2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations


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Intentional knock on

30 seconds to go.

Scotland going backwards, but an intentional knock-on from Parsons and we get the penalty. Parsons is sent to the bin as well.

We get the lineout just inside Ireland’s 22.


Ireland win

The ball goes loose from the lineout, and Ireland kick it out. Our 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations campaign ends in defeat.


Scrum pen

Ireland get scrum dominance, but illegally so and we get the penalty.

It’s kicked into the right corner.


Scotland lineout on the 22

So, so tense.

Scotland go through the phases but can’t find a way through, and eventually Ireland steal the ball back and exit.

We’ll have the lineout on Ireland’s 22.


Treatment stoppage

Ireland gather the kick-off, but Scotland rip it free in the tackle and get the ball back.

Play is stopped as O’Dowd is being treated and the ball goes close to her, so we’ll restart with a Scotland scrum just outside Ireland’s 22.


No roll again

Plenty of not rolling penalties in this one. This time, it’s Orr penalised. O’Brien is going for posts.


Ireland lead

Kick is good.

Ireland 15-12 Scotland.


Unlucky knock on

Wafer dummies and breaks through, and then finds Moloney who is tackled five metres short.

The ball goes loose and Orr gets there first, but knocks it on. Irish scrum about 10 metres from our line.



Ireland’s maul gets going, but we rip the ball away and Fran McGhie runs it back down the left wing before kicking ahead.

But Ireland gather it, and then Wassell is offside. Ireland kick just inside our 10.


Goal-line dropout

Emma Orr’s stab through just rolls over the try line, and Ireland win the race to touch it down. They will exit from their goal line.


Neck roll

Ireland exit, and after Thomson runs it back, Nelson is penalised for a neck roll.

The hosts kick to our 22.


Mairi’s turn to jackal

The rare scrum-half jackal!

Mairi McDonald with an excellent steal at the breakdown after we lose the lineout.

We now throw-in again just outside Ireland’s 10.


Double change

Molly Wright and Lisa Cockburn on for Elis Martin and Leah Bartlett.



Lovely jackal from Clarke!

After a break down the left from Parsons, Scotland recover and reset and the replacement prop wins us a penalty.

We kick to touch just inside our half.


Ireland level again

Moloney with the maul try after the lineout.

Ireland 12-12 Scotland.


Double change

Eva Donaldson and Rachel McLachlan replace Louise McMillan and Alex Stewart.


Not rolling

Emma Wassell penalised for not rolling. Ireland kick to just outside our 22.



Bartlett now penalised for offside now. It seemed a bit harsh given that she came through the ruck.

Ireland kick the ball into the right corner.


Kickoff cleared

We kick clear from the kick off. Ireland lineout just inside our 10.


Scotland penalty

Ireland stray offside, and we kick a penalty onto Ireland’s 10m line. Our lineout on our left wing.



What a passage of play!

Loads of good carries, several from Wassell in particular, get us slowly forward in the 22, before Smith finds Thomson who runs an excellent line to slice through the defence and over.

Ireland 5-12 Scotland.


Prop swap

Christine Belisle gets a rest, and Elliann Clarke comes on.


Another pen

No release after the tackle from Ireland, and we get another penalty. We now have a lineout on Ireland’s 22.


Ireland lineout

A few kicks each way again. Ireland eventually get lineout ball on halfway.


Ireland hit back

A cross-field kick is gathered by Ireland, and a phase later Corrigan goes over in the right corner.

Ireland 5-5 Scotland.


Not rolling

Another lineout steal from Scotland, then Djougang is penalised for not rolling. We kick the penalty to halfway.


Ireland lineout

Thomson’s kick isn’t the finest after Ireland return to restart, but it’ll bounces into touch nicely enough.

Ireland throw in on their 10.


Knock on

We gather a loose lineout from Ireland, but then Malcolm drops it forward.

Ireland scrum just outside their 10m line.


Half time

We steal the lineout and decide enough’s enough, Helen Nelson kicking off the park to end the half.

We lead by 5 at half time. Plenty of rugby still to play, but as it stands we’re doing what we need to finish third.


Ireland get us back underway



Martin get us startin’

Elis Martin and the driving maul got us the only score of the first half.


Not straight

Our chance to get some possession, which we haven’t had much of since the try, goes begging as the throw-in isn’t straight.

Ireland scrum 35 metres from our line, on our left side.


Penalty Ireland

Clock well in the red now. Gallagher plays the ball illegally at a ruck, and Ireland kick the penalty into the corner.


Our penalty

This time it’s our penalty! Hurrah!

Ireland don’t roll away in the ruck. We get the lineout just inside our 10m.


Exit opportunity

Ireland work from left to right, but a knock on from McMahon gives us a scrum in our 22 and a chance to get up the pitch.


Maul side entry

Another Ireland penalty as we enter the maul from the side. It’s kicked into the corner by the home side.


Playing the nine

McDonald gets a bit excited and plays the nine at the ruck. Ireland kick the penalty back into our 22.



Ireland’s maul gets over the line, but as Jones goes to ground it Lisa Thomson dives under the ball and holds her up!

We’ll exit via the goal line dropout.


Penalty Ireland

Side entry from Gallagher in the maul, and Ireland kick the resulting penalty into the left corner.


