You can’t underestimate the Scottish - Flannery

The countdown is on for this weekend’s Six Nations clash with Scotland.

Knowing the championship is out of their hands, Ireland will be hoping for a win to keep their chances alive of finishing in second place, ahead of a mouth-watering fixture against England next weekend.

RBS Six Nations Championship, Croke Park 7/2/2009'Ireland vs France'Stephen Ferris passes as Lionel Nallet tackles'Mandatory Credit �INPHOPresseye//Billy Stickland *** Local Caption ***

RBS Six Nations Championship, Croke Park 7/2/2009'Ireland vs France'Stephen Ferris passes as Lionel Nallet tackles'Mandatory Credit �INPHOPresseye//Billy Stickland *** Local Caption ***

Scotland have triumphed twice in the past three meetings between the two sides, though ireland will be hoping home advantage will give them the edge.

Stephen Ferris( Ireland) and Jerry Flannery (Ireland) believe it will be a tough game and no matter what happens, you can’t underestimate the Scottish.