Ireland edge Scotland 22-13

Hannah Smith scores Scotland's only try of the game against Ireland.. Image

Hannah Smith scores Scotland's only try of the game against Ireland.. Image

Carbery nearly gave Scotland its only try from an intercept, but he created the only try in the second half and kicked a penalty to deny the Scots even a losing bonus point at home.

Ireland's three tries all resulted from Scottish errors, perhaps with some degree of pressure inflicted from the reigning 6 Nations champions forcing the issue, but not forgivable at this level if the Scots really had serious designs on winning the championship.

Schmidt admitted it "wasn't the prettiest game", but he was "partially" pleased with Ireland's display.

"In that first half we were in our 22 for 34 per cent of the time and in our half for about 72 per cent of the time".

Ireland had lost the physical battle against Eddies Jones' England team, prompting a week of soul-searching, but Scotland were never going to beat the Irish in a similar way. We haven't won there for 20 years, but I believe in our squad. He was also relieved by the team's effort. "I think he's benefiting greatly from being down in Munster", said Best of the 23-year-old.

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

"But we don't strive for alright, we want to be the best we can be and last week wasn't that". It should have been play-on.

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've obviously got a lot of improving to do but, at the same time, we just had to wear them down.

Tommy Seymour sprinted back to cover but he and Sean Maitland got too close and the pass between the wings went high and astray, Conor Murray seizing on the gift for the try, which went unconverted. The talismanic full-back trudged off in the first half of Saturday's match nursing a shoulder injury. Star fullback Stuart Hogg was hit late by Peter O'Mahony, flew over the Irish flanker, and crashed onto his right shoulder. We could've scored a couple more tries. It was disappointing, he chipped ahead and got sandwiched between two players. 'It was a big moment in the game. "We'll need to be at our best if we are to win over there".

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