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Saturday 09 March 2019, 9:15am EST

Scotland v Wales

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  • FT
  • Penalty GoalGareth Anscombe
  • TRY!Darcy Graham
  • HT
  • TRY!Jonathan Davies
  • Penalty GoalGareth Anscombe
  • Penalty GoalFinn Russell
  • ConversionGareth Anscombe
  • TRY!Josh Adams
  • Penalty GoalFinn Russell
  • KO


Match Stats
Player Stats
Defenders beaten
Clean breaks
Turnovers conceded
Turnovers won
Missed tackles
Scotland T C P
15 Blair Kinghorn 0 0 0
14 Tommy Seymour 0 0 0
13 Nick Grigg 0 0 0
12 Peter Horne 0 0 0
11 Darcy Graham 1 0 0
10 Finn Russell 0 0 2
9 Ali Price 0 0 0
1 Allan Dell 0 0 0
2 Stuart McInally 0 0 0
3 WP Nel 0 0 0
4 Grant Gilchrist 0 0 0
5 Jonny Gray 0 0 0
6 Magnus Bradbury 0 0 0
7 Jamie Ritchie 0 0 0
8 Josh Strauss 0 0 0
16 Fraser Brown 0 0 0
17 Gordon Reid 0 0 0
18 Simon Berghan 0 0 0
19 Ben Toolis 0 0 0
20 Hamish Watson 0 0 0
21 Greig Laidlaw 0 0 0
22 Adam Hastings 0 0 0
23 Byron McGuigan 0 0 0
Wales T C P
15 Liam Williams 0 0 0
14 George North 0 0 0
13 Jonathan Davies 1 0 0
12 Hadleigh Parkes 0 0 0
11 Josh Adams 1 0 0
10 Gareth Anscombe 0 1 2
9 Gareth Davies 0 0 0
1 Rob Evans 0 0 0
2 Ken Owens 0 0 0
3 Tomas Francis 0 0 0
4 Adam Beard 0 0 0
5 Alun Wyn Jones 0 0 0
6 Josh Navidi 0 0 0
7 Justin Tipuric 0 0 0
8 Ross Moriarty 0 0 0
16 Elliot Dee 0 0 0
17 Nicky Smith 0 0 0
18 Dillon Lewis 0 0 0
19 Jake Ball 0 0 0
20 Aaron Wainwright 0 0 0
21 Aled Davies 0 0 0
22 Dan Biggar 0 0 0
23 Owen Watkin 0 0 0


