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  1. Wales battle to win in Scotland

    Wales battle to win in Scotland

    Shane Williams scored the only two tries of the match as Wales beat Scotland 24-6 in their Six Nations encounter at Murrayfield. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:80'
    • Scotland
    • Wales
    • 80+1' The man of the match award has gone to Warburton and when the ball is knocked on by Scotland, the game comes to an end. 24-6 the final score.
    • 80' Late penalty awarded to Scotland as the clock passes 80 minutes.
    • 79' Just as they reach a position from which to launch a final attack perhaps - unlikely as it is to end in a score - they turn the ball over.
    • 78' Evans with a likely waltzing run across from the left, with Lawson supporting.
    • 77' Another error from Scotland and Wales have the penalty. Robinson incandescent in his box, as he has been on a few occasions today.
    • 76' The attacking lineout is won by the hosts after Richard Hibbard and Tavis Knoyle replace Phillips and skipper Rees.
    • 75' Chip and chase from Scotland which Williams is forced to carry into touch.
    • 74' Same old, same old in midfield from Scotland: fighting down the middle, making up the odd yard, but essentially performing a bodily function into the wind.
    • 73' If you have an English club side, today's scores can be found here: Guinness Premiership results
    • 72' Scotland have made a massive 18 errors while Wales have made less than 10. The passes completed are well over 150 from the home side and around 100 for Wales.
    • 71' Jones misses the kick. The scoreline: 24-6.
    • 70' AND WALES SCORE A TRY! Sam Warburton and Rees do their bit before Jonathan Davies sends a clever kick over the top - and Williams races through to pick up and score.
    • 69' They lose the ball through Walker inside their own half...
    • 68' The home team now desperately need a try.
    • 67' And he is replaced by Stephen Jones, dropped following the loss to England. Scotland reclaim the ball from the kick-off.
    • 66' Hook kicks Wales' first points for 44 minutes. 19-6.
    • 65' De Luca dropped the ball as he broke the Wales line and the centre picked up. He looks knackered after the run as play stops - Wales have an attacking penalty.
    • 64' Jamie Roberts is away for Wales... can Lamont catch him... he drags him down by his shorts with the tryline in sight! What a tackle!
    • 63' A pass is just behind John Barclay and Scotland again come a cropper while seeking to score.
    • 62' Walker should pass inside but keeps hold of the ball and the Scottish fans groan again as he is taken down.
    • 61' So scrappy inside the Wales half, but they continue to put the tackles in to repel any Scotland moves forward.
    • 60' In club rugby Wales have already won the contest today: Newport Gwent Dragons outgunned Edinburgh in an exciting Magners League game at Rodney Parade. Dragons secure hard-fought win
    • 59' Parks is successful with the tricky kick and the difference is 10 points. One more kick and Wales may panic - it will be difficult for them to suddenly rediscover their scoring touch after defending for so long. Their last points came in the 22nd minute.
    • 58' And again - penalty awarded to Scotland.
    • 57' After injuries are treated we go to the scrum. It is reset again - Scotland just want to put it in and play the ball quickly.
    • 56' Williams calls for the mark and breaks quickly but, after getting past De Luca, throws a shocking pass forward and too low.
    • 55' Still, it isn't doing them much good. Here Wales charge down a clearance and seem set to score when Alun Wyn Jones goes off his feet.
    • 54' To illustrate Scotland's possession since the first part of the game - they have made 52 tackles to Wales' 88, with 4/8 missed respectively.
    • 53' Parks kicks towards the far corner but Williams claims with Walker nowhere near. Poor option and execution from the Scotland fly-half.
    • 52' Walker takes off his feet in the tackle as Scotland push on and the forwards crowd in. It's been a real battle in the ruck today with plenty of bruises and cuts on show.
    • 51' Phillips clears again and De Luca almost breaks through after picking up the ball. Noise from the crowd now as they move into the away 22.
    • 50' A very patchy game, which will suit Wales if not overly please their coach Warren Gatland. Scotland with most of the ball in this half.
