Ryan Wilson to miss remainder of Six Nations with knee injury

Rory Best- Six Nations champions Ireland are feeling the pressure says captain Rory Best ahead of Scotland match

Brian O'Driscoll has explained what Johnny Sexton can do to extend his rugby career, after the Ireland number 10 encountered a bruising battle in Ireland's win over Scotland this weekend.

Scotland flanker Ryan Wilson has been ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations after suffering knee ligament damage in the defeat by Ireland at Murrayfield, the Scottish Rugby Union said on Monday.

Scotland badly needed some points but turned down a simple three for a quick tap by Russell and the Irish defence swarmed to force a turnover inside their own five metre line.

First blood went to the hosts via a Greig Laidlaw penalty. Two minutes later Ireland scored their first try and took a lead they were not to lose. 'If we were able to replicate it in the second, I think we'd be here with a win.' Laidlaw, meanwhile, was critical of referee Poite, citing one instance of particular injustice as far as the Scotland captain was concerned. 'In the second half, the execution of our set-piece plays to get us into our game and to put more pressure on Ireland just didn't happen. We want to be better. 'I'm so proud of the players, with the way they played and the effort they put in.

Conor Murray, Jacob Stockdale and Keith Earls all crossed as Ireland returned to winning ways a week on from their physical besting in the 32-20 defeat by England in Dublin.

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"We have a lot of belief", said Ireland skipper Rory Best.

Ireland's game management was made easier by Scotland committing 15 handling errors, more than twice as many as the Irish. 'With the game going the way it was going, you can understand why we got frustrated.

From our point of view, we were disappointed with it.' Stuart Hogg could be an injury worry for Scotland ahead of the visit to face France in Paris in a fortnight. Obviously, it wouldn't have done much for his confidence [conceding the try to Scotland] but to bounce back like that showed great resilience. The Scotland head coach, Gregor Townsend, felt his side should have been awarded a penalty but does not expect the citing officer to review the incident.

"He just has to be a little bit selfish and look after himself by giving it a fraction earlier than he ordinarily would, because he is 33 and because we need him more than ever in the World Cup".

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