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  1. Wales secure amazing victory

    Wales secure amazing victory

    Wales conjured two tries in the final four minutes to secure Wales an amazing 31-24 fightback victory over 13-man Scotland. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:80'
    • Wales
    • Scotland
    • 80' S Jones kicks conversion and Wales claim an amazing victory. 31-24. What a match! Well done Wales for fighting back but Scots will be heart-broken after leading for most of the match. Yellow cards again prove crucial as Wales get their campaign back up and running.
    • 80' One mroe play as Wales attack desperately. Jones cross kick to Halfpenny, who claims ball but is hauled down just short. Ball is recycled and S Williams goes over under the posts for an amazing victory. 29-24. Unbelievable stuff.
    • 80' S Jones levels scores at 24-24.
    • 79' Scots defending desperately with just over a minute remaining. Roberts bursts clear and feeds Byrne, who chips ahead but is taken out by Scots defender. Penalty Wales in Scots 22 and yellow card for Godman. Scots down to 13 men as Wales opt to go for goal.
    • 77' S Jones adds conversion and Scots lead 24-21 with three minutes left.
    • 77' All Wales now as Williams and Hook dance out of tackles and feed Byrne on the right wing, who passes to Halfpenny and the wing runs under the posts for nicely worked try. 24-19 Scotland.
    • 75' Wales lineout poor but somehow they claim ball and Davies is stopped inches short. Ball recycled and Roberts bursts over the line only to be called back by ref for block by Warburton in mifield. Penalty Scotland but Parks misses touch and Wales continue attack against 14-man Scotland.
    • 73' Williams steps a few Scots tacklers before Lawson is penalised for coming through on Wales scrum-half Rees. Yellow card for Lawson and S Jones kicks Wales into Scots 22. Madness by the hooker!
    • 72' Wales knock on and Scots scrum this time and chance to clear their lines. Cusiter kicks downfield, claims Hook's return superbly and Scots win penalty for Wales going over the top. Will Wales regret not going for goal with those two chances?
    • 71' Scots penalised for collapsing and Wales opt for another scrum. Scrum has been a shambles all game and not getting any better as it resets 10m from Scots line and eats away at time left.
    • 69' Scots penalised for offside and ref warns Cusiter that next one will be yellow card. Wales opt for scrum, again ignoring the posts, and have attacking chance 10m from Scots line.
    • 68' M Williams off and Warburton on.
    • 68' Scots offside and Wales decide not to go for three points and instead kick to corner. Not sure right decision.
    • 66' Scots attack to within 5m of Wales tryline. Parks cross kick fantastically taken by S Williams despite being out-numbered two to one. Wales kick downfield and Parks lands monster drop goal from 45m to give Scots 24-14 lead. Great game!
    • 64' Lovely offloading from Scots forwards as they continue to attack around Wales 22m line. parks drop goal charged down but Scots reclaim ball and continue attack through Brown. Good passage of for Scots as Evans makes ground on the right wing.
    • 62' Scots collapse scrum and S Jones kicks penalty down to visitors' 22. But Scots pinch throw and counter attack back into Wales half, before Parks puts over cross kick which rolls into touch deep in Wales' 22.
    • 60' Jenkins is limping and has had to go off. Looks like his calf has gone again which is a big blow for Wales.
    • 58' Jacobsen on for Dickinson and Lawson for Ford in Scots front row.
    • 55' All Wales at the moment as Scots defence is stretched from side to side. But so far it's held firm but for how long can it survive? Not long is the answer as Shane Williams scoots round tthe outside of Rory Lamont and puts Byrne is at the corner. Nice try. 21-14.
    • 50' Wales force turnover and Hook almost put over by Thomas but ball is knocked-on.
    • 48' Jenkins on for James, Davies for Powell and Bennett for Williams.
    • 48' Wales on the attack now but Scots defence is good and again slowing ball down. This time they have hands in ruck and ref warns skipper Cusiter. Wales kick for corner.
    • 47' Rees kicks upfield and Roberts claims loose ball to set up attacking position. But again Scots slow down ball and then force turnover at next breakdown. Wales take quick throw and M Evans nearly intercepts before knocking on.
