Six Nations 2024 Final Showdown: Ireland vs Scotland Squad

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Ireland vs Scotland Squad for the Six Nations 2024

The Six Nations 2024 is going down to the wire after England’s win over Ireland in the 4th round. This makes the Ireland vs Scotland Squad an important decision for head coach, Andy Farrell. The loss against England hindered Ireland from being the first team to win a back-to-back grand slam since the advent of the Six Nations in 2000.

Technically, 4 different teams are still capable of winning the Six Nations 2024, albeit with slim chances, it is important to look at what is required of the Shamrocks to secure victory. Let’s take a look at why this weekend’s game is so important and why every Irish rugby fan should be in high spirits in the stadium, rugby pub, or at home.

Who Can Still Win The Six Nations 2024?

The winner of this year’s tournament can still mathematically go out to 4 teams;

Ireland

Current leaders and defending champions, Ireland are in the driver’s seat. All they have to do is beat Scotland and nothing else matters! A draw also almost surely does it.

England

After the late win against Ireland, England now have a shot at the title. However, the point gap between them and Ireland (80 to -3) will be a big issue. Nevertheless, England can become winners if they win with a bonus point and Ireland fail to get a point.

Scotland and France

Both teams are in similar scenarios. In a very unlikely occurrence, either team will have to win with a bonus point, avoid conceding a losing bonus point, and somehow overturn Ireland’s point difference.

The Ireland Squad to Face Scotland

Andy Farrell will patiently be waiting on the fitness updates of both Calvin Nash and Ciarán Frawley who picked up head injuries against England. He will be looking to finish strong with his Ireland vs Scotland and that won’t be the case without an experienced back-three option. Nevertheless, we should expect a strong and intimidating lineup

Predicted team:

A. Porter (Leinster), D. Sheehan (Leinster), J. McCarthy (Leinster), C. Doris (Leinster, capt), J. van der Flier (Leinster), P. O’Mahony (Munster), T. Beirne (Munster), J. Crowley (Munster), J. Lowe (Leinster), B. Aki (Connacht), G. Ringrose (Leinster), R. Henshaw (Leinster), J. Gibson-Park (Leinster), H. Keenan (Leinster),  T. Furlong (Leinster), 

Substitutes: 

R. Kelleher (Leinster), C. Healy (Leinster),  F. Bealham (Connacht), C. Murray (Munster), R. Baird (Leinster), I. Henderson (Ulster) J. Lamour (Leinster) J. Conan (Leinster).

What Changes Could Scotland Make?

The Scotland team will be chasing a Triple Crown having already beaten Wales and England. Gregor Townsend has already started making moves for the weekend. He released Edinburgh players Hamish Watson and Glen Young, along with Glasgow’s Jamie Bhatti. This points to a similar setup to the team that faced Italy.

When is Ireland vs Scotland?

Ireland’s final Six Nations fixture against Scotland is scheduled to be held on 16th February (16:15 GMT)

Where Can You Catch the Game?

If you don’t have a ticket for the Ireland vs Scotland game, you can catch the Six Nations 2024 game on TV with Virgin Media or follow the live commentary with RTE. Remember, the team needs you!

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