean final drive from Scotland. There will be a few worrying injuries for Farrell with Tadhg Furlong limping off in the final ten minutes. Keep an eye on ESPN for all the updates and reaction in the coming days.
80'Allan Dell takes the ball to ground but it squirts away from him and Ireland win a scrum. With the clock in the red, this should be the last play of the game.
78'A massive defensive effort from Ireland there. Scotland were battering the line but they were no match for CJ Stander who held on tight and won Ireland the penalty. Ross Byrne slices the kick though and Scotland remain inside the Irish 22.
78'Substitute on - Cian Healy , Ireland
78'Player substituted - Tadhg Furlong , Ireland
76'Scotland break and find themselves just outside the Irish five metre line. Josh van der Flier is in there trying to disrupt but Scotland keep the phases going.
73'Ronan Kelleher also comes on to make his international debut. Let's hope he fares better than poor Caelan Doris!
73'A few faint boos as Johnny Sexton steps up to take the kick but the Leinster player isn't fazed. Sexton comes straight off after the kick as club mate Ross Byrne makes his Six Nations debut.
73'Substitute on - Rory Hutchinson , Scotland
73'Player substituted - Sam Johnson , Scotland
73'Substitute on - Cornell Du Preez , Scotland
73'Player substituted - Nick Haining , Scotland
73'Player substituted - Zander Fagerson , Scotland
73'Substitute on - WP Nel , Scotland
73'Player substituted - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
73'Substitute on - Ross Byrne , Ireland
73'Player substituted - Rob Herring , Ireland
73'Substitute on - Ronan Kelleher , Ireland
73'19-12 Penalty goal - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
71'Scotland clear the scrum but kick the ball away. Sexton drifts a high ball back and Ireland win the penalty as Sam Johnson and Blair Kinghorn trip a chasing Jordan Larmour.
69'Ireland were nearly in there but Bundee Aki is adjudicated to have fumbled the ball forward. Scotland scrum has done well this evening and they are under pressure to make sure they get the ball out of their half.
67'Massive round of applause as Devin Toner comes on. Toner was one of the shock omissions of Joe Schmidt's World Cup squad. Toner gets his instructions from a very bloody Peter O'Mahony and cleanly wins his first lineout.
67'Substitute on - Devin Toner , Ireland
67'Player substituted - Iain Henderson , Ireland
66'Substitute on - Andrew Porter , Ireland
66'Player substituted - Cian Healy , Ireland
66'16-12 Penalty goal - Adam Hastings , Scotland
65'Scotland opt to take the points and Adam Hastings slots the ball over. Exciting 15 minutes left with Scotland now only four points behind Ireland.
65'Substitute on - Chris Harris , Scotland
65'Player substituted - Huw Jones , Scotland
65'Substitute on - George Horne , Scotland
65'Player substituted - Ali Price , Scotland
65'Substitute on - Ben Toolis , Scotland
65'Player substituted - Jonny Gray , Scotland
65'Player substituted - Rory Sutherland , Scotland
65'Substitute on - Allan Dell , Scotland
64'Despite Jacob Stockdale's good work, Scotland turn over possession. Ali Price jumps over the ruck and looks to be away but is tackled. A messy offload is gathered and Ireland are penalised for not rolling away.
63'Another big scrum from Scotland. Sean Maitland chases the ball down the pitch but Jacob Stockdale is there to gather and he ducks and dives his way around Maitland's tackle.
61'A lot of people will be interested to see how John Cooney does as he replaces Conor Murray. The Ulster man has been tipped to be a possible starter over Murray but Farrell has so far remained committed to the Munster man.
60'Player substituted - Conor Murray , Ireland
60'Substitute on - John Cooney , Ireland
59'Jordan van der Flier takes the lineout and Ireland go straight into their famous maul. Scotland are ready for them though and Rory Sutherland rips the ball from van der Flier. Conor Murray cuts a frustrated figure and gives away the penalty.
