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Ireland and Scotland clash finely poised between two sides on similar trajectories

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Iain Henderson (right)

Iain Henderson (right)

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Iain Henderson (right)

This game comes top-heavy with pressure and tension rather than any frisson of excitement at what might be produced at Murrayfield today.

After all, both combatants meet seeking a second Six Nations victory - albeit that Scotland have played only twice due to Covid's presence in the France squad - with one appearing particularly twitchy about their situation and the other reckoning that just keeping their nerve will be sufficient to prevail.


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