Rugby Union: Ireland lose O'Driscoll for Murrayfield contest

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IRELAND WILL be without their inspirational captain, Brian O'Driscoll, against Scotland at Murrayfield tomorrow. O'Driscoll has not recovered from the hamstring injury he sustained last weekend against Italy. Ireland's coach Eddie O'Sullivan will decide on his replacement after today's training session.

The Scotland head coach, Matt Williams, has named an unchanged side after the impressive performance in Paris.

The Welsh blind-side flanker Dafydd Jones will miss tomorrow's game against Italy with a groin strain; Jonathan Thomas will replace him.

In other news, reports last night said the scoring system in the Six Nations may be changed for the first time in the tournament's 130-year history. A bonus system identical to the one used in the Zurich Premiership was said to have been discussed at a summit meeting at Heathrow this week.

Scotland's `Le Petit General', page 54

Scotland team, Digest, page 55