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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 RBS 6 Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 5pm).

2012 RBS 6 NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP: Saturday, March 10

IRELAND (4th) v SCOTLAND (5th), Aviva Stadium, 5pm (live RTÉ Two/BBC One)

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IRELAND: Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster); Tommy Bowe (Ospreys), Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster), Gordon D’Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster), Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster); Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster); Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) (capt), Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster), Donncha O’Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster), Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster), Stephen Ferris (Dungannon/Ulster), Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster), Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster).

Replacements: Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Tom Court (Malone/Ulster), Mike McCarthy (Buccaneers/Connacht), Shane Jennings (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Tomas O’Leary (Dolphin/Munster), Ronan O’Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster), Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster).

SCOTLAND: Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors); Lee Jones (Edinburgh), Nick De Luca (Edinburgh), Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors), Sean Lamont (Scarlets); Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh), Mike Blair (Edinburgh); Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh), Ross Ford (Edinburgh) (capt), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh), Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Jim Hamilton (Gloucester), John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors), Ross Rennie (Edinburgh), David Denton (Edinburgh).

Replacements: Scott Lawson (Gloucester), Euan Murray (Newcastle Falcons), Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors), Richie Vernon (Sale Sharks), Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors), Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors), Max Evans (Castres Olympique).

Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Romain Poite (France), Greg Garner (England)
Television Match Official: Giulio De Santis (Italy)


Played – 126
Ireland Won – 56
Scotland Won – 64
Drawn – 5
Abandoned – 1

The five drawn matches were in 1893, 1896, 1900 (all 0-0), 1979 (11-11) and 1994 (6-6). The abandoned game was in 1885 at Ormeau in Belfast, when the pitch became waterlogged during a storm.

Scotland’s win in Dublin in 2010 brought to an end a run of eight successive Ireland wins in the Six Nations

Ireland v Scotland: IRFU Stats Vault

Biggest Wins:

Ireland: Points: 44-22, 2000 Six Nations; Margin: 36-6, 2003 Six Nations

Scotland: Points & Margin: 38-10, 1997 Five Nations

Individual Records In The Series:

Most Points In A Match: Ireland 26 (David Humphreys 2003); Scotland 18 (Chris Paterson 2007, Dan Parks 2010)

Most Tries In A Match: Ireland 3 (Eugene Davy 1930, Seamus Byrne 1953, Brian O’Driscoll 2002); Scotland 4 (William Stewart 1913)

Ireland v Scotland In The Six Nations:

2000: Ireland 44-22, Lansdowne Road; 2001: Scotland 32-10, Murrayfield; 2002: Ireland 43-22, Lansdowne Road; 2003: Ireland 36-6, Murrayfield; 2004: Ireland 37-16, Lansdowne Road; 2005: Ireland 40-13, Murrayfield; 2006: Ireland 15-9, Lansdowne Road; 2007: Ireland 19-18, Murrayfield; 2008: Ireland 34-13, Croke Park; 2009: Ireland 22-15, Murrayfield; 2010: Scotland 23-20, Croke Park; 2011: Ireland 21-18, Murrayfield

Ireland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2010 Six Nations:

Won 29-11 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Lost 33-10 v France away (Six Nations)
Won 20-16 v England away (Six Nations)
Won 27-12 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Lost 23-20 v Scotland home (Six Nations)
Lost 66-28 v New Zealand away (Summer Tour)
Lost 22-15 v Australia away (Summer Tour)
Lost 23-21 v South Africa home (Autumn Series)
Won 20-10 v Samoa home (Autumn Series)
Lost 38-18 v New Zealand home (Autumn Series)
Won 29-9 v Argentina home (Autumn Series)
Won 13-11 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Lost 25-22 v France home (Six Nations)
Won 21-18 v Scotland away (Six Nations)
Lost 19-13 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Won 24-8 v England home (Six Nations)
Lost 10-6 v Scotland away (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 19-12 v France away (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 26-22 v France home (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 20-9 v England home (World Cup Warm-Up)
Won 22-10 v USA neutral (World Cup Pool C)
Won 15-6 v Australia neutral (World Cup Pool C)
Won 62-12 v Russia neutral (World Cup Pool C)
Won 36-6 v Italy neutral (World Cup Pool C)
Lost 22-10 v Wales neutral (World Cup Quarter-Final)
Lost 23-21 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Won 42-10 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Drew 17-17 v France away (Six Nations)

Scotland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2010 Six Nations:

Lost 18-9 v France home (Six Nations)
Lost 31-24 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Lost 16-12 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Drew 15-15 v England home (Six Nations)
Won 23-20 v Ireland away (Six Nations)
Won 24-16 v Argentina away (Summer Tour)
Won 13-9 v Argentina away (Summer Tour)
Lost 49-3 v New Zealand home (Autumn Series)
Won 21-17 v South Africa home (Autumn Series)
Won 19-16 v Samoa home (Autumn Series)
Lost 34-21 v France away (Six Nations)
Lost 24-6 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Lost 21-18 v Ireland home (Six Nations)
Lost 22-16 v England away (Six Nations)
Won 21-8 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Won 10-6 v Ireland home (World Cup Warm-Up)
Won 23-12 v Italy home (World Cup Warm-Up)
Won 34-24 v Romania neutral (World Cup Pool B)
Won 15-6 v Georgia neutral (World Cup Pool B)
Lost 13-12 v Argentina neutral (World Cup Pool B)
Lost 16-12 v England neutral (World Cup Pool B)
Lost 13-6 v England home (Six Nations)
Lost 27-13 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Lost 23-17 v France home (Six Nations)

