Scotland's Stuart Hogg, centre, reacts at the end of the Six Nations rugby union match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sunday, March 14, 2021. Ireland won the game 27-24. (Jane Barlow/Pool Via AP)
Scotland's Stuart Hogg, centre, reacts at the end of the Six Nations rugby union match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sunday, March 14, 2021. Ireland won the game 27-24. (Jane Barlow/Pool Via AP)

How Gregor Townsend's Scotland players rated in last-gasp Six Nations defeat to Ireland

Scotland twice came from behind but ultimately conceded the lead to Ireland with three minutes to play for a second home defeat of the Guinness Six Nations campaign.

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 6:14 pm

After Ireland’s early lead Finn Russell – and the chin of captain Stuart Hogg – helped Scotland regain the advantage but Johnny Sexton sent the visitors in 14-10 ahead at the break.

In the second 40 minute half, Ireland further extended their lead before the home side roared back level 24-24 at BT Murrayfield and it was finely poised with five minutes to play.

However a late penalty from Ireland captain Sexton, with Russell off the field with a head knock, proved decisive and sent Ireland second in the Six Nations table and handed Gregor Townsend’s team a second consecutive home defeat.

Here is how the Scotland players rated out of 10...

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