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Six Nations: Jim Hamilton hailed Scotland's scrum after Murrayfield victory over Ireland

Last Updated: 24/02/13 5:19pm

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Jim Hamilton: Scotland performance in the scrum was vital

Jim Hamilton: Scotland performance in the scrum was vital

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Jim Hamilton felt Scotland's good work in the scrum paved the way for their 12-8 Six Nations victory over Ireland at Murrayfield on Sunday.

Although the visitors nabbed the only try of the game through Craig Gilroy, scrum-half Greg Laidlaw's four penalties for Scotland proved decisive.

And lock Hamilton said: "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. He has come in and done a magnificent job. Credit to all the forwards."
Jim Hamilton

"I think a special mention has to go to Geoff Cross. 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 win means a lot to us.

"We knew Ireland notoriously start well, so we hung in there in the first half.

"To go in at half-time with the score 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."

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