58'A little dink behind the Scottish defence from Robbie Henshaw forces Adam Hastings to carry the ball out just on the five metre line.
57'Player substituted - Fraser Brown , Scotland
57'Substitute on - Stuart McInally , Scotland
57'16-9 Penalty goal - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
55'Scotland concede another penalty five metres out from the line. Johnny Sexton opts to kick for points.
55'Ireland win a penalty following a high tackle from Adam Hastings on Johnny Sexton. The resulting lineout goes to hand and Ireland slowly build through the phases.
52'13-9 Penalty goal - Adam Hastings , Scotland
51'Player substituted - Stuart McInally , Scotland
51'Substitute on - Fraser Brown , Scotland
51'Substitute on - Cian Healy , Ireland
51'Player substituted - Dave Kilcoyne , Ireland
50'Less than a minute after he came on, Dave Kilcoyne is stretchered off with a head injury. Kilcoyne's head collided with Rory Sutherland and he dropped like a stone.
50'So close for Scotland! Stuart Hogg was nearly in but dropped the ball just as he was about to score.
50'Scotland win an advantage and are pummelling the Irish line.
50'Substitute on - Dave Kilcoyne , Ireland
50'Player substituted - Cian Healy , Ireland
49'Scotland are running through the phases here. Frustration sets in after 11 phases though and Ali Price kicks the ball, returning possession to Ireland. The men in green fail to capitalise though and return possession to Scotland who win a lineout inside the 22.
47'Substitute on - Stuart McInally , Scotland
47'Player substituted - Fraser Brown , Scotland
46'Another good scrum from Scotland and Ireland are penalised for wheeling it. Stuart Hogg kicks for touch.
45'13-6 Penalty goal - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
44'Down the other end of the pitch Jordan Larmour steals the ball in a brilliant intercept. Bundee Aki carries the ball up the pitch but Jacob Stockdale fumbles the offload and Scotland win the scrum just inside their half.
44'That penalty couldn't have been better placed for Sexton. Right in front of the posts, he slots it over for his third penalty of the day.
44'Ireland are working through the phases about 10 metres from the Scottish line. Referee Mathieu Raynal is allowing play to run after a high tackle from Adam Hastings. Nothing happens, however, and he brings play back for an Irish penalty.
41'Player substituted - Garry Ringrose , Ireland
41'Substitute on - Robbie Henshaw , Ireland
41'10-6 End of first half
40'Interesting change from Ireland at half-time. Robbie Henshaw swapped out for Garry Ringrose. Reports that Ringrose was injured during the first-half.
40'A few stats from the first-half for you. Ireland have enjoyed 60% of the possession and 54% of the game has been played in Irish territory. Scotland have the higher tackle completion rate at 88% but also the higher penalty count conceding seven penalties to Ireland's five.
40'Phew, that was a hectic few moments before half-time. The sides go in separated by just four points. Few moments of individual brilliance from Ireland -- especially at the breakdown -- but Scotland will be confident that they can come out in the second-half and play for a win.
40'10-6 Start of second half
39'Garry Ringrose and Bundee Aki team up beautifully in the middle of the field but Sam Johnson intercepts a pass from Conor Murray and storms up the field. Neither Johnson or Hastings have the legs though and CJ Stander wins the turnover.
37'And another penalty! From a similar position as the last one but this time Sexton fails to convert.
35'10-6 Penalty goal - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
34'Newly appointed captain Johnny Sexton tries to spur his team on after that kick. Ireland have played ok so far this half but Sexton will want a lot more from his team in the second half.
34'The kick is about 40 metres out and just to the left of the posts. Sexton slots it over with ease.
33'Ireland win a penalty from the kick-off after Ali Price is found to be offside. Johnny Sexton to take.
31'Scotland win a penalty but Adam Hastings fails to convert. That's two out of three successful kicks today for the Glasgow Warriors player.
28'Scotland clear the ball and Johnny Sexton fails to fully catch the ball due to Scottish pressure. Scotland win a scrum.
