Home Nations - Edinburgh, 20 February 1897
Scotland (0) 8 - 3 (3) Ireland (FT)

Notes

 
Result Scotland won by a margin of 5 points
Home Nations points Scotland 2, Ireland 0
 
Ground name Powderhall, Edinburgh
 
Referee E Holmes (England)
 
Scotland Test debuts AS Laidlaw, RC Stevenson
Ireland Test debuts PE O'Brien-Butler
 
Points scoring rules try 3, conversion 2, penalty goal 3, drop goal 4, goal from a mark 4