Scotland No 8 Simon Taylor was being examined by an orthopaedic specialist here Sunday following the severe knee injury he sustained in Saturday's Six Nations Championship defeat in Dublin. Edinburgh back-row Taylor was stretchered off with ligament damage to his left knee early in the second-half and Scotland coach Matt Williams described the injury as "severe", adding that Taylor was "in a lot of pain". Scotland physiotherapist Stuart Barton monitored Taylor on Saturday night and travelled with him on an early flight back from Dublin. Team doctor James Robson said: "Simon will be seeing an orthopaedic specialist for further assessment and possible treatment." Ireland won the match 37-16, securing the Triple Crown after beating all their fellow British Isles nations this season and second place in the Championship behind Grand Slam winners France. But defeat for Scotland meant they finished bottom of the table after losing all five of their Six Nations games.