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Six Nations 2024: Tutu good Ireland leads Scots a merry dance

Six Nations 2024: Tutu good Ireland leads Scots a merry dance

In a dramatic Six Nations 2024 showdown, Ireland emerged victorious against a Scottish team which entered the Dublin Aviva Stadium dressed in ballerinas’ tutus instead of their sports kit.

Football Correspondent: Bernie Legg

Date 16th March 2024 – SIX NATIONS
Ireland 17 Scotland 13
Tries: Sheehan, PorterHT 7-6Try: Jones
Pen: Crowley Pens: Russell 2
Cons: Crowley 2 Cons: Russell

The unusual wardrobe malfunction was attributed to a logistical error, with Scotland’s sports kit accidentally left behind in their homeland. In a desperate attempt to comply with regulations, the players were forced to don the only available attire – the tutus of a local ballet troupe.

Six Nations 2024 drama

Despite the sartorial setback, and endless derisive abuse from the home fans, the Scottish players showed remarkable resilience, holding off wave after wave of Irish attacks with balletic grace. Dan Sheehan’s try, flanked by two Finn Russell penalties, gave Ireland a slim lead at halftime, but Scotland’s unconventional defence kept them in the game.

As the second half unfolded, Ireland’s frustration grew as their attempts to breach the Scottish defence were repeatedly thwarted. Tadhg Furlong and Robbie Henshaw both had tries disallowed, while Calvin Nash and Garry Ringrose were denied by handling errors and stout Scottish defending.


Due in part to the tightness of their leotards, Scotland’s resistance was finally broken when Andrew Porter crashed over for Ireland’s second try. Despite a late surge from Scotland, including a try from Huw Jones, Ireland held on to secure the victory and retain their Six Nations 2024 title.

Amid the chaos and confusion of the match, the image of Scotland’s players in tutus will undoubtedly go down in rugby folklore. While their kit may have been humiliating, their spirited performance on the field showcased the resilience and determination of the Scottish team.

As the Six Nations 2024 draws to a close, Ireland can celebrate their hard-fought victory, while Scotland must regroup and reflect on a campaign that promised much but ultimately ended in disappointment – albeit with a touch of unexpected flair.


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