Six Nations

5 Scotland 70 9
1 Wales 85 23
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  • Wales need one more win then to claim the Grand Slam – but they have to do it against Ireland in Cardiff next week. Scotland meanwhile head south to Twickenham to face England looking to salvage something from their campaign. Until then however, thank you for joining us – and have a good weekend!
  • Warren Gatland will be pleased, if not with the offensive efforts, then the defensive shift put in by his side. They were opened up once by Scotland and immediately responded with a gritty effort, with 160 tackles made to keep their hosts at bay.
  • FULL-TIME: Wales make it 13 Test wins in a row to take another step towards the Grand Slam as they run out victors in this Guinness Six Nations clash at Murrayfield! Josh Adams and Jonathan Davies got the tries in the first half to do the damage but it was their exceptional defensive effort in the second half that held off a rallying Scottish attack to earn the points. At full-time, it finishes Scotland 11-18 Wales.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Scotland 11-18 Wales. The three points are added as the clock ticks over into the red and Wales take the win in Edinburgh!
  • It's a penalty to the visitors who will opt to go for the posts to see this game out.
  • North puts Price into touch following a box kick and Wales are inside the Scotland 22.
  • Price gets penalised for taking the man out without the ball and Scotland are forced back to halfway. Time is running out for them to seal a comeback.
  • Wales put the ball out on the full however to place themselves back under pressure – and they respond again by not competing the line-out in order to push the Scottish maul back.
  • Great work from Wales as they win the turnover after 18 phases of Scottish attack.
  • The visitors opt not to contest the second line-out and as a result batter Scotland back towards the edge of the 22. The hosts remain in control and try to grind their way forward.
  • Scotland see their maul collapsed but win another penalty as a result. Alun Wyn Jones is called over for a talk by the referee over the Welsh discipline.
  • The referee brings play back following a dozen-plus phrases to give Scotland a penalty and they pump it into the left-hand corner for a line-out.
  • Superb play from Scotland! They're walking wounded but the hosts have got Wales backed up on their own line now as they ping the ball back left and right following a Watson break. 
  • Scotland have lost another player now, with Graham forced through injury. Laidlaw enters the fray and Price slips over to the wing to plug the gap.
  • End-to-end stuff as Adams boots a loose Scottish ball from halfway deep into home territory. The visitors play frantic stuff trying to get around the backpedalling defence – and then Adams again knocks on to end the chance.
  • Wales opt not to compete at the line-out in order to set their defence for the maul. Beard manages to get the ball to squirt out however and Scotland kick it dead in the confusion.
  • Penalty to Scotland again! Grigg kicks through the line, McGuigan chases and pins Parkes in possession to keep the centre from releasing. The hosts will have a line-out inside the opposition 22 again.
  • Russell just pulls the conversion wide, leaving the gap at four points.
  • Try
    TRY: Scotland 11-15 Wales. Darcy Graham, take a bow! Scotland are right back in this with a wonderful set-piece move. Off the back of a driving maul, Russel, Hastings and McGuigan combine to fly from left to right and put the winger over.
  • Scotland do now however work their way back downfield and will have a line-out inside the Welsh 22.
  • Great defensive work from Wales! Biggar lands a fantastic tackle and then Beard gets over to prevent the Scottish release, with the hosts penalised as a result. That could be the play that ends any hope of a comeback.
  • Wales manage to hold off the initial maul and then Scotland get over the line – but they are deemed to be held up and the hosts get a scrum.
  • Scotland pick up penalty advantage off the subsequent maul and opt to go for the line-out again.
  • Parkes is penalised for a high shot now and Scotland use the opportunity to land a line-out five metres off the Welsh line.
  • Liam Williams looks to have injured himself in the process of halting the break from Dell and Biggar is introduced to replace him.
  • Russell however pings a poor pass wide and it flies behind the winger into touch.
  • Dell makes a break for the hosts and that brings the crowd to their feet in Edinburgh. It's a lovely solo effort and it gives Scotland a foothold inside the Welsh 22.
  • Ritchie and Adams square off after the latter is pinged for a forward pass on a break down the left wing, and the referee comes in to separate the pair.
  • Murrayfield has fallen quiet since the end of the first half and the performance of the hosts is reflecting that so far. Scotland look to be running short on ideas.
  • Scotland kick proceedings back underway in Edinburgh for the second half.
  • Wales are the only unbeaten side in this year’s competition and have gone on to win the Grand Slam on each of the previous three occasions they have achieved such a feat.
  • HALF-TIME: It's been a clinical performance from Wales to make the most of their well-worked chances so far and they find themselves deservedly ahead at the break. Warren Gatland's side have stamped out any silly errors and have made the most of a Scottish side whose string of injuries has left them disjointed. The visitors look like they have one foot towards the Grand Slam; at half-time, it's Scotland 6-15 Wales.
  • After an initial reset, Wales get the ball out of the scrum, only for Adams to knock on, which triggers the sound of the half-time whistle.
  • It's a poor line-out from the hosts and Owens manages to win a five metre scrum out of it for Wales.
