Ireland edge Scotland 28-22 in Cup warm-up

Ireland have edged Scotland 28-22 in a Rugby World Cup warm-up match at Lansdowne Road.

World number two Ireland were level 7-7 with their visitors at the break in the Saturday game after flanker Chris Henry and loose forward Blair Cowan had exchanged tries.

Scotland twice led in the second period but further tries from Sean Cronin, Simon Zebo and Luke Fitzgerald just proved decisive for Ireland.

However, the Scots could take heart from seeing skipper Henry Pyrgos and Peter Horne also cross after the interval.

Ireland are in Pool D at the World Cup alongside France, Italy, Romania and Canada while Scotland will play in Pool B with South Africa, Samoa, Japan and the United States.

The World Cup gets underway on September 18.

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