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...Paul O'Connell jumps for joy as his Munster team mate John Hayes scores a try during last season's 40-13 win for Ireland at Murrayfield...

HEAD TO HEAD: IRELAND v SCOTLAND

HEAD TO HEAD -
Played: 118
Ireland Won: 51
Scotland Won: 61
Drawn: 5
Abandoned: 1

BIGGEST WINS -
Ireland - Points: 44-22 (2000); Margin: 36-6 (2003)
Scotland - Points & Margin: 38-10 (1997)

...Ireland's victorious Triple Crown side of 2004...

THE WORLD'S MOST PLAYED FIXTURE BEFORE MARCH 11 -
123 - Australia v New Zealand (First played in 1903)
123 - Scotland v England (First played in 1871)
118 - Ireland v Scotland (First played in 1877)
118 - England v Ireland (First played in 1875)
113 - England v Wales (First played in 1881)
111 - Scotland v Wales (First played in 1883)
111 - Ireland v Wales (First played in 1882)

IRELAND - 2005/06 FORM GUIDE -
Lost 7-45 v New Zealand (home), Lost 14-30 v Australia (home), Won 43-12 v Romania (home), Won 26-16 v Italy (home), Lost 31-43 v France (away), Won 31-5 v Wales (home)

SCOTLAND - 2005/06 FORM GUIDE -
Lost 19-23 v Argentina (home), Won 18-11 v Samoa (home), Lost 10-29 v New Zealand (home), Won 20-16 v France (home), Lost 18-28 v Wales (away), Won 18-12 v England (home)

IRELAND - MOST CAPPED PLAYERS -
78 - Malcolm O'Kelly
72 - David Humphreys
70 - Kevin Maggs
69 - Mike Gibson
64 - Peter Stringer
63 - Willie John McBride
62 - Anthony Foley, Brian O'Driscoll, Girvan Dempsey
61 - Fergus Slattery
60 - John Hayes

IRELAND - ALL-TIME LEADING POINTS SCORERS -
579 - Ronan O'Gara
560 - David Humphreys
308 - Michael Kiernan
296 - Eric Elwood

...Ireland's second highest points scorer David Humphreys is tackled by legendary Scottish scrum half Gary Armstrong...

IRELAND - ALL-TIME LEADING TRY SCORERS -
27 - Brian O'Driscoll
25 - Denis Hickie
17 - Brendan Mullin
16 - Geordan Murphy
15 - Keith Wood, Kevin Maggs
14 - Girvan Dempsey, George Stephenson, Shane Horgan

...Ireland's leading try scorer Brian O'Driscoll scores against Scotland in 2000...

SCOTLAND - MOST CAPPED PLAYERS -
82 - Gregor Townsend
75 - Gordon Bulloch
73 - Scott Murray
71 - Stuart Grimes
70 - Kenny Logan
65 - Scott Hastings
62 - Chris Paterson
61 - Doddie Weir, Gavin Hastings, Tom Smith
60 - Craig Chalmers, Brian Redpath

SCOTLAND - ALL-TIME LEADING POINTS SCORERS -
667 - Gavin Hastings
445 - Chris Paterson
273 - Andy Irvine
220 - Kenny Logan
210 - Peter Dods
166 - Craig Chalmers
164 - Gregor Townsend

...Gavin Hastings, with 667 points, is still Scotland's leading points scorer...

SCOTLAND - ALL-TIME LEADING TRY SCORERS -
24 - Ian Smith, Tony Stanger
19 - Chris Paterson
17 - Alan Tait, Gavin Hastings, Gregor Townsend

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