Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
| Help
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Saturday, 27 March, 2004, 15:54 GMT
Clockwatch: Ireland 37-16 Scotland

All the action as it happens from the Six Nations encounter in Dublin as Ireland win the Triple Crown.


80 mins FINAL SCORE Ireland 37-16 Scotland: Replacement David Humphreys fires the ball into the stands as Ireland celebrate their first Triple Crown for 19 years.

79 mins: Scotland finishing game in Ireland's ''22'', but a penalty frees Ireland to clear the danger.

78 mins: The game becomes very loose as Ireland attempt to keep the ball alive, and then give all their replacements a run in the final throes of the match.

75 mins: D'Arcy again causes havoc as Ireland finally find an extra gear and O'Gara puts his side deep into Scottish territory with touchline kick.

73 mins TRY Ireland 37-16 Scotland: D'Arcy grabs his second try when he carved out space to find Murphy on the left, before receiving a return ball to sprint over at the posts. O'Gara again converts.

71 mins: Ireland's line-out again misfires as they give up possession in a good attacking position on the Scotland 10-metre line.

67 mins: Scotland turnover denies Ireland from a break away from the halfway line and a penalty puts the visitors back on the offensive.

64 mins: Scotland show that they are not finished by immediately forcing the pace and putting Ireland under pressure, but they spill the ball with the defence stretched.

62 mins TRY Ireland 30-16 Scotland: Great work by the Irish pack allowed scrum-half Stringer to find space to squeeze over for Ireland's fourth try with O'Gara adding the extra points.

61 mins: Tremendous driving run by D'Arcy puts Ireland into great attacking position.

58 mins: A nervous Ireland are kept on the defensive and O'Driscoll had to look sharp to touchdown a neat kick through by Patterson.

55 mins: Scotland steal Irish line-out set up platform for a dangerous attack and after great continuity work a great tackle by O'Driscoll on Stuart Grimes stopped the second-row in his tracks five metres out.

53mins TRY Ireland 23-16 Scotland: Tremendous pressure finally sees Ireland score their third try when David Wallace skips out of a tackle to force himself over the line midway out. O'Gara kicks conversion.

50 mins: Ireland storm back and O'Gara's penalty from hand puts Ireland five metres out from the Scottish line.

48mins TRY Ireland 16-16 Scotland: Flanker Allister Hogg finishes off some great work by the Scotland pack as he dives over for his first internatinoal try with Patterson levelling the game with the conversion.

44 mins: Scotland continue to unsettle Ireland with good continuity work to play the game inside the opponents half.

43 mins: An excellent kick by Parks sends Ireland back into their own ''22'', but Scotland were penalised for pulling down a maul.

42 mins: Scotland's number eight Simon Taylor stretchered off after twisting his ankle in attempting to tackle Horgan with Jon Petrie coming on.

41 mins: Ireland go straight on to the offensive at the start of the second half with Horgan striding deep into Scottish territory.


40 mins HALF-TIME Ireland 16-9 Scotland: An off-form O'Gara misses the difficult conversion, but Ireland go in at half-time with a deserved lead.

39 mins TRY Ireland 16-9 Scotland: Ireland score their second try from a five-metre scrum when the ball was flashed across the threequarter line for Murphy to take an O'Driscoll pass to dive over in the left-hand corner.

38 mins: Ireland immediately upped the tempo and a scrambling Scottish defence managed to keep their try-line intact.

36 mins DROP GOAL Ireland 11-9 Scotland: A superbly-struck drop goal by Dan Parks puts Scotland within striking distance.

35 mins: Murphy makes a marvellous mark 10 metres from his own line as Scotland begin to show some attacking form.

33 mins: Ireland are penalised at a ruck but Patterson shaved the wrong side of the upright from 40 metres.

31 mins: The home side continue to pressurise Scotland, but O'Gara kicks the ball dead from a penalty as Ireland were looking to drive home from a line-out.

27 mins: Ireland should have scored when they had extra men out right, but Scotland gained possession and nearly stole a try at the other end but the retreating Peter Stinger cleared the danger.

24 mins PENALTY Ireland 11-6 Scotland: Great break by Geordan Murphy puts Ireland back on the attack and when Scotland were again penalised, O'Gara this time knocked over the penalty.

22 mins PENALTY Ireland 8-6 Scotland: Webster tackled high by Malcolm O'Kelly and Paterson slots over easy penalty from in front of posts.

18 mins TRY Ireland 8-3 Scotland: Ireland flash ball across the backs from a line-out and O'Driscoll floats a great ball to Horgan who makes ground before feeding D'Arcy who sprints in for his first international try. O'Gara misses the conversion.

15 mins: Good cover tackling by Patterson stops Gordon D'Arcy making in-roads into the left-hand corner after slick handling by the threequarters.

14 mins: Ireland continue to savour territorial advantage with O'Gara kicking deep into the corners.

12 mins: Shane Horgan loses race in a kick and chase to the try-line with Scottish winger Simon Webster.

11 mins: Ireland are seeing plenty of possession but looking nervous in attack with ball in hand.

9 mins: Scottish hooker Gordon Bulloch penalised for obstruction but O'Gara pulls penalty wide from a good position.

8 mins: Ireland look dangerous on attack and Brian O'Driscoll was floored by a high tackle by Simon Taylor but referee missed the incident

6 mins: Scotland are on the front foot, but the Ireland defence is very solid and an O'Gara penalty puts his side on the offensuive.

4 mins PENALTY Ireland 3-3 Scotland: O'Gara equalises with a penalty after Scotland were caught offside.

1 min PENALTY Ireland 0-3 Scotland: Ireland penalised and Scottish skipper Chris Patterson opens the scoring with a simple kick from close-in.

Kick-off 1600: Dan Parkes kicks-off for Scotland with Ronan O'Gara having his clearance kick charging down by Chris Cusiter.

David Wallace and Paul O'Connell return to the fold for Ireland.

Munster flanker Wallace takes over from Keith Gleeson, who is out for eight weeks with a broken arm.

O'Connell, fit again after overcoming a rib injury, returns to partner Malcolm O'Kelly at lock, with Donnacha O'Callaghan dropping down to the bench.

Scotland coach Matt Williams has shuffled his pack in a bid to find some form.

Skipper Chris Paterson has been moved to full-back with Glasgow's Dan Parks taking over in the number10 shirt.

Allister Hogg replaces Cammy Mather at openside flanker with Jon Petrie on the bench.


Ireland: G Dempsey, A Horgan, G D'Arcy, B O'Driscoll, G Murphy, R O'Gara, P Stringer, R Corrigan, S Byrne, J Hayes, M O'Kelly, P O'Connell, S Easterby, P Wallace, A Foley.

Replacements: F Sheahan, Horan, D O'Callaghan), V Costello, D Humphreys, G Easterby, K Maggs.

Scotland:: C Paterson, S Danielli, T Philip, A Henderson, S Webster, D Parks, C Cusiter, A Jacobsen, G Bulloch, B Douglas, S Murray, S Grimes, J White, S Taylor, A Hogg.

Replacements: R Russell, G Kerr, N Hines, J Petrie, M Blair, B Laney, D Lee.




RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs

MMIX

Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability Sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other Sport...

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport