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In Pictures: The best images from Ireland's win over Scotland

Published 02/02/2014 | 17:19

2 February 2014; Jonathan Sexton, Ireland, is tackled by Alex Dunbar, Scotland. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2014; Jonathan Sexton, Ireland, is tackled by Alex Dunbar, Scotland. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2014; Rob Kearney, Ireland, celebrates after scoring his side's third try with team-mate Jack McGrath. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2014; Luke Marshall, Ireland, loses possession as he is tackled by Sean Lamont, 11, and Alex Dunbar, Scotland. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2014; Ireland's Jamie Heaslip steps into touch as he touches the ball down for a disallowed try under pressure from Scotland's Max Evans. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2014; Andrew Trimble, Ireland, on his way to score his side's first try. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2014; Rob Kearney, Ireland, is tackled by Sean Lamont, Scotland. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2014; Ireland's Jamie Heaslip steps into touch as he touches the ball down for a disallowed try under pressure from Scotland's Max Evans. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2014; Andrew Trimble, Ireland, on his way to score his side's first try. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2014; Duncan Weir, Scotland, in action against Andrew Trimble, left, and Rob Kearney, Ireland. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2014; Ireland Brian O'Driscoll, watched by head coach Joe Schmidt, talks to his teammates ahead of the game. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2014; Greig Laidlaw, Scotland is tackled by Ireland's Conor Murray, and Luke Marshall, right. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

In the end it was job done as Ireland started their Six Nations campaign with an 18 point victory over Scotland today.

Joe Schmidt will know that there are things to work on and certainly Wales next week will pose a far greater challenge than the limited Scottish outfit, but he will be pleased with the effort and commitment shown throughout.

Tries from Andrew Trimble, Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney were just reward for the home side and indeed were unlucky not to add a couple of more scores after coming out the wrong side of TMO decisions.

All in all, a good day at the office who will take great confidence into the showdown with Warren Gatland’s outfit in six days time.

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