Ireland v Scotland Teams

Ireland host Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations at Croke Park on Saturday, 20 March 2010 Kick-off: 1700 GMT. Ireland must win and France lose if Ireland are to retain their Six nations title, but a win will give them the triple Crown.

For Scotland a win will see them come off the bottom of the table and escape the wooden spoon.

Saturday’s match will also bring to an end Ireland’s four-year residency at Croke Park. They move to the revamped Lansdowne Road, now known as the Aviva Stadium, in the autumn.

Croke Park
Croke Park
Lansdowne Road
Lansdowne Road


Ireland: 15-Geordan Murphy, 14-Tommy Bowe, 13-Brian O’Driscoll (captain), 12-Gordon D’Arcy, 11-Keith Earls, 10-Jonathan Sexton, 9-Tomas O’Leary; 1-Cian Healy, 2-Rory Best, 3-John Hayes, 4-Donncha O’Callaghan, 5-Paul O’Connell, 6-Stephen Ferris, 7-David Wallace, 8-Jamie Heaslip.
Replacements: 16-Sean Cronin, 17-Tony Buckley, 18-Leo Cullen, 19-Shane Jennings, 20-Eoin Reddan, 21-Ronan O’Gara, 22-Rob Kearney.

Scotland: 15-Hugo Southwell, 14-Sean Lamont, 13-Nick De Luca, 12-Graeme Morrison, 11-Max Evans, 10-Dan Parks, 9-Chris Cusiter (captain); 1-Allan Jacobsen, 2-Ross Ford, 3-Euan Murray, 4-Jim Hamilton, 5-Alastair Kellock, 6-Kelly Brown, 7-John Barclay, 8-Johnnie Beattie.
Replacements: 16-Scott Lawson, 17-Alasdair Dickinson, 18-Richie Gray, 19-Alan MacDonald, 20-Mike Blair, 21-Phil Godman, 22-Simon Danielli.


Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

Touch judges: Craig Joubert (South Africa) & Jerome Garces (France)

TV: Giulio de Santis (Italy)