Monday 20 August 2018

WATCH: Jacob Stockdale equals 104-year-old Six Nations record with first half brace

Jacob Stockdale of Ireland on his way to scoring his side's first try during the NatWest Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Jacob Stockdale of Ireland on his way to scoring his side's first try during the NatWest Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Sam Roberts

Jacob Stockdale’s first-half brace gave Ireland the ideal start in their must-win Six Nations clash with Scotland.

Stockdale became only the second player in the 137 year history of the Four/Five or Six Nations to score multiple tries in three consecutive games, and the first to do since English man Cyril Lowe in 1914.

The Ulster winger continued his incredible try-scoring form for Ireland by touching down twice in the opening 40 minutes in the Aviva stadium, bringing his try-scoring record to 10 in eight games for his country.

Stockdale’s first try came midway through the first half as he pounced on a loose Scottish pass to score a long-range intercept, as he did against both Italy and Wales earlier in the competition.

The winger crossed again with the last move of the first-half as sustained Irish pressure left him one-on-one with Scotland’s Blair Kinghorn, and the Ulsterman sidestepped opposite number to score his sixth try of this year’s tournament.

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