Ireland travel to Scotland this weekend for the opening fixture of the 2017 Six Nations and the stage is set for a pulsating encounter at Murrayfield.>What did Denny Solomona say as he's banned for four weeks?
Both sides had underwhelming campaigns in last year’s tournaments so both Joe Schmidt and Vern Cotter will be hoping for vast improvements this time around.
Schmidt’s Ireland had an impressive Autumn international series, pulling off victories over New Zealand, Canada and Australia while on home soil.
Scotland, meanwhile, narrowly missed out on a win over Australia, but beat both Argentina and Georgia in preparation for the tournament.
When is Scotland v Ireland?
Scotland host Ireland in the first match of the tournament on Saturday February 4th, with kick-off at 14:25.
What TV channel is Scotland v Ireland on?
BBC One will be showing the much-anticipated Six Nations opener, with coverage starting at 14:00.
What are the odds? (courtesy of Paddy Power)
Ireland – 1/2
Draw – 20/1
Head-to-head in last five meetings
Ireland 35-25 Scotland (19 March 2016)
Ireland 28-22 Scotland (15 August 2015)
Ireland (21 March 2015)
Ireland 28-6 Scotland (2 February 2014)
Scotland 12-8 Ireland (24 February 2013)
Source : https://metro.co.uk/2017/02/02/six-nations-2017-scotland-v-ireland-tv-channel-kick-off-time-odds-and-recent-meetings-6423948/