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Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do against Scotland today?

Rory Best will the skipper the side at the Aviva Stadium this evening. How are you feeling about it?

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SO HERE WE go again.

When that scheduled game in France was postponed in February because of an icy Stade de France pitch, it put a completely new complexion on Ireland’s Six Nations campaign.

Today, Declan Kidney’s men play the third of four games scheduled for consecutive weekends. They faced France in Paris, of course, a mere six days ago, earning a 17-17 draw.

In the wake of that game, Paul O’Connell and Conor Murray were ruled out for the remainder of the tournament. Rory Best will lead the team out in the absence of the skipper while Donncha Ryan fills in alongside Donncha O’Callaghan in the second row.

Eoin Reddan is drafted in for Murray at scrum half.

So, with Ireland battered and bruised and playing for little more than pride and the world rankings points head coach Kidney alluded to in Kildare this week. Scotland may well feel an away win is on the cards in Dublin today.

But how do you think it will go? Let us know in the comments section below.

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