  • Anscombe hits the post! It's a poor kick though Wales almost capitalise after Parkes is first to the ball. They spread it wide to the left to find Adams but the winger is hauled into touch for a Scottish defensive line-out.
  • The line-out is sloppy and the visitors are pushed back at first – but they then win a penalty for an apparent illegal ball steal, which they opt to use for another shot at goal.
  • Wales pick up a penalty and thump it long downfield to earn themselves a line-out five metres away from the Scottish try line.
  • McGuigan looks set to be on for the rest of the game with Seymour confirmed to have suffered a rib injury. The number of early changes Scotland have been forced into could come back to haunt them the longer this game goes on.
  • Anscombe just pulls the conversion attempt wide to the left.
  • Try
    TRY: Scotland 6-15 Wales. Jonathan Davies is in on the left after a carefully controlled 20-phase-plus movement that saw the hosts initially cut open in the middle by a Parkes break. It's a lovely score, well-worked and hard-fought.
  • A Wales penalty and subsequent short line-out entrenches them inside the Scottish 22 and Ball leads a dozen-plus passage of phase play as they look to penetrate the wall of blue in front of them.
  • It's been an even encounter so far for the most part with little in the way of obvious attacking chances for either side. Scotland may have another concern however, with Kinghorn wavering at full-back.
  • PENALTY: Scotland 6-10 Wales. Anscombe makes no mistakes and the visitors stretch their lead back to four points again.
  • With play back underway, Wales pick up a penalty of their own and opt to go for the sticks too.
  • PENALTY: Scotland 6-7 Wales. Russell adds three more points and cuts the deficit.
  • A double change for Scotland as they point to the sticks for their penalty, with Ritchie back on for Watson and McGuigan forced on for Seymour, who is clutching his arm. Wales meanwhile introduce Ball in a blood change for Beard.
  • Graham brings Murrayfield to its feet with an electrifying break that nearly sees him slip to the try line. A dizzying exchange of passes follows as Scotland try to power their way through, and ultimately are awarded a penalty after Wales lay on at the tackle.
  • Wales concede a penalty now though after Alun Wyn Jones makes an illegal tackle looking to halt the Scottish advance near halfway.
  • Parkes strips the ball from Bradbury as Scotland look to encroach into Welsh territory and suddenly the hosts are on the back foot again, forced to pedal in reverse to their own 22.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: Scotland 3-7 Wales. Anscombe slots the extras over and makes it a four-point game.
  • Try
    TRY: Scotland 3-5 Wales. What a step by Josh Adams! The visitors strike back straight away with the winger making an excellent run down the left flank to coast in following some lovely phase play in midfield.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Scotland 3-0 Wales. The hosts nudge themselves in front following a successful kick by Russell on the back of a soft infringement by the Welsh defence.
  • Scotland are forced into an early HIA change with Watson on for a groggy Ritchie.
  • McInally concedes a cheap penalty however in attack for coming in high on Ken Owens in support and Wales are let off the hook.
  • Grigg is almost away down the left wing but sees an ankle tap trap him on the edge of the 22 out wide on the left. The partisan Scottish support are offering full-throated voice around the ground for this attack.
  • Oh, a shocker of an error from Davies! The wind plays havoc but the Welsh half-back pairing still fail to organise themselves to collect the drop-out and duly spill it. Scrum to Scotland.
  • Excellent early work from Liam Williams puts Adams away down the right wing following some phase play. Russell beats the grubber to the in-goal area though and touches down for a drop-out on the 22.
  • We are underway in this Guinness Six Nations clash between Scotland and Wales! The visitors pick up an early scrum following a handling error in the high winds swirling around Murrayfield.
  • The teams are out in Edinburgh for the national anthems.
  • Replacements: Elliot Dee, Nicky Smith, Dillon Lewis, Jake Ball, Aaron Wainwright, Aled Davies, Dan Biggar, Owen Watkin.
  • Wales: Liam Williams, George North, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams, Gareth Anscombe, Gareth Davies; Rob Evans, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Josh Navidi, Justic Tipuric, Ross Moriarty.
  • Replacements: Fraser Brown, Gordon Reid, Simon Berghan, Ben Toolis, Hamish Watson, Greig Laidlaw, Adam Hastings, Byron McGuigan.
  • Scotland: Blair Kinghorn, Tommy Seymour, Nick Grigg, Pete Horne, Darcy Graham, Finn Russell, Ali Price; Allan Dell, Stuart McInally, Willem Neil, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Magnus Bradbury, Jamie Ritchie, Josh Strauss.
  • Scottish captain Greig Laidlaw has paid the price for a lacklustre campaign with Stuart McInally taking on the armband as one of several changes for the home side. Wales make just one, with Adam Beard drafted into the second row for the injured Cory Hill.
  • For Gregor Townsend, he will hoping to inspire his nation to a 50th win in all competitions against their opponents, a feat only Ireland has previously achieved.
  • For Warren Gatland, his side will be looking to extend their record-breaking 12 Test unbeaten streak in Edinburgh and to avenge the loss they suffered on their previous visit in 2017.
  • It's first against fifth today as Wales travel to Scotland looking to take one step closer to a potential Grand Slam. The visitors lead the table by two points heading to Murrayfield to face a side who haven't won since week one – but they will know that theirs hosts will be no pushover.
  • Hello and welcome to today’s Guinness Six Nations live commentary. Check back closer to kick-off for minute-by-minute updates!

Live Match Centre – Scotland v Wales