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Brilliant try from Cliodna Moloney to seal an excellent start from Ireland
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Naoupo scores a second, with Ireland playing some excellent rugby
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Its all Scotland this second half - only heroic Irish defence is keeping them out
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Brilliant intercept from Bebhinn Parsons and she goes fully 95 metres to score!!!!!!
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Talk about risk - reward! Scotland had a two player overlap and Parsons, the last irish defender, judged it to perfection!
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Ireland eventually concede with 3 minutes left and Leah Lyons in the sin bin for the remainder. 18-14
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I've only seen the second half but it's almost a carbon copy of the second half yesterday except that we managed to build a lead and Scotland actually scored. Incredible try by Parsons, deserves to win the match. Doyle has been looking for intercepts off her wing too and done well.

The pressure we've been under is unreal, just constant for nearly 40 minutes. Really poor call to go for the scrum when Scotland stupidly kicked the ball dead and we've barely had the ball or any territory ever since.

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Ireland not as talented as previously but plenty of individual skills and some great pace in this team.

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What a brilliant game of rugby! Ireland were incredibly heroic in defence, played without the ball for almost the entirety of the second half.
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Enjoyed that. Great defence, some serious hits going in.

The ball was out of nearly every Scottish ruck in that game but the ref was calling still in, serious impressive discipline to not continuously go for the ball and making the ref look sh!t. It was driving me mad watching.

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So much better than last years tripe. Passing, ball-handing, offloading, defence. It was all so much sharper. And credit to the Scots they are vastly improved too. Moloney's try was brilliant. And Parsons is a proper winger with killer pace. Peat goes around like she's in her mid 20s, some engine, but she overplays it too, and has the odd brainfart.
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Bebhinn Parsons is some player
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Hippo wrote:Bebhinn Parsons is some player
The acceleration and step were ridiculous. The second try was brilliant worked and finished too.

I know Scotland dominated lots of the game last week but this is the best I've seen Ireland in years. Everyone is playing well and knows what they're doing but I really like Dane, think a lot of it stems from her.

Pity Molloy can't be a part of it, she'd have been even better in this side.

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And another brilliant try! The back three is outstanding.

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A prop offloading to a prop for the score is the highest form of art
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Cracking win for Ireland in sometimes incredibly difficult conditions. Indeed it was how they managed those conditions that was perhaps the most impressive thing about the victory
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Missed the first half an hour but Ireland have pretty much been in their own 22 and defending for most of what I've seen. They're giving everything and are definitely better organised than the last few years but this is going to be a long day for them.

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LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Missed the first half an hour but Ireland have pretty much been in their own 22 and defending for most of what I've seen. They're giving everything and are definitely better organised than the last few years but this is going to be a long day for them.
First half hour was mainly in England's half. Ireland had most possession but anytime England got into our half they scored.

Ireland struggling with pure power of England but in fairness have managed to tweak things to at least hang on at scrum and make the lineout a lottery.


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Thanks Doc.

England are obviously way better than us but some of the calls by the ref are ridiculous. It seems like they don't have to release or roll away at the breakdown and there have been several very obvious side entries right in front of her. Don't know how she missed an England player tackling Keohane on the ground after the intercept or the knock on after the break up the pitch just now.

Wall is brilliant, think she should be starting. I think we could be considerably better this time next year.

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