Ireland v Scotland

Date:

Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Referee: Matt Carley (England)

Attendance: Played behind closed doors

Ireland v Scotland Match Reports

Ireland beat Scotland 31-16 in the Autumn Nations Cup third-place play-off match at the Aviva Stadium. A closely contested first-half ended 11-9 in the host's favour after Keith Earls scored a try to add to Johnny Sexton's earlier penalty kicks, whilst Jaco van der Walt kicked Scotland's points. After the break Cian Healy plundered a try for Ireland before Earls crossed for his second. Duhan van der Merwe burst through to bring Scotland back into contention, but two Ross Byrne penalty kicks secured the victory for Ireland. A selection of match reports is listed below:

Ireland v Scotland - Match Highlights

Ireland v Scotland - Match Stats

Ireland: (11) 31
Try: Earls (38', 50'), Healy (44')
Conversion: Sexton (45', 51')
Penalty: Sexton (23', 32'), Byrne (66', 76')

Scotland: (9) 16
Try: van der Merwe (56')
Conversion: van der Walt (57')
Penalty: van der Walt (13', 20', 27')

Man of the match: Caelan Doris (Ireland)


Ireland v Scotland - Team Line-ups

Ireland Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Cian Healy
  • 2 Rob Herring
  • 3 Andrew Porter
  • 4 Iain Henderson
  • 5 James Ryan
  • 6 CJ Stander
  • 7 Peter O'Mahony
  • 8 Caelan Doris

Backs

  • 9 Conor Murray
  • 10 Jonathan Sexton (Captain)
  • 11 Keith Earls
  • 12 Robbie Henshaw
  • 13 Bundee Aki
  • 14 Hugo Keenan
  • 15 Jacob Stockdale

Replacements

  • 16 Ronan Kelleher
  • 17 Eric O‚ÄôSullivan
  • 18 John Ryan
  • 19 Quinn Roux
  • 20 Josh van der Flier
  • 21 Jamison Gibson Park
  • 22 Ross Byrne
  • 23 Chris Farrell

Scotland Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Rory Sutherland
  • 2 Fraser Brown
  • 3 Zander Fagerson
  • 4 Scott Cummings
  • 5 Jonny Gray
  • 6 Blade Thomson
  • 7 Jamie Ritchie
  • 8 Matt Fagerson

Backs

  • 9 Ali Price
  • 10 Jaco van der Walt
  • 11 Duhan van der Merwe
  • 12 Duncan Taylor
  • 13 Chris Harris
  • 14 Darcy Graham
  • 15 Stuart Hogg (Captain)

Replacements

  • 16 Stuart McInally
  • 17 Oli Kebble
  • 18 Willem Nel
  • 19 Sam Skinner
  • 20 Blair Cowan
  • 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
  • 22 Huw Jones
  • 23 Sean Maitland