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Scotland v Ireland

Scotland v Ireland



Andy Nicol says: “Scotland had an above average autumn series, coming close to beating Australia and getting wins against Argentina and Georgia. So there’s a feel-good factor right now. We have to channel that into the Ireland game, which is massive. This tournament is all about momentum. If you win your first game you get huge confidence; if you lose, it really sets you back. The Scottish public isn’t expecting titles or Grand Slams, but there’s a definite buzz in the stands now, and that will galvanise our team.”

One to watch: Finn Russell
“The fly half is hugely important to Scotland. Finn plays with such confidence, and when he’s on his game he can do really special things. I love his temperament, the way he’s always willing to try things. He has the ability to take Scotland to the next level.”


Scotland v Ireland (Kick-off 2.25pm). The tournament gets under way at Murrayfield, where John Inverdale introduces coverage of a fixture Ireland have dominated in recent years. The nations met on the final weekend of the competition last season, with Ireland moving above the Scots in the table courtesy of their 35-25 victory at the Aviva Stadium. With commentary by Andrew Cotter and Andy Nicol, and analysis by Keith Wood, Chris Paterson and Jeremy Guscott.

Cast & Crew

Presenter John Inverdale
Guest Keith Wood
Guest Chris Paterson
Guest Jeremy Guscott
Commentator Andrew Cotter
Commentator Andy Nicol
Editor Richard Hughes
Producer Matthew Griffiths
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