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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 the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 3pm).

2014 RBS 6 NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP: Sunday, February 2

IRELAND v SCOTLAND, Aviva Stadium, 3pm (live RTÉ Two/BBC One/RTÉ Radio 1)

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IRELAND: Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster); Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster), Brian O’Driscoll (UCD/Leinster), Luke Marshall (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster); Jonathan Sexton (Racing Metro 92), Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster); Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster), Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster), Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster), Paul O’Connell (Young Munster/Munster) (capt), Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster), Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster), Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster).

Replacements: Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Martin Moore (Lansdowne/Leinster), Dan Tuohy (Ballymena/Ulster), Tommy O’Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster), Isaac Boss (Terenure College/Leinster), Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster), Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster).

SCOTLAND: Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors); Sean Maitland (Glasgow Warriors), Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors), Duncan Taylor (Saracens), Sean Lamont (Glasgow Warriors); Duncan Weir (Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh); Ryan Grant (Glasgow Warriors), Ross Ford (Edinburgh), Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors), Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors), Jim Hamilton (Montpellier), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors), Kelly Brown (Saracens) (capt), David Denton (Edinburgh).

Replacements: Pat MacArthur (Glasgow Warriors), Alasdair Dickinson (Edinburgh), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh), Richie Gray (Castres Olympique), Johnnie Beattie (Montpellier), Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors), Matt Scott (Edinburgh), Max Evans (Castres Olympique).

Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television Match Official: Carlo Damasco (Italy)


Played – 128
Ireland Won – 57
Scotland Won – 65
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; 2012: Ireland 32-14, Aviva Stadium; 2013: Scotland 12-8, Murrayfield

Scotland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2013 Six Nations:

Lost 38-18 v England away (Six Nations)
Won 34-10 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Won 12-8 v Ireland home (Six Nations)
Lost 28-18 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Lost 23-16 v France away (Six Nations)
Lost 27-17 v Samoa neutral (Quadrangular Tournament)
Lost 30-17 v South Africa away (Quadrangular Tournament)
Won 30-29 v Italy neutral (Quadrangular Tournament)
Won 42-17 v Japan home (Autumn Series)
Lost 28-0 v South Africa home (Autumn Series)
Lost 21-15 v Australia home (Autumn Series)

Ireland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2013 Six Nations:

Won 30-22 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Lost 12-6 v England home (Six Nations)
Lost 12-8 v Scotland away (Six Nations)
Drew 13-13 v France home (Six Nations)
Lost 22-15 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Won 15-12 v USA away (Summer Tour)
Won 40-14 v Canada away (Summer Tour)
Won 40-9 v Samoa home (Autumn Series)
Lost 32-15 v Australia home (Autumn Series)
Lost 24-22 v New Zealand home (Autumn Series)

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 –
63 Ronan O’Gara (Ireland)
60 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)

Ireland – Most-Capped Players:

128 Brian O’Driscoll
128 Ronan O’Gara
105 John Hayes
98 Peter Stringer
94 Donncha O’Callaghan
92 Malcolm O’Kelly
88 Paul O’Connell
82 Girvan Dempsey
75 Gordon D’Arcy
72 David Humphreys
72 David Wallace
72 Geordan Murphy
70 Rory Best
70 Kevin Maggs
69 Mike Gibson

Ireland – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

1083 Ronan O’Gara
560 David Humphreys
308 Michael Kiernan
301 Jonathan Sexton
296 Eric Elwood
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

Scotland – Most-Capped Players:

109 Chris Paterson
87 Scott Murray
85 Mike Blair
82 Sean Lamont
82 Gregor Townsend
77 Nathan Hines
77 Jason White
75 Gordon Bulloch
71 Ross Ford
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
223 Greig Laidlaw
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:

1442 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)
53 Bryan Habana (South Africa)
50 Rory Underwood (49-England, 1-Lions)
49 Doug Howlett (New Zealand)
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)
136 Brian O’Driscoll (128-Ireland, 8-Lions)
130 Ronan O’Gara (128-Ireland, 2-Lions)
124 Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
119 Jason Leonard (114-England, 5-Lions)
118 Fabien Pelous (France)
116 Nathan Sharpe (Australia)
111 Philippe Sella (France)
111 John Smit (South Africa)
111 George Smith (Australia)
110 Victor Matfield (South Africa)
110 Stephen Jones (104-Wales, 6-Lions)
110 Keven Mealamu (New Zealand)
109 Chris Paterson (Scotland)
107 John Hayes (105-Ireland, 2-Lions)
107 Tony Woodcock (New Zealand)
106 Gethin Jenkins (101-Wales, 5-Lions)
104 Martyn Williams (100-Wales, 4-Lions)
103 Gareth Thomas (100-Wales, 3-Lions)
103 Andrea Lo Cicero (Italy)
102 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
102 Stephen Larkham (Australia)
101 Sergio Parisse (Italy)
101 Martin Castrogiovanni (Italy)
101 David Campese (Australia)
101 Alessandro Troncon (Italy)
100 Mils Muliaina (New Zealand)
100 Dan Carter (New Zealand)

RBS 6 Nations Statistics with Accenture