Hamilton hails huge win for Scotland
JIM HAMILTON hailed a "massive win" for Scotland after they completed back-to-back RBS Six Nations victories with a 12-8 triumph over Ireland at Murrayfield.
The visitors dominated at first but could only accrue an 8-0 lead, and were subsequently beaten as Greg Laidlaw converted four penalties for the Scots, who defeated Italy in their previous outing.
Lock Hamilton, the man of the match, told BBC 1: "I think you can see what it means to the boys and the supporters here. That is a massive win for us.
"The support here was absolutely outstanding today and you saw what it meant to the boys hanging on in there at the end.
"We have put a lot of work into our line-out and scrum. I thought our scrum was absolutely immense.
"I think a special mention has to go to Geoff Cross today - he has come in and done a magnificent job. Credit to all the forwards.
"We really dug deep today and I think you can see that means a lot to us.
"We knew Ireland notoriously start well and we hung in there in the first half.
"To go in (at half-time) at 3-0 to Ireland was probably a good outcome for us. We went out in the second half and had to dig deep, and we took our chances."