GALLERY: Ireland's Six Nations hopes suffer Scottish blow

The home side won 27-22 in Edinburgh

BY Daniel Kelly 17:00 Saturday 4 February 2017, 17:00 4 Feb 2017

Scotland's captain Greig Laidlaw lifts the Quaich trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Ireland's hopes of a Six Nations Grand Slam came to a shuddering halt after Joe Schmidt's side lost 27-22 in Murrayfield.  

Two first-half tries from Stuart Hogg, and a third from Alex Dunbar set the home side up for their first win over Ireland in Edinburgh since 2013.

A resiliant comeback by Ireland in the second-half saw the away side briefly take the lead, but two late Greig Laidlaw penalties handed the Scots a famous win.

Scotland's Stuart Hogg scores their first try. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Craig Watson

Ireland’s Keith Earls scores their first try despite Scotland’s Finn Russell. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Stuart Hogg scores his second try. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Craig Watson

Scotland's Alex Dunbar scores their third try. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Craig Watson


Ireland's Paddy Jackson with Hamish Watson of Scotland. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Iain Henderson celebrates scoring their second try. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

The Scotland team celebrate at the final whistle. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Ireland's Robbie Henshaw, Conor Murray and Paddy Jackson dejected. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan


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