Some of the blame must surely lay with Conor Murray, whose box kick got away from him. If you were being harsh, you could point a finger, too, at Andrew Trimble, who might have continued his kick chase with a tad more fervour.
But with credit to Scotland fullback Stuey Hogg, he traversed Ireland's defensive line until he found what he was looking for - a pair of front rows - and he duly burned through the middle of Mike Ross and Rory Best with minimum fuss, running back a stunning solo try.
We can certainly laugh at it now, and that's exactly what Mike Ross is doing. Taking to Twitter this evening, the Leinster and Ireland front row churned out Father Kevin's finest moment as he reflected on some of the stick he presumably took for his impact on Scotland's opener.
When the lads tell you you're heavily involved in one of the tries of the season and you realise what they meant pic.twitter.com/9E0qJJzPzP
— Mike Ross (@MikeRoss03) March 20, 2016
A Father Ted reference? All must surely now be forgiven. I wonder if Radiohead played in the background?