ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Saturday Feb 5, 2022

Wins for Ireland and Scotland in opening day of 2022 Six Nations

Both Ireland and Scotland both made good starts to their respective 2022 Six Nations campaigns in Dublin and Edinburgh.

ADVERTISEMENT

Ireland v Wales
Ireland had a convincing win over title holders Wales finishing 29-7 at the Aviva Stadium. 4 tries were scored by Ireland against the visitors in what was a clinical second half by Ireland. Ireland opened the contest with a try inside 3 minutes when Bundee Aki slid in the corner, assisted by debutant (and player of the match) Mack Hansen. The Australian born winger, Hansen had a calm and collective performance to mark his first international cap. Mack Hansen often came off his wing to act as a link player, and qualifies to play for Ireland through his Cork born mother.
Johnny Sexton had a nervy opening quarter, missing his first two penalties attempts, however, there were no question marks about his open field play.

Andy Farrell will undoubtedly be delighted with the Irish result and tentatively looking forward to their away clash with as some would say, championship favourites, France.

Scotland v England
The second match of the evening, the Calcutta cup, as usual in recent years did not disappoint. Scotland, the current holders, having beaten England last February, in Twickenham for the first time since 1983. One of the players to watch, starting England outhalf, Marcus Smith opened the scoring with an early penalty. Less than a minute later, replacement scrum half Ben White, who represented England u20s, responded for Scotland less than a minute later. The opening try of the game for Scotland, originated from a brilliant break from winger Darcy Graham, beating multiple defenders and giving an excellent pass inside for White to score.

The turning point in the game came late on in the second half, when substitute Luke Cowan-Dickie, deliberately slapped a Finn Russell cross kick into touch. Referee Ben O’Keefe, opted to send Cowan-Dickie to the sin bin and awarded a penalty try to Scotland to tie the game at 17 a piece. In the following 5 minutes, Finn Russell added a penalty for Scotland to put them in the lead and the win at 20-17. Scotland retained the Calcutta Cup for the first time in 38 years.

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments




Related Articles

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    Alex Davies returns from injury

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    Eddie Jones Set For NRL

  • 91 WEEKS AGO

    Freddie Steward England Rose Tattoo



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Five of the best tries from the Investec Champions Cup

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    The dummy that sold the whole of Perth - including the cameraman

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Bayonne score 'one of the best tries you'll ever see' in latest match against Exeter

  • 13 WEEKS AGO

    Baloucoune shows Andy Farrell what he's missing as the winger tears through Harlequins defence

  • 25 WEEKS AGO

    Seriously impressive Courtney Lawes compilation released after England player calls time on international career

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Fiji Drua player Lomani slapped with ban following elbow attack

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    The sending off that rocked the Six Nations opener

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Wrecking ball beats 10 players to score full length of the pitch try

  • 22 WEEKS AGO

    Streaker causes major bust up as he tackles player

  • 22 WEEKS AGO

    Monster hit from Perrin leaves Bristol Bears player stunned

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Tickets now on sale as World XV set to face France in thrilling encounter

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    '60 metres, plus change' - massive drop goal stuns fans

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Referee makes 'tackle of the season' as he gets too close to the action

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Christian Wade proves he still has the X-factor with 50 metre mazy finish for Racing 92

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Magical sevens try leaves defender stuck in the mud

View All

Funnies

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Louis Rees-Zammit's real reason for NFL move exposed

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    George Ford falls victim to the kickers curse

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Awesome scenes as Blitzbok fan throws down at the HSBC SVNS

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    Mike Philips recounts crazy night Shane Williams tried to fight Warren Gatland

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Shaun Edwards leaves room silent in new Six Nations documentary with French to English transition

View All

Amateur

  • 67 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 67 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Kyle Rowe’s remarkable journey from an Amazon warehouse to the international stage

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Bath Rugby bolster squad with another young signing

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    How Jordie Barrett could fit into the Leinster system

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Statement: Ken Owens forced to retire with immediate effect

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Statement: Finn Russell injury update

View All