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Head-To-Head: Ireland v Scotland

Head-To-Head: Ireland v Scotland

See below for a statistical preview of Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at Murrayfield (kick-off 2pm).

2013 RBS 6 NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP: Sunday, February 24

SCOTLAND (2nd) v IRELAND (3rd), Murrayfield, 2pm (live RTÉ Two/BBC One)

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SCOTLAND: Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors); Sean Maitland (Glasgow Warriors), Sean Lamont (Glasgow Warriors), Matt Scott (Edinburgh), Tim Visser (Edinburgh); Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh); Ryan Grant (Glasgow Warriors), Ross Ford (Edinburgh), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh), Richie Gray (Sale Sharks), Jim Hamilton (Gloucester), Robert Harley (Glasgow Warriors), Kelly Brown (Saracens) (capt), Johnnie Beattie (Montpellier).

Replacements: Dougie Hall (Glasgow Warriors), Jon Welsh (Glasgow Warriors), Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors), Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors), David Denton (Edinburgh), Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow Warriors), Duncan Weir (Glasgow Warriors), Max Evans (Castres Olympique).

IRELAND: Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster); Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster), Brian O’Driscoll (UCD/Leinster), Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster), Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster); Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster), Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster); Tom Court (Malone/Ulster), Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster), Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster), Donncha O’Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster), Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster), Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster), Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster/54) (capt).

Replacements: Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster), Declan Fitzpatrick (Dungannon/Ulster), Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster), Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Ronan O’Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster), Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock College/Leinster).

Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant Referees: Jerome Garces (France), Greg Garner (England)
Television Match Official: Eric Gauzins (France)


Played – 127
Scotland Won – 64
Ireland Won – 57
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:

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

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

Individual Records In The Series:

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

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

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; 2012: Ireland 32-14, Aviva Stadium

Scotland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2012 Six Nations:

Lost 13-6 v England home (Six Nations)
Lost 27-13 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Lost 23-17 v France home (Six Nations)
Lost 32-14 v Ireland away (Six Nations)
Lost 13-6 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Won 9-6 v Australia away (Summer Tour)
Won 37-25 v Fiji away (Summer Tour)
Won 17-16 v Samoa away (Summer Tour)
Lost 51-22 v New Zealand home (Autumn Series)
Lost 21-10 v South Africa home (Autumn Series)
Lost 21-15 v Tonga home (Autumn Series)
Lost 38-18 v England away (Six Nations)
Won 34-10 v Italy home (Six Nations)

Ireland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2012 Six Nations:

Lost 23-21 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Won 42-10 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Drew 17-17 v France away (Six Nations)
Won 32-14 v Scotland home (Six Nations)
Lost 30-9 v England away (Six Nations)
Lost 42-10 v New Zealand away (Summer Tour)
Lost 22-19 v New Zealand away (Summer Tour)
Lost 60-0 v New Zealand away (Summer Tour)
Lost 16-12 v South Africa home (Autumn Series)
Won 46-24 v Argentina home (Autumn Series)
Won 30-22 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Lost 12-6 v England home (Six Nations)

International Championship All-Time Records:

Points –
557 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 –
26 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 –
62 Ronan O’Gara (Ireland)
57 Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)
56 Mike Gibson (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)

Scotland – Most-Capped Players:

109 Chris Paterson
87 Scott Murray
85 Mike Blair
82 Gregor Townsend
77 Nathan Hines
77 Jason White
75 Gordon Bulloch
73 Sean Lamont
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

Ireland – Most-Capped Players:

127 Ronan O’Gara
122 Brian O’Driscoll
105 John Hayes
98 Peter Stringer
92 Malcolm O’Kelly
92 Donncha O’Callaghan
85 Paul O’Connell
82 Girvan Dempsey
73 Gordon D’Arcy
72 David Humphreys
72 David Wallace
72 Geordan Murphy
70 Kevin Maggs

Ireland – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

1083 Ronan O’Gara
560 David Humphreys
308 Michael Kiernan
296 Eric Elwood
282 Jonathan Sexton
245 Brian O’Driscoll
217 Ollie Campbell
158 Tom Kiernan

Ireland – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

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

World Rugby All-Time Top Points Scorers:

1385 Dan Carter (New Zealand)
1246 Jonny Wilkinson (1179-England, 67-Lions)
1090 Neil Jenkins (1049-Wales, 41-Lions)
1083 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)
47 Bryan Habana (South Africa)
47 Brian O’Driscoll (46-Ireland, 1-Lions)
46 Christian Cullen (New Zealand)
46 Joe Rokocoko (New Zealand)
44 Jeff Wilson (New Zealand)
41 Gareth Thomas (40-Wales, 1-Lions)
40 Chris Latham (Australia)

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

The ‘100 Caps’ Club:

139 George Gregan (Australia)
129 Ronan O’Gara (127-Ireland, 2-Lions)
128 Brian O’Driscoll (122-Ireland, 6-Lions)
119 Jason Leonard (114-England, 5-Lions)
118 Fabien Pelous (France)
116 Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
116 Nathan Sharpe (Australia)
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)
104 Martyn Williams (100-Wales, 4-Lions)
103 Gareth Thomas (100-Wales, 3-Lions)
102 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
102 Stephen Larkham (Australia)
102 Keven Mealamu (New Zealand)
101 David Campese (Australia)
101 Alessandro Troncon (Italy)
101 Gethin Jenkins (96-Wales, 5-Lions)
100 Andrea Lo Cicero (Italy)
100 Mils Muliaina (New Zealand)

RBS 6 Nations Statistics with Accenture