Ireland coach Declan Kidney has warned his side that Scotland can end their Grand Slam dreams when the teams meet at Murrayfield.
Kidney’s men were made to fight for their slender 14-13 victory over England at Croke Park on Saturday and the coach recognised that Ireland will have to up their game if their RBS Six Nations Championship ambitions are to bear fruit.
"The view we'd beat England heavily never came from us," said the former Munster coach.
"There's never a bad England team, especially when their backs are against the wall like they were when they played us.
"They were extremely difficult to break down and we had to put our all into it.
"We're an okay team. We have four professional teams, England have 12 and they have a semi-professional league below that.
"We came away with a one-point win in a venue that is very important to us. It was important to win both games against them here.
"There's a lot of experience in our team. They've been down different roads in the past but we know there's no-one like Scotland to disturb a party."