    • 49' Alastair Kellock is hurt after his head was rocked back by the low Phillips as he ducked it down.
    • 48' Poor defensive clearance from Wales but Lamont and Parks leave it for one another and invite pressure from the Welsh players.
    • 47' It has the legs but drops wide. Scotland will take the dropout after making a pair of changes. Moray Low and Mike Blair on for Euan Murray and Lawson.
    • 46' Wales win a penalty as Scotland grow too restless. Hook will kick from close to halfway.
    • 45' Allan Jacobsen juggles the ball before he is smashed by Phillips. Wales have the put-in at the scrum.
    • 44' Nick De Luca crashes through a tackle but doesn't get much further. Scotland are much better now than when they started the game.
    • 43' Wales turn the ball over and clear their lines.
    • 42' Scotland have the ball but Wales are holding firm in midfield.
    • 41' Wales kick us off in the second period.
    • - The players emerge.
    • 40+1' Parks slips as he kicks and the ball is well short. A fitting end to a half which Wales dominated to start with - then held firm when it was necessary. 16-3 the score.
    • 40' Scotland penalty as the half heads towards a flat conclusion. If they can reduce the gap by another three points, the first 40 minutes will not have been a total disaster. It's some 52 metres out.
    • 39' Penalty awarded to Scotland at the scrum and they take it quickly, only for Ansbro to fluff his lines again. It was a poor pass by Lawson, however, as he raced past. A few fisticuffs broken up by the officials.
    • 38' Byrne back on and we have 15v15 once more.
    • 37' Scotland frustrated in midfield again. Their scrum just inside the Wales half.
    • 36' Wales have the ball inside their own half. They are only interested in seeing out the sin-bin period then first half.
    • 35' Bradley Davies returns to the fray. Wales now have 14 men.
    • 34' Lamont collects a Parks kick across the pitch ad thunders down the left... following the tackle Scotland move the ball to the left but Joe Ansbro cannot catch cleanly and Jonathan Davies is there to collect.
    • 33' Earlier, England overran Italy with a scintillating Twickenham performance to win 59-13 and move two points clear at the summit of the Six Nations table. England destroy Italy at Twickenham
    • 32' Parks steps up and sends it over for 16-3. It is crucial that Scotland score again before they lose their numerical advantage.
    • 31' Scotland force a penalty in the centre of the field and will this time kick for goal.
    • 30' Little optimism from the stands despite the two-man advantage after Wales wasted some time before taking their penalty.
    • 29' Scotland lineout won easily and their forwards bind to push Wales back. Not much luck though and Parks kicks across the pitch... Nikki Walker takes the catch above Williams but Wales eventually turn it over.
    • 28' Byrne tackled Evans around the neck near the touchline and will go to the bin. Wales suddenly lacking discipline and are down to 13 men!
    • 27' A high tackle there is booed by the home fans but play continues. We may hear more about that when the attack ends.
    • 26' Wales able to kick clear but are a man down and here come Scotland again.
    • 25' Scotland bind and head for the line - however they cannot get through and Wales have the scrum.
    • 24' The ball pops out as Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips looks to catch and Sean Lamont is there to catch! He attacks the line - Wales finally commit an infringement to stop them and are now down to 14 men. Bradley Davies the man to depart for 10 minutes.
    • 23' Wales yet to concede a penalty. They look well in control of this match.
    • 22' Hook will not miss this from in front of the posts. 16-0 the score.
    • 21' The Scot gets away without a yellow card for a late tackle, probably because he has blood pouring from his face. Following the next attack - which sees Scotland penalised again - there is a general warning for the home side from the ref.
    • 20' Wales full-back Byrne watching the dropping ball all the way... opposite number Southwell smashes into him and gets a boot in the face for his trouble.
    • 19' No mistake from Hook - 13-0 the score.
    • 18' Penalty to Wales - they have had 69 per cent of the territorial possession. Hook lines it up from outside the 22.