Another penalty

Bartlett doesn’t roll away in the tackle after a maul gets Ireland close, and the hosts kick back into the corner.


Ireland on our 22

Ireland steal the lineout and kick through. Smith finds touch, and Ireland get the lineout on our 22 on our right wing.


Straight out

A few kicks from either side again, neither overly keen to go through the phases in some pretty grim Belfast weather.

Deely’s kick goes straight out though, so we get the lineout just inside Ireland’s half.


Knocked on

The ball goes forward from Emma Wassell in the lineout. Ireland scrum on our 22.


Maul created by Evie!

Evie G, take a bow!

Wafer carries at the Scottish number 8, but Gallagher wraps up the ball and runs her backwards before Thomson and Wassell join in the create an unplayable ball.

We’ll get the scrum just inside our half.


Lineout on edge of our 22

Kicking battles continue, and it’s a well placed boot from O’Brien nearly goes for a 50:22 but just bounces out on the wrong side of the 22. We’ll throw in from there.



Scotland coming flying up in defence in every phase, and Ireland are going backwards before they knock on.

We get the scrum just outside our 22.


Ireland lineout

We steal the ball back from the lineout, but as we run it down the left we drift into touch.

Irish lineout on our left wing, just outside our 10.


Scotland’s turn to throw-in

A few kicks from either side, and Ireland find touch.

Scotland will throw in from just inside our own half.


Stolen by Thomson and cleared!

Ireland attack from the base of the scrum, but Thomson sprints up and intercepts a pass.

Nelson then finds touch on the right, and Ireland will throw in from just inside our 10m.


McDonald on

Mattinson can’t continue, coming off on the stretcher. We wish her all the best.

Mairi McDonald is on at scrum half. The scrum is away to take place, it’s just inside our 10m line.


Spilled by Smith

Ireland kick through, and it takes a couple of bounces on the wet grass, with the rain pouring down.

Meryl Smith gets to it, but drops it forward. Ireland scrum on our 22.


Lengthy pause

Caity Mattinson still getting treated here, both teams going through some passing exercises to stay warm.



We’re over!

Elis Martin’s throw finds Wassell, and the maul gets going. It’s so well set up and that gets Martin over the line for the first score.

Ireland 0-5 Scotland.


Another scrum

Scotland lose the ball in contact after the scrum, but then Parsons spills it forward on the wing.

Another Scottish scrum, this time on our right wing just inside our 10m line.


Irish scrum

We go through some phases in our own half, but there’s a knock on in some close-quarter contact.

Ireland will get the scrum just inside our half, but we’ll pause here as Caity Mattinson has picked up and injury and needs treatment.


Side entry at the maul

Scotland win clean lineout ball, and Djougang enters the resulting maul from the side.

We kick the penalty into the right corner.


Scotland penalty

A couple of kicks from either side, but Reilly is in front of the kicker when chasing so we get the penalty.

We kick into the 22 on the right side.


Scotland scrum

Scotland fire the attempt for touch back down field, and it’s knocked on.

Scotland scrum on halfway. A first chance for the pack to have a push.


Scotland to start

Lisa Thomson will get this underway via the boot, after two boisterous national anthems. A noisy away support have travelled in numbers, which is fantastic to see.


Here we go!



First penalty to Ireland

First penalty goes to Ireland as Christine Belisle doesn’t roll away after the tackle, but the kick for touch hasn’t found it…


Anthem time

Just moments until we get underway on the all-important final day of the 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations.


Media duties

Bryan Easson gives his thoughts to the cameras pre-match.


Warming up

Warm ups well underway. 15 to go!


Squad arrivals

The Scotland squad are in the building.

Remember you can watch this afternoon’s game live on BBC Two Northern Ireland or BBC iPlayer.



Silver Saturday

As well as being Super Saturday in the Guinness Women’s Six Nations, it’s also Silver Saturday at Scottish Gas Murrayfield and Hive Stadium in Edinburgh – a day of seven finals from across the adult club game.

You can watch the matches being played in Scottish Gas Murrayfield on the Scottish Rugby  website and the Sarah Beaney Cup final is live on BBC ALBA from 4.20pm.

Watch Silver Saturday live coverage here


Stage is set!

Only 45 minutes until kick-off in Belfast.

Stay with us here throughout the afternoon as Scotland take on Ireland in the Guinness Women’s Six Nations – kick-off is at 2.30pm BST.



Scotland Team

Here is a reminder of your Scotland team which will take on Ireland at the Kingspan Stadium this afternoon.


It’s Super Saturday!

Good morning on the final day of this year’s Guinness Women’s Six Nations.

What a day it is for Scotland who are in Belfast to play Ireland. If they win they finish third – their highest finish since 2005 and they would also qualify for this year’s WXV 1 competition and next year’s Rugby World Cup in England.

Stay with us throughout the day and we’ll bring you live updates from the Kingspan Stadium from 2.15pm this afternoon.

You can also watch the match live on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Sky channel 970) and BBC iPlayer.


Pre-match listening

Scotland captain Rachel Malcolm sat down with Caroline Blair this week to look back on their campaign to date and ahead to this afternoon’s massive game in Belfast.

Listen to podcast here

Kick-off 2:30 pm