Battling Ireland overcome defiant Scotland to retain Six Nations title

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  • Ireland 17-13 Scotland
  • Tense victory secures back-to-back championships

In the end a bit of an anticlimax, for the neutral at least. The scenes at the Aviva Stadium come the final whistle were familiar. Another Ireland win, a 19th consecutive such result at home; another Six Nations title. But this was not secured with the imperious air we have come to expect of this team.

After withstanding a fearful battering in the second half for the concession of only 10 points, Scotland struck with two minutes to play with a typically incisive score, Huw Jones slicing through grasping Irish hands to narrow the deficit to four points again. The visitors were after a gong of their own – the triple crown. Ireland were down to 14, after Harry Byrne had been shown the latest yellow for an accidental clash of heads

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Written by Michael Aylwin at the Aviva Stadium
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