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Head-To-Head: Ireland v Scotland

Head-To-Head: Ireland v Scotland

See below for a statistical preview of Saturday’s World Cup warm-up clash between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield (kick-off 2.30pm).

WORLD CUP WARM-UP MATCH: Saturday, August 11

SCOTLAND v IRELAND, Murrayfield, 2.30pm (live RTE One/BBC One)

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Scotland: Rory Lamont; Sean Lamont, Rob Dewey, Andrew Henderson, Simon Webster; Chris Paterson, Mike Blair; Allan Jacobsen, Ross Ford, Euan Murray, Nathan Hines, Jim Hamilton, Jason White (capt), Allister Hogg, Simon Taylor.

Replacements: Fergus Thomson, Craig Smith, Scott MacLeod, Kelly Brown, Chris Cusiter, Dan Parks, Hugo Southwell.

Ireland: Geordan Murphy; Brian Carney, Brian O’Driscoll (capt), Gavin Duffy, Tommy Bowe; Paddy Wallace, Isaac Boss; Bryan Young, Jerry Flannery, Simon Best, Paul O’Connell, Malcolm O’Kelly, Neil Best, Stephen Ferris, Jamie Heaslip.

Replacements: Rory Best, John Hayes, Alan Quinlan, Keith Gleeson, Eoin Reddan, Ronan O’Gara, Shane Horgan.

Referee: Tony Spreadbury (England)
Touch Judges: Wayne Barnes (England), Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Television Match Official: Rob Debney (England)

Head-To-Head:

Played – 120
Scotland Won – 61
Ireland Won – 53
Drawn – 5
Abandoned – 1

Biggest Wins In The Series:

Scotland – Points And Margin: 38-10 (1997)
Ireland – Points: 44-22 (2000); Margin: 36-6 (2003)

Scotland v Ireland Since 1997:

1997 – Scotland won 38-10, Murrayfield
1998 – Scotland won 17-16, Lansdowne Road
1999 – Scotland won 30-13, Murrayfield
2000 – Ireland won 44-22, Lansdowne Road
2001 – Scotland won 32-10, Murrayfield
2002 – Ireland won 43-22, Lansdowne Road
2003 – Ireland won 36-6, Murrayfield
2003 – Ireland won 29-10, Murrayfield (RWC warm-up)
2004 – Ireland won 37-16, Lansdowne Road
2005 – Ireland won 40-13, Murrayfield
2006 – Ireland won 15-9, Lansdowne Road
2007 – Ireland won 19-18, Murrayfield

Composite Six Nations Record (2000-2007):

Scotland – Played 40, Won 12, Drawn 1, Lost 27
Ireland – Played 40, Won 29, Drawn 0, Lost 11

Form Guide From 2006 Six Nations:

Scotland:

France (6N) home – won 20-16
Wales (6N) away – lost 18-28
England (6N) home – won 18-12
Ireland (6N) away – lost 9-15
Italy (6N) home – won 13-10
South Africa away – lost 16-36
South Africa away – lost 15-29
Romania home – won 48-6
Pacific Islanders home – won 34-22
Australia home – lost 15-44
England (6N) away – lost 20-42
Wales (6N) home – won 21-9
Italy (6N) home – lost 17-37
Ireland (6N) home – lost 18-19
France (6N) away – lost 19-46

Ireland:

Italy (6N) home – won 26-16
France (6N) away – lost 31-43
Wales (6N) home – won 31-5
Scotland (6N) home – won 15-9
England (6N) away – won 28-24
New Zealand away – lost 23-34
New Zealand away – lost 17-27
Australia away – lost 15-37
South Africa home – won 32-15
Australia home – won 21-6
Pacific Islanders home – won 61-17
Wales (6N) away – won 19-9
France (6N) home – lost 17-20
England (6N) home – won 43-13
Scotland (6N) home – won 19-18
Italy (6N) away – won 51-24
Argentina away – lost 20-22
Argentina away – lost 0-16

Most Capped Players:

Scotland:

84 – Scott Murray
82 – Gregor Townsend
75 – Gordon Bulloch
74 – Chris Paterson
71 – Stuart Grimes
70 – Kenny Logan
65 – Scott Hastings
61 – Gavin Hastings, Doddie Weir, Tom Smith
60 – Craig Chalmers, Bryan Redpath
57 – Jason White

Ireland:

85 – Malcolm O’Kelly
76 – Peter Stringer
74 – Girvan Dempsey, Brian O’Driscoll
73 – John Hayes
72 – David Humphreys
71 – Ronan O’Gara
70 – Kevin Maggs
69 – Mike Gibson
63 – Willie John McBride

All-Time Top Points Scorers:

Scotland:

667 – Gavin Hastings
561 – Chris Paterson
273 – Andy Irvine
220 – Kenny Logan
210 – Peter Dods
166 – Craig Chalmers
164 – Gregor Townsend

Ireland:

742 – Ronan O’Gara
560 – David Humphreys
308 – Michael Kiernan
296 – Eric Elwood
217 – Ollie Campbell

All-Time Top Try Scorers:

Scotland:

24 – Ian Smith, Tony Stanger
21 – Chris Paterson
17 – Gavin Hastings, Alan Tait, Gregor Townsend

Ireland:

29 – Denis Hickie, Brian O’Driscoll
20 – Shane Horgan
17 – Girvan Dempsey, Geordan Murphy, Brendan Mullin
15 – Keith Wood, Kevin Maggs
14 – George Stephenson