International Championship All-Time Records:

Points –
551 Ronan O’Gara (Ireland)
546 Jonny Wilkinson (England)
467 Stephen Jones (Wales)
406 Neil Jenkins (Wales)
403 Chris Paterson (Scotland)
288 Gavin Hastings (Scotland)
270 David Humphreys (Ireland)

Tries –
25 Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)
24 Ian Smith (Scotland)
22 Shane Williams (Wales)
18 Cyril Lowe (England)
18 Rory Underwood (England)
18 Gareth Edwards (Wales)

Caps –
59 Ronan O’Gara (Ireland)
56 Mike Gibson (Ireland)
55 Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)
54 John Hayes (Ireland)
54 Jason Leonard (England)
53 Willie John McBride (Ireland)
53 Chris Paterson (Scotland)
51 Martyn Williams (Wales)
50 Philippe Sella (France)
50 Rory Underwood (England)
50 Stephen Jones (Wales)

Ireland – Most-Capped Players:

119 Ronan O’Gara
117 Brian O’Driscoll
105 John Hayes
98 Peter Stringer
92 Malcolm O’Kelly
85 Paul O’Connell
83 Donncha O’Callaghan
82 Girvan Dempsey
72 David Humphreys
72 David Wallace
72 Geordan Murphy
70 Kevin Maggs
69 Mike Gibson

Ireland – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

1075 Ronan O’Gara
560 David Humphreys
308 Michael Kiernan
296 Eric Elwood
240 Brian O’Driscoll
217 Ollie Campbell
196 Jonathan Sexton
158 Tom Kiernan

Ireland – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

45 Brian O’Driscoll
29 Denis Hickie
24 Tommy Bowe
21 Shane Horgan
19 Girvan Dempsey
18 Geordan Murphy
17 Brendan Mullin
16 Ronan O’Gara
15 Kevin Maggs
15 Keith Wood

Scotland – Most-Capped Players:

109 Chris Paterson
87 Scott Murray
82 Gregor Townsend
78 Mike Blair
77 Nathan Hines
77 Jason White
75 Gordon Bulloch
71 Stuart Grimes
70 Kenny Logan
67 Dan Parks

Scotland – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

809 Chris Paterson
667 Gavin Hastings
273 Andy Irvine
266 Dan Parks
220 Kenny Logan
210 Peter Dods

Scotland – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

24 Ian Smith
24 Tony Stanger
22 Chris Paterson
17 Gavin Hastings
17 Gregor Townsend
17 Alan Tait
15 Ivan Tukalo

World Rugby All-Time Top Points Scorers:

1250 Dan Carter (New Zealand)
1246 Jonny Wilkinson (1179-England, 67-Lions)
1090 Neil Jenkins (1049-Wales, 41-Lions)
1075 Ronan O’Gara (Ireland)
1010 Diego Dominguez (27-Argentina, 983-Italy)
970 Stephen Jones (917-Wales, 53-Lions)
967 Andrew Mehrtens (New Zealand)
911 Michael Lynagh (Australia)
893 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
878 Matt Burke (Australia)
809 Chris Paterson (Scotland)

World Rugby All-Time Top Try Scorers:

64 David Campese (Australia)
60 Shane Williams (58-Wales, 2-Lions)
50 Rory Underwood (49-England, 1-Lions)
49 Doug Howlett (New Zealand)
46 Christian Cullen (New Zealand)
46 Joe Rokocoko (New Zealand)
46 Brian O’Driscoll (45-Ireland, 1-Lions)
44 Jeff Wilson (New Zealand)
41 Gareth Thomas (40-Wales, 1-Lions)
40 Chris Latham (Australia)
40 Bryan Habana (South Africa)

(Note: Daisuke Ohata scored 69 tries for Japan, but not all against major international opposition)

The ‘100 Caps’ Club:

139 George Gregan (Australia)
123 Brian O’Driscoll (117-Ireland, 6-Lions)
121 Ronan O’Gara (119-Ireland, 2-Lions)
119 Jason Leonard (114-England, 5-Lions)
118 Fabien Pelous (France)
111 Philippe Sella (France)
111 John Smit (South Africa)
110 George Smith (Australia)
110 Victor Matfield (South Africa)
110 Stephen Jones (104-Wales, 6-Lions)
109 Chris Paterson (Scotland)
107 John Hayes (105-Ireland, 2-Lions)
103 Gareth Thomas (100-Wales, 3-Lions)
103 Martyn Williams (99-Wales, 4-Lions)
103 Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
102 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
102 Stephen Larkham (Australia)
101 David Campese (Australia)
101 Nathan Sharpe (Australia)
101 Alessandro Troncon (Italy)
100 Mils Muliaina (New Zealand)

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