Scotland captain Chris Cusiter admits it is all or nothing for his side as they bid to end a dismal RBS 6 Nations campaign on a high against Ireland.
Andy Robinson’s troops are in danger of picking up the wooden spoon at Croke Park having picked up three defeats and one draw in four games.
In comparison their opponents Ireland are aiming to claim a fifth Triple Crown in seven seasons having seen off England 20-16 and Wales 27-12 this year.
Cusiter has been in a similar position twice before ending the 2004 and 2007 championships with Scotland last but insists he will be going all out to avoid a third.
“You are judged on results and so far in this Six Nations we haven’t got them,” said Cusiter. “I’m frustrated and I know a lot of other people are frustrated with how things have gone.
“We are not far away and if we keep making improvements then this whole Six Nations will have been a valuable experience for us.
“We are under pressure having not won and as a group we feel we should have won. We have one last opportunity and we are putting ourselves under pressure to get that win.
“Ireland will be fired up and that is a big thing for us to deal with, but that means we’ll need to be in a similar state of mind and come out all guns firing.”