Ulster Rugby wing Jacob Stockdale once again matched his lethal Heineken Champions Cup form with equally devastating finishing in an Ireland jersey as Joe Schmidt’s side triumphed 22-13 in their Six Nations clash with Scotland at BT Murrayfield on Saturday.
The Heineken Champions Cup’s leading try-scorer – with six from as many matches – scored Ireland’s second by taking a pass from Leinster Rugby fly-half Johnny Sexton on the inside and then sprinting 45 metres to the Scotland line.
Stockdale and Sexton are scheduled to face each other in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals in Dublin on March 30, live on BT Sport.
Sexton was forced off by injury after only 23 minutes and that gave a chance to Munster Rugby’s Joey Carbery, who led the Irish province to the top of Pool 2 and a quarter-final at Edinburgh Rugby on March 30, live on Channel 4, Virgin Media, BT Sport and beIN Sports.
The Heineken Champions Cup’s leading points-scorer with 68 from five games duly took it by contributing five points from his right boot and creating Ireland’s third try for clubmate Keith Earls with a sizzling break through the Scotland defence.
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Ireland’s first try also came from a Munster player, with scrum-half Conor Murray swooping on a defensive error. He later converted Stockdale’s try.
Glasgow Warriors centre Sam Johnson scored Scotland’s sole try and will hope to be involved when his club travel to Pool 3 winners Saracens in the last eight on March 30, live BT Sport and beIN SPORTS.
On Sunday, Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell continued his stunning Heineken Champions Cup form in the Six Nations by scoring 17 points as England demolished France 44-8 at Twickenham.
The 27-year-old – who sits third on the all-time European Cup points list – bagged the final try of a dominant victory as well as three conversions and two penalties.