Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Hamilton's huge task as Scotland prepare for Ireland

After belatedly nudging Ally Kellock out of the Scottish second-row yesterday, Scottish lock Jim Hamilton has now set his sights on downing Ireland's twin towers - Paul O'Connell and Donncha O'Callaghan.

"They're a very forward and line-out oriented team," said Hamilton.

"They have two of the best locks around. Nathan (Hines) is a top class player so it makes sense to have him involved. Ireland base their game around Paul O'Connell. He is the central figure, the cornerstone of their team.

"So if we can get some ascendancy in the lineout, where we have been playing well, than that will set us in good stead for the rest of the game.”

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