Ireland 28-8 Scotland match report: Joe Schmidt’s men close in on 6 Nations title
Ireland has closed in on the 2018 Six Nations title and kept hopes of a Grand Slam alive following 28-8 bonus-point victory against Scotland in Dublin.
The Irish victory means they will be champions if the English do not also score four tries and win away to France in Saturday’s later match.
Two tries by Jacob Stockdale and further scores by Conor Murray and Sean Cronin secured a deserved Irish win.
Blair Kinghorn scored on his first Test start for Scotland but the visitors were left to rue missed chances.
In a game of unrelenting pace, both teams created opportunities – but it was Ireland who proved more ruthless when it counted.