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Twitter Mourned Ireland Grand Slam Dreams After Rollercoaster Six Nations Curtainraiser

Twitter Mourned Ireland Grand Slam Dreams After Rollercoaster Six Nations Curtainraiser
By David Kent Updated
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It had been built up as a potential banana skin. Scotland had improved from previous years. Ireland needed to build on their strongest autumn series in recent memory.

It even brought Ronan O'Gara to hope that Ireland 'hammered' them after the home side were 'too mouthy'.

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It wasn't a great start as the Scots crossed over after eight minutes. Stuart Hogg's try was too easy and Ireland were seven down in no time.

His and Scotland's second came after twenty minutes and was special. Ireland got one back through Keith Earls but were caught  out by Alex Dunbar and found themselves 21-8 down.

But a Joe Schmidt side doesn't stop at that. They don't die. Iain Henderson got a try to bring us back within six. Paddy Jackson put us ahead by converting his own try. It looked like Ireland were going to complete a monster of a comeback. But they fell just short, giving away two terrible penalties in the last 10 minutes.

Twitter feted the return of the Six Nations but mourned Ireland's Grand Slam dreams.

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