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Twitter Reacts As Scotland And Ireland Open The Six Nations With An Absolute Thriller

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The opening game of the 2017 Six Nations Championship certainly didn’t disappoint as Scotland and Ireland battled out an absolute thriller. 

Scotland ran riot in the first half as Joe Schmidt’s side faltered, with their set-pieces disappointing in particular. Stuart Hogg crossed twice before Alex Dunbar added a third try as Ireland were caught sleeping at the line-out. Keith Earls kept his side in touching distance of Vern Cotter’s charges.

Twitter was in fine form as the first period unfolded.

The second half was somehow even better for the neutral as the scores kept on coming.

Whatever Schmidt said at the break, it clearly worked and the visitors asserted themselves almost immediately and were a point ahead within 20 minutes after tries from Iain Henderson and Paddy Jackson. The out-half added the extras on both occasions.

However, just as it appeared Ireland had come up with a phenomenal comeback, Roman Poite pinged the away side at the breakdown and Greig Leidlaw kicked what proved to be the winning score.

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It’s a disastrous start to Ireland’s campaign with now little left to play for after an opening day defeat. England will now be even more comfortable in their role as Championship favourites as they take on France later in the day.

Rory Murphy, Pundit Arena

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.