Scotland team to play Ireland: 2022 Six Nations - Ruck

Scotland team to play Ireland: 2022 Six Nations

Head coach Gregor Townsend has named his Scotland team to play Ireland as they look to avoid a fifth place finish in Dublin.

Edinburgh Rugby stand-off Blair Kinghorn is rewarded for some impressive performances, including his starring role in the recent United Rugby Championship victory against Connacht two weeks ago, and will partner Ali Price, who won a 50th cap in the win over Italy last weekend.

Exeter Chiefs second row Gray has also returned to the starting XV having been ruled out of Scotland’s last two matches through injury.

Where and when is it on?

Saturday’s match takes place at the Aviva Stadium with a 4.45pm kick-off.

Should Ireland win and England beat France later that night then Ireland will be Six Nations champions.

Scotland team to play Ireland:

15. Stuart Hogg – Exeter Chiefs – (Captain) – 92 caps
14. Darcy Graham – Edinburgh Rugby – 26 caps
13. Chris Harris – Gloucester Rugby – (Vice-Captain) – 35 caps
12. Sam Johnson – Glasgow Warriors – 23 caps
11. Kyle Steyn – Glasgow Warriors – 4 caps
10. Blair Kinghorn – Edinburgh Rugby – 30 caps
9. Ali Price – Glasgow Warriors – 50 caps


1. Pierre Schoeman – Edinburgh Rugby – 8 caps
2. George Turner – Glasgow Warriors – 24 caps
3. Zander Fagerson – Glasgow Warriors – 46 caps
4. Jonny Gray – Exeter Chiefs – 66 caps
5. Grant Gilchrist – Edinburgh Rugby – (Vice-Captain) – 52 caps
6. Rory Darge – Glasgow Warriors – 3 caps
7. Hamish Watson – Edinburgh Rugby – 48 caps
8. Matt Fagerson – Glasgow Warriors – 20 caps

Replacements

16. Fraser Brown – Glasgow Warriors – 54 caps
17. Allan Dell – London Irish – 33 caps
18. WP Nel – Edinburgh Rugby – 47 caps
19. Sam Skinner – Exeter Chiefs – 19 caps
20. Josh Bayliss – Bath Rugby – 2 caps
21. Ben White – London Irish – 3 caps
22. Finn Russell – Racing 92 – 62 caps
23. Mark Bennett – Edinburgh Rugby – 23 caps

EDITORS PICKS:

“Embarrassing” – Four of the biggest Six Nations flops

#1. Finn Russell (Scotland)

Russell can take heart if consistency really is the hallmark of the unimaginative. The Scotland fly-half is a man who, on a good day, can turn a game with a heavenly flash of inspiration. But there are other afternoons when entire matches seem to pass him by and that pretty much sums up his Six Nations.

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