Six nations: Ireland battles to victory over Scotland

(CNN)After a bruising and unexpected defeat to England in Dublin last week, Ireland belatedly got the defense of its Six Nations title underway with a hard fought 22-13 win over Scotland at Murrayfield. Conor Murray was the beneficiary of confusion in the Scottish defense as he scored the first try of the game, crossing the whitewash after Sean Maitland was unable to get hold of Tommy Seymour’s pass. Read: Porn site to sponsor rugby club Scotland then suffered an injury setback of its own when influential full back Stuart Hogg was forced off the field with what appeared to be a shoulder injury after 16 minutes. Within seconds, Ireland had stretched its advantage as Jacob Stockdale burst through the Scottish …