    • 44' Hook tries to find gap but is caught in possession and Scots force turnover. Wales losing the breakdown battle as Cusiter scoops up loose ball and feeds Morrison, who is free on the left but his pass to Brown is forward and try goes begging. Shocking pass!
    • 41' Immediate penalty to Scots for Byrne holding on. Chance for Parks and he makes no mistake with simple kick and Scots lead 21-9. Not the start Wales wanted!
    • 40' Rees is on at scrum-half for Wales in place of Cooper.
    • 41' Parks gets second half underway. Next score will be crucial to the outcome.
    • 40' Another scrum collapses and this time penalty to Wales wide out in Scots 22. Chance for S Jones to cut deficit with last play of the half and this time the fly-half is on target. Great kick but Scots go into half-time 18-9 ahead. Great stuff and all to play for in the second half.
    • 39' Sniping break by Cooper moves Wales deep into Scots 22. Wales retain possession and ref misses knock on. Scots desperate to keep Wales out as Roberts nearly puts Byrne clear in the left corner.
    • 36' Blair is on for Evans. Looks like the scrum-half will have to play on the wing. Shame for Scots because they've been brilliant in attack this half and the injury will certainly affect them!
    • 36' Thom Evans is still down with nasty looking bang to the head. Stretcher is - let's hope he's ok.
    • 36' Thom evans makes good yards into Wales half but ball is turned over and Roberts breaks up field into Scots territory. Ball is recycled and Scots infringe. Penalty Wales.
    • 35' Parks drops back into pocket again but this time his kick fades just wide. Bad miss!
    • 33' Parks back to cover long Wales kick and finds superb touch back in Wales 22. Scots pinch throw and again go on the attack. Parks having a great first half!
    • 30' Paterson unable to continue and replaced by Max Evans.
    • 29' S Williams takes high ball and steps two Scots defenders and launches counter. Byrne continues attack but Scots infringe and penalty to Wales. S Jones this time off target.
    • 27' Huge touch finder from Byrne pushes Scots back to their 22. Massive kick from the Lions full-back.
    • 26' Scrums collapse and this time penalty to Scots - looks like James at fault. Parks taking kick this time - probaly cause Paterson still not right. Lovely strike and Scots lead 18-6.
    • 23' Wales have made seven errors to none from the Scots, which pretty much explains the first quarter.
    • 23' Ford off side and another chance on goal for S Jones. On 10-yads line and another sweet effort from the fly-half to cut Scots' lead to 15-6.
    • 21' Rare conversion miss by Paterson from out wide. First time he's missed a 6N conversion in three years - amazing!
    • 20' Lovely line break from S Lamont but his chip ahead too long and Byrne manages to touch down. Scots continue to attack from drop out and Beattie crashes through tackles and takes play back into Wales 22. Ball recycled and Parks puts through grubber and it looks like M Evans has won race for touch down. Ref goes to TMO and try is awarded. Scots lead 15-3. Great stuff from Scotland!
    • 18' Scots go through couple of phases, Parks drops into pocket and lands sweet drop goal. Nicely played Scotland, who lead 10-3.
    • 17' Wales carry ball back into 22 and Byrne kick direct into touch so Scots have lineout deep in Wales half. Another basic error from Wales allows Scots to attack again.
    • 16' Scots penalised for collapsing scrum and chance for S Jones now to cut their lead. Nice kick from the fly-half and Scots lead not 7-3.
    • 14' Thom Evans has gone off for running blood repairs and replaced by his brother Max.
    • 14' Scots go for interception but Roberts takes ball at speed and slices through their midfield. The Lions centre finds Hook but he fails to find his support. Nice play from Wales but weak effort from Parks to go for interception and not the tackle!
    • 12' Wales win lineout but R Jones pass to Roberts is forward. Wasted possession again by Wales, who then concede free-kick for early engage at ensuing scrum. Wales need to get their basics right!
    • 11' Looks like Max Evans is getting ready to come on for paterson.
    • 10' Paterson adds conversion and Scots lead 7-0. Great start for Andy Robinson's side.
