"If you match that you will probably get something out of the game".
"He got a stamp on the ankle and when they treated that the medics reckoned he needed to be looked at".
The hosts also had to deal with injury set backs of their own as Stuart Hogg was forced off early. Peter O'Mahony linked with Sexton who drew Allan Dell and put Stockdale through a gap by the ruck and the ace finisher did what he did best. "It's just a bit of aggravation after having a knock".
Ireland's Joey Carbery runs with the ball before offloadfing to Ireland's wing Keith Earls (unseen) who ran on to score his team's third try during the Six Nations worldwide rugby union match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland on Febuary 9, 2019.
Sam Johnson cut the deficit after Finn Russell broke free and brilliantly picked out his teammate to score.
A poor Earls clearance kick handed the Scots another chance to attack and the winger had to be alert to the danger to scramble the ball into touch when Jones' chip-ahead pin-balled off Rob Kearney and Carbery.
Monstrous shift. Back to his best.
He says Schmidt's Ireland have lacked that dynamic in order to put points on their opposition.
Rob Kearney has returned at full-back after the experiment of moving Henshaw to 15 to face England failed amid Ireland's heavy defeat in Dublin. Couldn't really get going in attack, but was asked to do a lot at times. Knowing he wouldn't make it himself, the Munster man spotted Earls and floated a attractive left-handed pass for his winger to score and then nailed the conversion.
Joe Schmidt has hit back at critics of his tactics by insisting Ireland boast a "very varied game" despite their comprehensive Guinness Six Nations loss to England. Once they had identified Scotland's vulnerability close to the ruck, they kept probing there, and came close to breaking through several times as well as on the occasion when Jacob Stockdale got their second try. Carbery's conversion ensured that Ireland extended their lead to nine points. That gave Scotland a glimmer of hope, but the deficit went back to nine with a dozen minutes left when Carbery knocked over another penalty, awarded after Josh Strauss did not roll away.
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