    • 17' Scotland merely defending so far, Andy Robinson's side - impressive at times last year - unable to break out.
    • 16' Wales lineout near halfway won by the men in red shirts who set themselves up to attack with men over.
    • 15' You can vote for the team you expect to win the Six Nations on our rugby page. Poll results to date
    • 14' A few yards in from the touchline, the fly-half sends his kick flying inside the near post for a 10-0 lead.
    • 13' Away captain Matthew Rees on the left is stopped and there is an offside decision against Scotland. Hook will kick.
    • 12' Wales with the better territorial game so far, with little kicking since those early moments.
    • 11' A Wales attack breaks down and Scotland take over to counter... quick passing but the ball is dropped at the last. Scrumdown.
    • 10' Murrayfield has quietened following that early breakthrough. Team-by-team Six Nations preview
    • 9' Converted easily by Hook for a 7-0 lead to the visitors.
    • 8' TRY FOR WALES! After solid defence to push Wales out, James Hook finds a way through and offloads to Williams. He loses his footing at the last but scrambles the ball over.
    • 7' Wales do brilliantly to take possession and have the ball inside the home 22. Shane Williams steps inside and is just tackled!
    • 6' Dan Parks's kick to clear is charged down by Paul James. Scotland then have the put-in at the scrum.
    • 5' Lee Byrne with an accurate kick from full-back to put the pressure on Scotland. Lineout to the hosts.
    • 4' Wales with an attacking lineout, picked off by Scotland! Wing Max Evans heads into the red shirts and is put down.
    • 3' The ball played in the Wales half so far, with little running rugby on show.
    • 2' Some kicking back and forth to start: Hugo Southwell of Scotland sends it too far and Wales will have a chance to clear without pressure.
    • 1' Scotland kick off, attacking from left to right.
    • 17:03 Nathan Hines has replaced Richie Gray in the second row as he has a stomach bug.
    • 17:01 After Land Of Our Fathers we have Flower Of Scotland, every note belted out by the teams and fans alike.
    • 16:55 The teams are being greeted by Princess Anne, patron of the Scottish Rugby Union.
    • 16:50 There are bagpipes and beer aplenty inside this famous ground as we await the sides' second game of this championship.
    • 16:45 Neil Jenkins has highlighted the threat of Scotland fly-half Dan Parks to Wales' victory ambitions at Murrayfield. Jenkins warns of Parks threat
    • 16:40 Scotland: 15-Hugo Southwell, 14-Nikki Walker, 13-Joe Ansbro, 12-Nick De Luca, 11-Max Evans, 10-Dan Parks, 9-Rory Lawson, 8-Kelly Brown, 7-John Barclay, 6-Nathan Hines, 5-Alastair Kellock, 4-Richie Gray, 3-Euan Murray, 2-Ross Ford, 1-Allan Jacobsen
    • - Replacements: 16-Scott Lawson, 17-Moray Low, 18-Richie Vernon, 19-Ross Rennie, 20-Mike Blair, 21-Ruaridh Jackson, 22-Sean Lamont
    • - Wales team: 15-Lee Byrne, 14-Morgan Stoddart, 13-Jamie Roberts, 12-Jonathan Davies, 11-Shane Williams, 10-James Hook, 9-Mike Phillips; 8-Ryan Jones, 7-Sam Warburton, 6-Dan Lydiate, 5-Alun Wyn Jones, 4-Bradley Davies, 3-Craig Mitchell, 2-Matthew Rees (captain), 1-Paul James
    • - Replacements: 16-Richard Hibbard, 17-John Yapp, 18-Jonathan Thomas, 19-Josh Turnbull, 20-Tavis Knoyle, 21-Stephen Jones, 22-Rhys Priestland
    • 16:35 The game gets underway at 17:00 UK time, so join us then.
    • 16:30 Welcome to live coverage of the second Six Nations game today, Scotland v Wales at Murrayfield.
  • Summary

    Scotland versus Wales
      Tries Williams 8’, 70’
      Conversions Hook 9’
    Parks 32’, 59’ Penalties Hook 15’, 19’, 22’, 66’
      Drops  

Live Team Line-Up

  • Scotland

    Manager: Andy Robinson

    On the Field

    Subs

    • Blair Substitution In (47′)
    • Lamont Substitution In (20′)
    • MacLeod Substitution In (71′)
    • Lawson Substitution In (68′)
    • Rennie Substitution In (68′)
    • Low Substitution In (47′)
    • Jackson

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • Wales

    Manager: Warren Gatland

    On the Field

    Subs

    • Jones Substitution In (67′)
    • Thomas Substitution In (54′)
    • Yapp Substitution In (67′)
    • Hibbard Substitution In (76′)
    • Priestland Substitution In (76′)
    • Turnbull Substitution In (71′)
    • Knoyle Substitution In (76′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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