    • 9' Lovely hands from Lamont makes room for Hamilton as Scots enjoy period of possession and territory. Scots recycle ball and Barclay crashes through tackles of Cooper and Hook in midfield to go over under posts. 5-0 Scotland.
    • 6' Paterson is struggling with what looks like a shoulder problem - maybe from the hit he took from the kick off.
    • 4' Good Wales pressure but S Williams and Hook mess up loop move in midfield, Scots claim loose ball and hack up field. Decent chance for Wales goes begging.
    • 3' Hamilton penalised for kick on Adam Jones - silly from the recalled lock - and S Jones kicks Wales into Scots 22. Big lineout for Wales and they take throw to front safely.
    • 1' Immediate penalty to Scots as Welsh forwards infringe at the breakdown, and Parks kicks for touch on halfway. Brown wins long throw to back of lineout.
    • 1' Jones gets the game started to a rousing cheer.
    • - An amazing atmosphere as always at the Millennium Stadium and all set for a cracking match. Let's hope Wales can get their exciting backs going. Emotional too for A-W Jones who had a few tears during the national anthem.
    • - A piper has just played a lament to the late great Bill McLaren and centurian Paterson now runs on to pitch alone to rousing applause from Millennium Stadium crowd.
    • - Games between these two sides are usually entertaining and high-scoring and let's hope we have more of the same this afternoon to help celebrate Chris Paterson's 100th cap. A fantastic effort from the full-back who has been a fine servant to Scotland's cause.
    • - Either way it looks unlikely the decision will have much impact on the game because it a dry afternoon in Cardiff. It's cloudy and cold but no sign of rain at the moment.
    • - Robinson took the decision because he believes it favour Wales to play with the roof closed, as it boost the impact of the crowd and they are more used to the non-weather affected conditions. Seems perfectly reasonable to me, though Gatland was not a happy bunny.
    • - The tension and build-up has been heightened a little this week by Warren Gatland's comments over Scotland's decision to play the game with the roof open.
    • - The tight-head missed the defeat to France last Sunday because of his religious beliefs and coach Andy Robinson will be delighted to have the Northampton Saint back propping up his front row.
    • - Up front Scotland are missing Lions lock Nathan Hines, who is absent with a calf strain - fit again Jim Hamilton partners Alastair Kellock in the Scots' engine room - but the good news is the return of Euan Murray to the front row.
    • - Scotland have recalled Dan Parks at fly-half and Rory Lamont on the wing, with Phil Godman and Max Evans the unlucky pair to be dropped to the bench. Sean Lamont moves from wing to centre to make way for his brother Rory.
    • - Also in the Wales starting XV is British Lions Leigh Halfpenny, who is in for Tom James after gaining full fitness. James Hook stays at outside centre and will be hoping to build on his impressive second half against England.
    • - Wales have retained Alun-Wyn Jones despite his high-profile yellow card at Twickenham last week. Jones packs down with a new partner in Johnathan Thomas, who replaces Luke Charteris following Wales' lineout nightmares in the defeat to England.
    • - Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport's online coverage of the second round of the 2010 Six Nations, with Wales welcoming Scotland to Cardiff first up followed by the potential tournament decider between France and Ireland in Paris.
  • Summary

    Wales versus Scotland
    Byrne 55’, Halfpenny 77’, Williams 80’ Tries Barclay 9’, Evans 20’
    Jones 78’, 80’ Conversions Paterson 10’
    Jones 16’, 23’, 40’, 79’ Penalties Parks 26’, 42’
      Drops Parks 18’, 66’

Live Team Line-Up

  • Wales

    Manager: Warren Gatland

    On the Field

    Subs

    • Rees Substitution In (40′)
    • Shanklin
    • Jenkins Substitution In (49′)
    • Bennett Substitution In (49′)
    • Bishop
    • Davies
    • Warburton Substitution In (68′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • Scotland

    Manager: Andy Robinson

    On the Field

    Subs

    • Jacobsen Substitution In (58′)
    • Blair Substitution In (36′)
    • Gray
    • Lawson Substitution In (58′)
    • Godman
    • Evans Substitution In (30′) Try
    • MacDonald

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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