Six Nations Women’s 2022: Late Breen heroism gives Ireland a 15-14 victory over Scotland

Ireland v Scotland
It was a brutally physical match that took place in Belfast's windy and wet conditions.
Ireland (8) 15
Tries: Jones, Breen Con: Breen Pen: O'Connor
Scotland (5) 14
Try: Gallagher Pens: Nelson 3

Enya Breen converted her try in the final act of the game to win Ireland and send Scotland packing.

In reverse of the previous meeting, where Ireland lost to Scotland at the last moment, the visitors seemed set for victory.

They led the clock to the red, largely due to a dominant quarter. But Ireland's persistent pressure finally paid off as Breen surged over and landed the crucial kick.

It looked like Scotland had done enough to win the tournament. Ireland was left at the bottom of this table under head coach Greg McWilliams.

Helen Nelson's third-half penalties gave them six points after Neve Jones, player of the game, had led Ireland just before half-time.

We will keep you posted.

Ireland:Irwin; Doyle; Naoupu, Breen; Scuffil-McCabe, Caughey, Dane.

Replacements:Hooban and Pearse.

Scotland: Rollie; Lloyd, Thomson, Nelson, Campbell, Law, Mattinson; Wright, Skeldon, Belisle, Wassell, Bonar, Malcolm, McLachlan, Gallagher.

Replacements: Rettie, Bartlett, Dougan, McMillan, Donaldson, McDonald, Orr, Gaffney.

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