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Ireland 26-5 Scotland: Hosts claim Triple Crown and remain in Six Nations title hunt

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Ireland score tries through Dan Sheehan, Cian Healy, Josh van der Flier, Conor Murray to claim Triple Crown – their first trophy won on home soil for 18 years; The win moves Ireland top of the Six Nations ahead of France vs England (8pm); An England win would give Ireland the title

Last Updated: 19/03/22 6:45pm

Ireland finished their 2022 Six Nations campaign with victory over Scotland in Dublin to secure a Triple Crown

Ireland claimed a 12th Triple Crown with a 26-5 win over Scotland to move top of the Six Nations table ahead of France’s tournament-ending game vs England later on Saturday.

Hooker Dan Sheehan, loosehead prop Cian Healy, openside flanker Josh van der Flier and scrum-half Conor Murray each scored tries for Ireland, with skipper Johnny Sexton adding three conversions in victory.

Scotland’s only points came via a Pierre Schoeman try in a fast-paced clash at the Aviva Stadium.

Ireland’s Triple Crown success brought their first piece of silverware since 2018, and curiously, their first trophy won on home soil for some 18 years dating back to 2004 – title wins in 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2018 all coming away from Dublin.

In terms of the 2022 title, all they can do now is watch France vs England and hope for an English victory.

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