Ireland got their Guinness Six Nations Championship defence back on track with a 13-22 win over Scotland at BT Murrayfield.
It was a pulsating first half of rugby as Ireland scored a rapid-fire double to lead Scotland 10-12 at the interval and extended their lead in the second half to secure their first win of the Championship.
Against the run of play Ireland had the first try of the game after Conor Murray benefited from some frantic Scottish defending.
Tommy Seymour had gathered Jacob Stockdale’s chip but under pressure from Chris Farrell, spilled the ball loose for Murray to collect and score his 13th international try.
Seconds after Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg was forced off the pitch through injury, Ireland had a second try.
Sexton fed Stockalde into a tight gap and the winger powered through the tackles to give his side the advantage with less than 20 minutes on the clock.
Joey Carbery, who had come on to replace the injured Johnny Sexton, had his pass intercepted by Finn Russell who entered into a footrace for the line with Keith Earls.
Earls dragged the fly-half to the ground but Russell showed immense awareness to pop the ball up for the onrushing Sam Johnson to finish the job and narrow the gap.
Carbery atoned for his first-half error after he broke through the Scottish defence and raced towards the try line.
With space running out he spotted Earls haring up on his outside and floated a delightful pass out to him to dot down Ireland’s third try.
Carbery added a vital penalty with 10 minutes remaining to put Ireland nine points ahead and there they stayed.
You can catch all of the highlights from the match over on the official Guinness Six Nations YouTube channel.