“Getting the learnings from a defeat is one thing. But getting the learnings from a bonus-point win and being harsh on yourself is what we always do. Playing for the Triple Crown is huge for us and performing and putting pressure on France is what we’re about” – Andy Farrell

Last Updated: 14/03/22 4:18pm

Ireland second row James Ryan will not be involved vs Scotland in the Six Nations due to concussion

Ireland second rows James Ryan and Ryan Baird will miss their final Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday through injury, with uncapped duo Ross Molony and Joe McCarthy called up.
Ryan must go through return-to-play protocols after suffering a concussion in the weekend’s 32-15 victory over England.The Leinster lock left the pitch at Twickenham after less than two minutes following a head-on-head tackle by Charlie Ewels that led to the England second row’s dismissal after just 82 seconds. Baird, who started in place of Ryan in the previous outing against Italy, has also been ruled out with a back issue, meaning Ulster’s Iain Henderson is likely to join Tadhg Beirne in the second row, having come on for most of the game on Saturday. Charlie Ewels was red carded for a head-on-head tackle on Ryan 82 seconds into Saturday’s Test at Twickenham Ireland had already lost two first-choice front row players to injury earlier in the competition and their scrum struggled mightily against England’s pack without prop Andrew Porter and hooker Ronan Kelleher.Ireland trail France by two points and are the only team who can stop the unbeaten leaders from winning the title.They will likely need England to win in Paris on Saturday to have a shot at the championship by beating Scotl …