Ireland revive Six Nations campaign with 22-13 win over Scotland

Scotland's Megan Kennedy tackles Nicole Fowley during Ireland's win on Friday

Scotland's Megan Kennedy tackles Nicole Fowley during Ireland's win on Friday

Joe Schmidt in his post-match press conference confirmed that Johnny Sexton failed a HIA during Ireland's 22-13 win over Scotland in Edinburgh this afternoon.

Ireland were 12-3 ahead thanks to tries from Conor Murray and Jacob Stockdale when Sexton picked up a nasty injury.

"I believe that the way we play will put pressure on any team, whether we're playing at home or away".

"It was chaotic in the first half and Scotland probably enjoyed that better".

But Jones fumbled a restart from Jonny Sexton that looked to be going out on the full, and Ireland had their first foothold, although initially the Scots seemed to repulse them and won turnover possession.

"Both remain part of the Scotland squad and will be assessed by a specialist this week to inform their programme of rehabilitation", said the SRU.

"But it was just that final piece, the execution off set-piece which has been really good, that fell off the jigsaw today, and that's my fault".

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However, a superb burst from inside his own-half created Ireland's third try, veteran Keith Earls touching down, which he converted and he added a well taken penalty later in the second-half to give the Irish some breathing space.

"I think that was the first knock and then he got another one after that".

"I think it was a different pressure (against Scotland) but we're back now to the pressure that we put on ourselves".

But a key period just before half-time saw Ireland heroically and desperately hold off a Scottish attack that lasted 25 phases. 'With the game going the way it was going, you can understand why we got frustrated.

Scotland began brightly and got the scoreboard moving first, but they helped Ireland into the game and put themselves needlessly under pressure with their first pair of bad defensive blunders. We launched off a line-out in the second half and Sean O'Brien reached the ball, ' explained Laidlaw.

"But we don't strive for all right, we want to be the best we can be and England wasn't it".

They also became the first visiting side to win a Six Nations contest at Murrayfield since England's 15-9 success on February 6, 2016, ending Scotland's run of seven successive home wins in the championship. We conceded the try a minute after that and lost one of our best players'. 'We'll see what will happen over the next few days.

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