Ireland host Scotland in their final game of the 2022 Six Nations and Andy Farrell’s men still have chances of winning the title.
They must beat Scotland to keep their title hopes alive and hope England beats France to lift the trophy. If Ireland don’t win, they can still take a lot from the campaign with extremely impressive performances.
They have also produced new talent, with winger Mack Hansen making headlines thanks to his scoring ability. But head coach Andy Farrell says the team still has a long way to go in terms of improvement.
“It takes time when you have a way of wanting to play,” he said. “You have to do it step by step. We are here? No. I don’t think we are. Are we getting better? Yes, yes, we are. So the guys are working incredibly hard to achieve their own plan and then you see the progress.”
Here’s everything you need to know before playing:
When does Ireland play Scotland?
The game will kick off at 4.45pm on Saturday 19 March at the Aviva Stadium.
How can I watch Ireland vs Scotland?
The game will be broadcast by ITV and fans can also stream the game via the ITV Hub.
What’s new from the team?
Andy Farrell makes three changes from the Ireland starting side who beat England. James Ryan is out with a concussion so Iain Henderson starts, winger Mack Hansen is back on the side and Jack Conan starts in 8th.
Gregor Townsend has made two changes from the Scotland starting side that beat Italy. Blair Kinghorn comes up as a surprise fly-half for Finn Russell, who is on the bench, and Jonny Gray returns from injury to the second row line-up.
Ireland: Hugo Keenan; Mack Hansen, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton (Captain), Jamison Gibson Park; Cian Healy, Dan Sheehan, Tadhg Furlong, Tadhg Beirne, Iain Henderson, Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.
Replacement: Rob Herring, Dave Kilcoyne, Finlay Bealham, Kieran Treadwell, Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray, Joey Carbery, Robbie Henshaw.
Scotland: Stuart Hogg (Captain); Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Sam Johnson, Kyle Steyn; Blair Kinghorn, Ali Price; Pierre Schoeman, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, Jonny Gray, Grant Gilchrist, Rory Darge, Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson.
Replacement: Fraser Brown, Allan Dell, WP Nel, Sam Skinner, Josh Bayliss, Ben White, Finn Russell, Mark Bennett.
Ireland – 1/10
Tie – 45/1
Scotland – 6/1
The game is going to be tight and both teams want to end the campaign on a high note. But with Ireland needing to win to take the title they should simply beat Scotland as they have extra motivation. Ireland 20-15 Scotland.
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