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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Scotland

Last year
# New Face
Streaming newcomer Viaplay strike deal to broadcast Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland internationals
The platform is launching in the UK later this year, and did not comment on whether they are interested in buying rights to Republic of Ireland matches.
# Fitness
Ireland hope key players Monaghan and Cronin will be fit for Scotland clash
There was a boost for Ireland with Sene Naoupu’s red card being rescinded.
# available
Sene Naoupu cleared to play in Six Nations finale as red card against England not upheld
Naoupu was sent off for a high tackle in the second half of Ireland’s hammering against England last weekend.
# Scotland
‘No further action’ to be taken over Nicola Sturgeon’s face mask breach
Scotland’s First Minister apologised as Police Scotland confirmed it had spoken to Ms Sturgeon.
# Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon reported to police over apparent face mask law breach
Scotland’s First Minister was visiting a barber’s while canvassing.
# vancouver 7s
Leinster wing Smith scores as Ireland 7s kick-off with win over Scotland
Terry Kennedy and Billy Dardis also dotted down in the 19-12 victory.
# Soccer
Scotland surrender two-goal lead against Austria, Wales draw with Czech Republic
Elsewhere tonight, Northern Ireland lost to Hungary.
# Scotland
Climate activists blockade shipping company in Glasgow in solidarity with Ukraine
The campaigners are staging the action in response to an open letter from Extinction Rebellion Ukraine.
# Happy Days
No doubting Ireland's positive trajectory as Farrell lauds their mental strength
The most exciting thing for Farrell and co. is that there is plenty of scope for improvement.
# back in the mix
'This is something you'll remember for the rest of your life'
Kieran Treadwell had to wait a long time to get back in the Ireland squad.
# Support
'For the first time, we’re cheering on England tonight' - Johnny Sexton
Ireland notched a bonus-point win to secure the Triple Crown in Dublin.
# Silverware
Ireland claim Triple Crown by beating Scots as all eyes now turn towards Paris
Andy Farrell’s men must rely on England doing them a favour if they are to win the Six Nations title.
# Super Saturday
Scottish disciplinary breach adds to sense Ireland should claim Triple Crown
Andy Farrell’s men will also be hoping for a favour from England in Paris.
# Ballplayers
'There's a bit of competition' - Lowry's rise drives Keenan to next level
Ireland assistant coach Mike Catt is pleased with their attacking development.
# clarification
'The ref said a few decisions went against us when they shouldn’t have'
Ireland were heavily penalised last weekend against England.
# return of the mack
Hansen gets chance after 'taking a breath' as Henderson looks for his best
Andy Farrell wants to see Ireland’s best performance of the Six Nations on Saturday.
# surprise selection
'Finn will support Blair' - Scotland boss Townsend makes big call for Ireland game
Blair Kinghorn starts at 10 against Ireland, with Finn Russell dropping to the bench.
# Team news
Conan and Hansen start for Ireland in Super Saturday showdown with Scots
Iain Henderson comes into the Ireland second row in place of James Ryan.
# playmaker
Kinghorn starts at 10 for Scots as Russell drops to bench for Ireland clash
The 25-year-old Edinburgh man makes just his second Test start at out-half.
# Silverware
'It was incredible. When you're that age, you're just bewildered by the whole thing'
Josh van der Flier watched from the stands the last time Ireland won a trophy on home soil.
# head injury
Sexton certain that IRFU and Leinster will take best care of James Ryan
The Ireland captain believes that 20-year-old lock Joe McCarthy has strong potential.
# painting pictures
'We've got a really good scrum... you don't become a bad scrum overnight'
Ireland hooker Rob Herring believes they can resolve last weekend’s issues in Twickenham.
Scotland call up Cummings and Brown for Ireland match
Star winger Damian Penad is back for France.
# Italian Job
Scotland get Six Nations campaign back on track with Italy win
Gregor Townsend’s side were 11-point winners in Rome.
# Missing Out
Banned Van der Merwe to miss Scotland's Six Nations games against Italy and Ireland
Van der Merwe was shown a red card playing for Worcester Warriors.
# Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon issues formal apology to thousands of women executed as witches
An estimated 4,000 Scots were accused of being witches between 1563 and 1736, under the terms of the Witchcraft Act of 1563.
# Qualifying
Ukraine ask for World Cup play-off against Scotland to be postponed
The two nations were due to meet in Glasgow on 24 March,
# Trés Bien
France march on in Grand Slam bid with bonus-point win against Scotland
Fabien Galthié’s men were too strong for the Scots at Murrayfield.
# Team news
First Scotland start for Darge as France make one change for Murrayfield clash
The sides will square off in Edinburgh on Saturday.
# Biggar and better
Wales edge out Scots in dramatic finish to kill Tartan Army's grand slam hopes
Dan Biggar got the winning score with a drop goal.
# Scotland
Jota double delivers Celtic victory over Aberdeen at Pittodrie
James Tavernier starred as Rangers claim victory over Hibs.
# Reaction
Cowan-Dickie apologises for costly blunder in England's loss to Scotland
The Exeter hooker was sin-binned for slapping a crossfield kick from Finn Russell forward into touch.
# humility
Eddie Jones: We’ve only got ourselves to blame for Scotland defeat
Luke Cowan Dickie conceded a second-half penalty try which proved to be the turning point of the match.
# 6n
Gray returns for 'red-hot favourites' Scotland as team named for England opener
Eddie Jones has labelled the hosts heavy favourites ahead of Saturday’s clash at Murrayfield.
# Scotland
Celtic survive second-half scare to win at Hearts and keep pressure on Rangers
Hearts missed a penalty while trailing 2-1.
# Lucky Escape
Fishermen ‘lucky to survive’ after boat hit by underwater German wartime bomb
Five crew members were left with significant injuries after the bomb exploded underwater 22 miles off the coast of Cromer in north Norfolk.
# honours even
Rangers held to a draw as Aberdeen punish Alfredo Morelos handball
The reigning champions dropped points under Giovanni van Bronckhorst for the first time.
All time
# Celtic Park
Old Firm derby will be limited to 500 fans following Scottish government's announcement
Restrictions are being introduced on sports events in Scotland from St Stephen’s Day.
# Scotland
Tom Rogic goal earns Celtic victory over Motherwell
The goal kept Celtic in touch with Rangers, who were winners earlier in the day.
# Bridge too far
Bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland ‘would cost £335bn’
Peter Hendy said the price of either project “would be impossible to justify” as “the benefits could not possibly outweigh the costs”.