Six Nations: Irish feast on Scotland indiscipline, win 35-25
DUBLIN (AP) Ireland finished its disappointing Six Nations title defense on a high by beating Scotland 35-25 on Saturday, scoring three of its four tries at Lansdowne Road while the visitors had players in the sin-bin.
CJ Stander and Keith Earls crossed in the first half while Scotland flanker John Barclay was off the field, helping the Irish into a 21-13 at halftime.
And when Scotland was 28-20 behind and in the ascendancy in the second half, center Alex Dunbar was sin-binned for a dangerous tackle on Jonathan Sexton. Ireland capitalized by scoring a 69th-minute try through Devin Toner to seal only its second win in five games in this tournament.
Conor Murray got Ireland's other try, while Stuart Hogg - with a solo 60-meter effort - Richie Gray and Dunbar went over for the Scots in a feisty match in Dublin.