Ireland secure Six Nations title with bonus-point 28-8 win over Scotland

Jacob Stockdale goes in for his second try
Jacob Stockdale goes in for his second try
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Ireland 28-8 Scotland, Aviva Stadium
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The Six Nations trophy is firmly secure in the Irish hands after they dispatched Scotland to secure 28-8 bonus-point at Lansdowne Road on Saturday and followed by England's 22-16 defeat against France at Stade de France.

Ireland bagged their third consecutive bonus-point win at home with help of Jacob Stockdale's double as they now head to Twickenham to chase their third grand slam.

Conor Murray (45) and Sean Cronin (68) were the other two try scorers for the hosts while fly-half Johnny Sexton didn't miss-out on a single conversion.

Blair Kinghorn (51) was the lone try scorer for the visitors.

The Irish went into the half-time with Stockdale's double firmly on the board with only Greig Laidlaw's 12th-minute penalty in Scots' kitty.

Since the first-half kick-off, the Irish made their intentions to secure the bonus-point pretty evident with Sexton waiving off an early penalty kick to set up a lineout.

A wayward pass from Peter Horne set-up the first try for Stockdale on the 21st minute. Right on halftime, from a resulting scrum, Stockdale pipped opposite Kinghorn to score his second try of the match.

Conor Murray barging over with a push from Bundee Aki on the 45th minute scored the third try of the match for the hosts as moments later, Kinghorn scored on debut on the 51st minute to open Scots' try account.

On the 68th minute, Cronin peeled off an Ireland maul and dived over the line to score the bonus-point that mounted pressure on England before they kicked off against France in Paris.

Ireland left the field 10 points adrift at the top of the Six Nations table with England requiring a bonus-point win at Stade de France to keep alive.

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