LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Six Nations

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51

Thumb_scotland-ed Scotland

3
Kick-off local time : Sat, 15 March 2014 - 14h45
Kick-off : Sat, 15 March 2014 - 16h45
Venue : Cardiff
Referee : Jérôme Garcès
Match status : Result
  Wales Scotland
Tries Liam Williams (16min), Jamie Roberts (39min), Jamie Roberts (48min), and Toby Faletau (53min)
Penalties Dan Biggar (9min) and Dan Biggar (24min) Greig Laidlaw (4min)
Conversions Dan Biggar (17min), Dan Biggar (35min), Dan Biggar (40min), and Dan Biggar (49min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards Stuart Hogg (23min)
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

Cuthbert breaks away into the 22, and Rhodri Williams snipes around the fringes and makes some ground but a knock from Scotland on halts the momentum. Scrum to Wales and they concede a free kick for an early shove. Scotland have one more chance and Wilson break away but his pass finds no one and bounces into touch. That is FULL-TIME! The early red card to Stuart changed the game but Wales scored some brilliant tries, seven in total, and put some great rugby on show for the big crowd at the Millennium Stadium to end their Six Nations campaign on a high. Remember to stay with us as soon we will provide LIVE COMMENTARY of the big clash in Paris which sees France host Ireland in a match which will decide this year's Six Nations Champions.

78

Wales attack once more but Chris Cusiter intercepts a pass from Davies and Scotland earn a reprieve but it doesn't last long as Warburton is there to win the turnover

75

Hook adds the CONVERSION

74

TRY - Wales send it down the line and Hook chips it ahead just as he's about to be taken into touch and Rhodri Williams chases through to dive on the ball to grab the sevent try for Wales

73

Weir pops it into touch and it's a lineout to Scotland on the Welsh 10m line. Denton runs strongly once more, then Euan Murray has a charge, Ford bashes it up next as they make it into the Welsh 22. Denton once more as Scotland build the phases but after 20 phases Duncan Taylor kicks it away aimlessly and Tipuric break out but a scrappy pass goes into touch

69

Wales get some possession now but they don't use it very well as accidental obstruction halts their attack. Scrum to Scotland inside their own half and then win a penalty as Paul James collpases

67

Weir kicks to touch this time, 5m out. Wilson takes and they set up a maul and get marches back more than 10m towards the 22. Brilliant steal from Alun Wyn Jones and Wales hack it clear

65

Denton breaks out strongly and pops the offload to Dunbar but the attack fizzles out and it's a lineout to Wales, which Scotland win, just metres from the Welsh tryline. Ford goes close but it stopped, they go wide and the Scots have a great chance but Weir kicks it away! He tried to find Fife out wide but it sailed over the deadball line. They did have the advantage so it's a penalty to Scotland

62

Ford finds Denton who takes it superbly, but a knock on ensues from Alasdair Strokosch. Scrum to Wales 5m and we have to reset it. Free kick to Wales for an early push and Davies clears

59

Scotland get a chance after a Welsh knock on in their own 22. Scotland win a penalty at the scrum and choose to scrum again. Rhodri Jones is penalised for collapsing this time and Scotland will scrum again. Wales respond by replacing their entire front row. The ball is out and Weir runs it up, but Justin Tipuric doesn't realse the tackler and it's another penalty. Weir kicks to touch

54

Biggar's conversion attempt hits the upright

53

Weir clears but can only find touch on the 22. Wales take it quickly as it soon goes to North who charges up down the left. It goes right now and Warburton offloads and it get sends wide to Alun Wyn Jones who sends it wide to Faletau to canter over for a TRY

52

Wales are seemingly unstoppable now as they surge into the Scottish half once more. Biggar puts a grubber kick through and finds touch 5m from the Scottish line

49

Biggar adds the CONVERSION

48

Scotland win a penalty after Lydiate doesn'e release the tackled player. They kick to touch 5m out but Ross Ford's throw goes straight to Warburton and Wales launch a 95m attack that sees them score another TRY! Williams bursts away, beating a tackle and then sends an inside ball to Davies, who finds Faletau and the big number eight provides the try scoring pass to Roberts, who grabs his second

46

Scotland try to hit back now and Lawson runs strongly, breaking tackles. A lot of effort from Scotland but they can't breach the Wlesh defensive lines. Laidlaw snipes but doesn't get too far. 18 phases later the ball goes into touch

43

Biggar misses the tricky conversion from the left hand touchline

42

TRY - Straightaway Scotland win a penalty and Wales tap and go. It goes wide to Davies who puts North away in the corner. Too easy

41

Weir gets up underway in the second half!

40

Biggar adds the CONVERSION and that is HALF-TIME! The game was fairly even until Stuart Hogg's red card and since then Wales have dominated and are enjoying a lot of possession for their backs to express themselves and they have do so well. Scotland face an uphill battle to stem the flow of points with just 14 men. See you in 10 minutes for the second half.

39

Wales attack once more and now they have their TRY! It goes through the hands and a good ball from Roberts finds North who sends it to Davies and the outside centre passes an inside ball to Roberts who slides over to score. Terrific play from the Wales backs!

38

Wales attack but Max Evans intercepts but gets pulled down. Wales managed to turnover the ball and Biggar sends a clever grubber through for Jonathan Davies to chase, it's bouncing towards the tryline and Davies flyhacks it forward for Faletau who collects it and draws the last defender to send Davies over to score. We go upstairs to the TMO to check whether Faletau was in front of the kicker and he was - no try

35

Biggar adds the CONVERSION

34

TRY! And what a try from Wales! Liam Williams takes a highball out of the air around the halfway and breaks away down field, beats a few tackles before popping a great offload out of the tackle to the onrushing Phillips who draws the last defender and sends George North away to score the TRY!

