Click here for more photos from Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations victory over Scotland at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.
Pictured above: Simon Easterby claims a lineout at Lansdowne Road. Ireland boasted a 100% record on their own lineout throw – collecting all 21 of Jerry Flannery’s darts – by the finish, with the Scots struggling on their own set piece ball.
Modestly, Munster hooker Flannery paid tribute to his team mates, saying: “If you look at our pack we have so many good second rows in Paul O’Connell, Malcolm O’Kelly and Donncha O’Callaghan. But on top of that, the Bull (John Hayes) is probably the best lifter in world rugby and Marcus Horan is not far behind him, which makes my job a lot easier.”
Anne McEachern from Edinburgh drowns her sorrows.
Captain Brian O’Driscoll makes the hard yards under pressure from Scotland out-half Dan Parks and prop Bruce Douglas.
An Irish fan shows her winning smile.
Andrew Trimble tries to fend off Scottish flanker Allister Hogg.
A Scottish supporter uses the match programme to shelter from the rain as he cheers on his side.
**All photos by Dan Sheridan, Billy Stickland and Morgan Treacy of Inpho Photography**