The second classification match of the Autumn Nations Cup took place this Saturday between Ireland and Scotland, after Fiji placed seventh ahead of Georgia. The two selections finished second in their group and were dying for the bottom stage of the podium. At home, on the lawn of Aviva Stadium in Dublin, the Irish had previously been punished on several occasions. An opportunity to score nine points on three kicks by his striker Jaco van der Walt of Scotland and South African descent, he made his first selection this Saturday. Clever’s XV was not taken over by Johnny Sexton and Keith Earls to react on foot in the game. Just before halftime, the Irish left wing three-quarters took advantage of the Scots’ passivity in their own goal and received a lobed pass to the leg. Thus Ireland returned to the locker room with two lengths on the scoreboard.
– Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) 5 December 2020
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The turning point certainly came early in the second half when Andy Farrell’s players made two attempts in just seven minutes. Left pillar Sian Healy first added five extra points to his double corner, ahead of Keith Earls, on the day of his 104th selection. Thus later became the second best scorer in an Irish jersey with 32 units and is now fourteen lengths shorter than record holder Brian O’Driscoll. Despite his only effort by Duhan van der Merwe, Scotland showed too much indiscipline to make a comeback. In fact, Clare of Claver scored two extra penalties through Ross Burn in the final quarter of an hour and validated their victory (31–16). Victorious, Ireland finished third in the Autumn Nations Cup, dropping Scotland to the podium ranks.
Auto nations CUP 2020 / classification material
December 5, 2020 is Saturday
Georgia – Fiji : 24-38
Ireland – Scotland: 31-16
Wells – Italy: 38-18
Sunday 6 december 2020
3:00 pm in London: England – France
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