Jacob Stockdale continues to shine in the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations as his two tries helped Ireland surge into a commanding lead over Scotland.
In a lethal first half from the Ulsterman, Stockdale timed his interception of Peter Horne’s pass to perfection as he charged down the pitch unopposed to claim Ireland’s first of the afternoon in Dublin.
Scotland nearly responded in fine style courtesy of a superb kick and chase by Huw Jones but couldn’t quite find full-back Stuart Hogg for a try.
Ireland asserted their dominance right on half-time and it was that man Stockdale who secured his 11th try in eight internationals.
The 21-year-old finishing of a crisp move as his fine footwork allowed him to crash over the whitewash to make it 12-3.
And it was Grand Slam chasing Ireland who got over the try line once more at the start of the second half – Conor Murray barging over as the ferocious Irish maul worked its magic.
Scotland weren’t done there and got their first try of the afternoon at the Aviva as a neat team move was rounded off by the diving Blair Kinghorn.