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Rugby Six Nations 2019 : Scotland vs Ireland The Six Nations already has the pressure of this being the Rugby World Cup year too, so performances have to be at their peak.

Rugby Six Nations 2019 Live The defending Grand Slam champions arrive in Edinburgh a wounded team after seeing their exceptional run of form and formidable home winning streak ended with a brutal 32-20 defeat to England in which they failed to match the visitors’ physicality and intensity.

Rugby Six Nations 2019 Live Stream They face a Scotland team that began their campaign with a bonus-point win over Italy but will have been alarmed by a lack of concentration that saw them concede three tries in the final 10 minutes.

Saturday’s late afternoon action comes from Rome, where Italy, who have now lost 18 successive matches in the competition, will look to build on that late flurry against Wales at the Stadio Olimpico.

Warren Gatland has made 10 changes to the side that remarkably overturned a 16-point half-time deficit in Paris on Friday night thanks to some inexplicable French errors.

Follow live updates from the opening Six Nations match of the weekend as Ireland look to bounce back from their home defeat by England when they travel to Murrayfield to take on Scotland.

Tries from Cian Healy and John Cooney were not enough for Joe Schmidt’s side in their 20-32 defeat, with a quick start from Eddie Jones’ men proving to be their undoing.

The holders now face table-topping Scotland, who beat Italy 33-20 at Murrayfield on the opening weekend, but while Blair Kinghorn became the first Scotland player to score a hat-trick in the tournament he has been dropped in favour of Sean Maitland. Follow live updates below.

The good news for Ireland is that Sean O’Brien is out warming up and will start as planned after missing training on Friday.
It looks like his workload is still being carefully managed after a fractured arm suffered in the win over Argentina in November.
The re-routing and late arrival of Ireland’s team bus was of course a big story on their last trip to Murrayfield in 2017, with Schmidt suggesting that his players had “a bit of anxiety at not having had the full period to warm up”.
Scotland scored three early tries on that day and the episode appeared to leave something of a bitter taste. Thankfully it looks like there will be no repeat of that saga this year!

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