For the weekend that’s in it.
Saturday, March 3rd, 1979.
Ireland travelled to Scotland on a weekend when Edinburgh was dry due to a public service employees strike…
Highlights were few and far between.
Edmund Van Esbeck, writing in the Irish Times said:
A few inches of woodwork was destiny’s determining factor at Murrayfield on Saturday. With six minutes remaining, Colin Patterson crossed for a try in the right corner to bring the scores at 11 points all. Ireland’s ace marksman,
Tony Ward took the conversion attempt and the ball followed an erratic path to the posts, struck the upright and fell the wrong side. Thus, it was that, for the first time in three quarters of a century, Ireland and Scotland played a draw with each side, scoring two tries and a penalty goal…..
Laces out Tony.