Robin Scott-Elliot

Robin Scott-Elliot is a Sports News Correspondent for The Independent.

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Scott Brown celebrates scoring against Poland in March last year

Scotland v Gibraltar: Scots beware if goal-hungry fans get on their back

Their opponents have conceded 21 in four games, but scoring has not come easy to Gordon Strachan's side

Jamie Heaslip is mobbed by fans as the Ireland team arrive at Dublin Airport with the Six Nations trophy on Sunday

Six Nations 2015: Plan A is enough to give Ireland cause for optimism

There is something of England 2003 about the Irish 2015 model

Jonathan Davies, of Wales, scores his team’s second try as team-mate Rhys Webb celebrates

Scotland vs Wales Six Nations: Refereeing calls anger both Vern Cotter and Warren Gatland

Cotter was upset that his side were denied two possible tries by the official’s refusal to consult the television referee

Scotland vs Wales match report: Vern Cotter's men slip to consecutive Six Nations defeats

Scotland 23 Wales 26: hosts left despondent as Wales pip them to victory

Leigh Griffiths (right) celebrates opening the scoring
Bile and abuse: England supporters at Celtic Park on Tuesday night

Robin Scott-Elliot: England’s joyless fans need a new songbook

It felt like an occasion, an entertainment full of sound and fury but not signifying much beyond a football match. At least if you were in the majority at Celtic Park. Then there was the minority, and possibly a minority of that minority. Yet however many they were, they were plainly heard amid the hubbub.

Wayne Rooney (centre) celebrates his first goal against Scotland

We are as proud as the Scots, claims Wayne Rooney

Captain says Three Lions 'play with a lot of desire' after win in Glasgow

Andrew Robertson got Scotland back into the game, briefly

Scotland vs England: Gordon Strachan must think again as his big beasts queue up to devour England

His entire squad is desperate to play in the game against the Auld Enemy

Roy Keane was involved in a confrontation with a guest at the team’s hotel outside Dublin

Scotland vs Republic of Ireland: Martin O’Neill wants to refocus after Roy Keane ‘distraction’

Ireland's assistant manager was involved in a confrontation with a guest at the team’s hotel on Wednesday night

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