Ireland start the 2017 rugby union Six Nations with a defeat

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Ireland rugby union captain Rory Best feels a poor first-half cost them in their Six Nations opener.

They were beaten 27-22 by Scotland, in a game where they trailed 21-8 at the break.

Best says they couldn't execute their game-plan early on.

"Basically almost everything we talked about not doing, or what we talked about doing we didn't do.

"I just think it is hugely frustrating how we started the game" he said.

Head coach Joe Schmidt says they didn't start the game well.

"We were late arriving to the stadium and we seemed to be late to everything in the first half."

Scotland (21) 27
Tries: Hogg 2, Dunbar Cons: Laidlaw 3 Pens: Laidlaw 2
Ireland (8) 22
Tries: Earls, Henderson, Jackson Cons: Jackson 2 Pen: Jackson

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