Unbeaten Ireland travel to Edinburgh this Sunday to take on inform Scotland. This is a high-stakes game, a win for Ireland keeps them on track for Grand Slam success and would also give them a very healthy points lead on England going into the final weekend. However, a win for Scotland would see them win the Triple Crown and keep their tournament hopes alive. We have all the information on how to watch Ireland v Scotland right here.
When is Ireland v Scotland?
Ireland take on Scotland in Murrayfield Edinburgh this Sunday the 12th of March at 15:00.
How to Watch Ireland v Scotland
The match is being broadcast live on RTE 2 with coverage beginning at 14:15 ahead of the 15:00 start.
There's no two ways about it - Ireland are the in form team. They've been playing brilliant rugby all season and the Six Nations has been no different, they've got a really complete squad with plenty of options and they're top of the table without a loss.
However, this Scotland side are no pushover either. While a few years ago Ireland might have walked into this game full of confidence, this Sunday they come up against a completely different Scotland who are playing their most competitive rugby in a generation.
Ireland recorded a convincing and comfortable win over Wales to open the tournament and their game against Italy wasn't too difficult either barring a few shaky moments. France provided a much stiffer challenge in what was a brilliant game of rugby but ultimately Ireland still won by 13 points. Scotland picked up their first loss against that French side, eventually falling by eleven after a tight contest. However, solid wins against England and Wales have kept them in the tournament.
Sunday's encounter is ride or die for Scotland as they look to keep their Six Nations hopes alive and win the Triple Crown, anything but a win would see their Six Nations dreams all but over.
A win for Ireland however, would see them well on their way to winning the tournament if not the Grand Slam, with their destiny solely in their own hands. With so much to play for and the form of both teams, Ireland v Scotland should be a game for the ages.
Headline news in the Irish team is the return of Captain Johnny Sexton, Tadgh Furlong, Gary Ringrose and Dan Sheehan to the team following injuries. Conor Murray starts at scrumhalf ahead of James Gibson-Park, while Robbie Henshaw returns to action for the first time this tournament after being named on the bench. Andy Farrell's team in full is below:
Our line up to face Scotland in Edinburgh! 😤#TeamOfUs | #GuinnessSixNations
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) March 10, 2023
Gregor Townsend has made just two changes to his side who lost to France two weeks ago for Scotland v Ireland with Johnny Gray and Jack Dempsey returning to the starting XV. Vice-Captain Stuart Hogg is set to earn his 100th cap while open-side flanker Jamie Ritchie leads the side out. The team in full is below:
Your Scotland team to take on Ireland this Sunday 🏴
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— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) March 10, 2023
That's all the information you need on how to watch Ireland v Scotland this Sunday.