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Scotland continue domination over Ireland

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 21 March, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 01 March, 2014, 2:43pm

Scotland continued their domination over Ireland with a 30-13 Five Nations victory at Murrayfield yesterday.

Winger Cameron Murray scored two fine tries, while Gregor Townsend and Stuart Grimes also crossed the line as the Scots recorded their 11th victory in 12 games against Ireland - with the other game drawn.

Ireland, who last won at Murrayfield in 1985, had a flying start with a penalty try after three minutes but the Scots were the better side for the remainder of the match, at times showing superb handling skills.

A pulsating match provided a fitting farewell for Scotland coach Jim Telfer, who took charge of his last match at the headquarters of Scottish rugby before he retires at the end of the season.

Scotland moved to second place in the Five Nations table behind England with four points from two wins and play France in Paris in their final fixture.

Ireland have finished their campaign with just two points from their victory over Wales.