27'Boos ring out around the stadium as Ireland complain that Jordan Larmour was tripped after kicking the ball by Stuart Hogg. Referee Mathieu Raynal sees no issue and play continues.
27'Stuart Hogg's resulting kick isn't good and Andrew Conway stops it reaching touch.
27'Ireland making use of the full width of the pitch. Garry Ringrose and Andrew Conway team up along the right side of the pitch but Scotland force a penalty.
25'Play was paused momentarily while O'Mahony received treatment after that turnover. Replays show a collision of heads with Zander Fagerson as he attempts to clear out the ruck. Referee decides not take any action and Johnny Sexton kicks the ball down the pitch.
23'Peter O'Mahony is getting absolutely stuck into the Scottish ruck and wins a turnover.
23'Ireland win the lineout but are unable to capitalise and Scotland overturn possession. A searching kick places them down towards the five metre line.
21'Scotland nearly overturn the scrum but Conor Murray manages to get the ball away and kicks for touch.
18'Scotland win the lineout but James Ryan and Peter O'Mahony force the Scots to spill the ball. Referee Mathieu Raynal gives Ireland a scrum.
18'Scotland possession at the moment. Ireland penalised for being off their feet. Stuart Hogg absolutely boots the ball down the pitch and brings Scotland up close to the five metre line.
16'Adam Hastings converts the penalty to bring Scotland within a point of Ireland. Andy Farrell will be frustrated with how quickly Ireland let their lead slip.
16'7-6 Penalty goal - Adam Hastings , Scotland
14'First scrum of the day results in a penalty for Scotland. Cian Healy is penalised for collapsing the scrum.
12'7-3 Conversion - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
11'Beautiful teamwork from Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton for the try there. Both players faced questions in the lead up to this tournament about whether they really still are the best in the world. More play like that and those doubts will surely be silenced.
10'Ireland win the lineout and play the ball across the field. Referee plays advantage after a Scottish infringement and Johnny Sexton dives over the line for a try.
10'5-3 Try - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
7'A poor placement from Garry Ringrose on the ground sees the ball scoot out of Ireland's control and leads to a Scotland turnover. Failure to release, however, results in a penalty and Ireland kick for touch.
7'Ireland is slowly working through the phases after a break from Jordan Larmour brought them up the pitch.
5'0-3 Penalty goal - Adam Hastings , Scotland
5'Substitute on - Peter O'Mahony , Ireland
5'Player substituted - Caelan Doris , Ireland
4'Tough day for Doris. Made it just four minutes into his debut before being subbed off for a head injury.
4'Scotland have turned over possession. Caelan Doris -- who is playing in his first international test -- takes a knock to the head and stays down as play continues around him.
2'Early pressure from Scotland is soaked up by Ireland and they win a penalty which Sexton kicks out to bring them up towards the halfway line.
1'And we're underway!
1'Ireland won the toss and will play right to left in the first half.
1'When these two sides met last year, Ireland beat Scotland 13-22. Today's match is being held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Scotland haven't managed to win on Irish soil in a decade but will be hoping to change that today.
1'Today also marks the first game in charge for Ireland's Andy Farrell. Farrell joined the Irish coaching set up in 2016 as a defence coach having previously worked with Saracens, the British and Irish Lions and England. With Farrell having worked closely with former coach Joe Schmidt -- the mastermind behind much of Ireland's success in recent years -- it remains to be seen how much of Schmidt's managerial style he will keep.
1'Ireland and Scotland have a lot to prove in this championship after a disastrous World Cup in Japan. Both teams were beaten by the hosts while Scotland didn't even make it out of the pool stages. In saying that, Ireland may wish they had never made it out of the pool stages after suffering a heavy 46-14 defeat to New Zealand in the quarterfinals.
1'Hello and welcome to ESPN's live coverage of today?s Six Nations clash between Ireland and Scotland. Kick-off is in 15 minutes.
1'0-0 Start of first half

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