The BBC are reporting that six Scotland players including Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg have been disciplined internally following a breach of team protocols last weekend following their Six Nations win in Rome.
The group were punished for leaving the team hotel to visit a bar in Edinburgh after returning from Rome.
Ali Pricem Darcy Graham, Sam Johnson and Sione Tuipulotu were the others involved.
When Scotland’s management was made aware of the group leaving, the players were ordered to return immediately.
The SRU said in a statement: “The Scotland management team have this week dealt with a post-match matter involving six players following the game against Italy last weekend.
“The players involved have been spoken to individually and those conversations and outcomes will remain private.
“Preparations for the match against Ireland this week have been good and the whole squad is fully focused on achieving a positive result on Saturday.”
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Nigel Owens demands four changes as current laws ARE NOT working
#1. New law needs changing
Although happy with the recently introduced 50:22 and brake foot laws, Owens isn’t happy with one recent change.
“The goal-line drop-out when you touch down inside your own in-goal area actually means you have to give the ball back to the team that has kicked beyond the goal line.
“I think we might see more kicking because the goal line drop out is more of a disadvantage to the defending team – we should go back to 22m drop-outs.
“It was designed to stop teams trying to bludgeon over the ball and force repeated 5m scrums but it hasn’t had any positive impact.”