32

Biggar boots it away from the 22 drop out and Denton runs it back. Warburton makes the tackle and doesn't release the tackler. Another penalty. Weir finds touch 15m out from the Welsh line. Gray catches and Scott Lawson gets it back and charges up. Matt Scott barges it up and is taken into touch 2m out

30

Weir produces a great kick to the corner and Wales will have the scrum from 7m out. Alun Wyn Jones takes it well and Phillips clears as far as Fife. The Scots run it back but Warburton puts his hands into the ruck and Laidlaw lines up a kick from 40m out and he misses once more

27

It's all going wrong for Scotland now as Alex Dunbar puts his clearnce kick out on the full from just outside his own 22. Phillips tries a chip and chase but his kick just bounces out into touch and Scotland can clear to get out their own half

24

Biggar gets back to his feet and lands the 45m PENALTY

23

Wales win a penalty from the scrum as the Scottish front is penalised for 'walking around' and wheeling the scrum after the hit. They setup the lineout but Lydaite tries to offload but knock it forward. Hogg kicks and chases. Biggar kicks it back but Hogg continues and follows through connecting with his shoulder to Biggar's chin. Referee Jérôme Garcès gives him a yellow card but after he sees the replay on the big screen he changes his mind and produces the RED CARD!

21

Ryan Wilson win the lineout ball and Matt Scott carries it up in midfield. David Denton runs well but then offloads to Dan Lydiate, but the hosts are very hospitable and give it right back as they knock on. They spread the ball through the hands but a forward pass from Max Evans to Dougie Fife halts their charge

19

Hogg puts in a superb tactical kick and finds touch 5m out from the Welsh tryline. Owens finds his jumper and Phillips can clear to touch on the 22

17

Biggar lands the tricky sideline CONVERSION

16

Wales clear and the visitors run it back at them but Alun Wyn Jones forces a penalty. Biggar kicks to touch in the Scottish 22. Jamie Roberts runs strongly, and then North does the same. Phillips snipes around the fringes but is caught just metres out. Ken Owens has a crack but is stopped. They send it wide and Biggar puts Liam Williams over in the corner for a TRY!

12

Wales attack again but Faletau slips on the slippery surface to halt the charge. Jim Hailton charges the ball down as Mike Phillips tries to clear. Alex Cuthbert cleans up but is forced to hold on. Laidlaw lines up the penalty from 30m on the angle and misses to the right hand side

9

A Scottish hand gets in the way and it's a scrum to Wales - the first of the day. The scrum collapses and Geoff Cross is penalised for a knee on the ground. Dan Biggar finds touch in the Scotland 22. Now it's Wales turn to build the phases as they look to force the opening as they recycle the ball. Biggar sends a wide ball towards George North but it flies into touch and the chance is lost. There was an advantage and Wales have the penalty. Biggar knocks over the simple PENALTY

6

Scotland secure the ball after the kickoff and Hogg dummies to kick and then makes a half break. Eventually Duncan Weir clears to touch

4

Scotland build the phases and dominate early possession and they win another penalty as Toby Faletau stray offside. Greig Laidlaw lines up the kick and lands the PENALTY

2

We are underway and immediately Scotland win a penalty when Wales don't release the ball at the breakdown. They kick for touch and find it in the 22.

0

Dan Biggar kicks off and we are underway!

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It's time for the National Anthems!

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The teams are making their way onto the field. Scotland are led out by Kelly Brown and Wales by Sam Warburton

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The roof of the Millennium Stadium is closed for today's game so we won't have any trouble with the weather but the field is notoriously slippery underfoot

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When these two teams met in Edinburgh last year, Wales were the victors by 28-18, while in the last meeting at this stadium in 2012, Wales won 27-13

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Scotland hasn't beaten Wales since 2007, with the Welsh winning the last six encounters between the two sides.

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Neither side can win the Six Nations title - and that will be a peculiar feeling for Wales after they won the previous two editions. Both sides will be looking to end their campaign on a high with Wales looking for their third win of the tournament and Scotland their second.

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Welcome to the Millennium Stadium, in Cardiff, for this final round Six Nations clash
Wales
Players
15 Leigh Halfpenny
14 Alex Cuthbert
13 Jonathan Davies
12 Jamie Roberts
11 Liam Williams
10 Dan Biggar
9 Rhys Webb
8 Toby Faletau
7 Sam Warburton
6 Dan Lydiate
5 Alun Wyn Jones
4 Jake Ball
3 Samson Lee
2 Scott Baldwin
1 Gethin Jenkins

Substitutes
23 Scott Williams
22 Rhys Priestland
21 Mike Phillips
20 James King
19 Luke Charteris
18 Rhodri Jones
17 Aaron Jarvis
16 Emyr Phillips
Scotland
Players
15 Stuart Hogg
14 Sean Maitland
13 Mark Bennett
12 Alex Dunbar
11 Tommy Seymour
10 Finn Russell
9 Greig Laidlaw
8 Adam Ashe
7 Blair Cowan
6 Robert Harley
5 Jonny Gray
4 Richie Gray
3 Euan Murray
2 Ross Ford
1 Alasdair Dickinson

Substitutes
24 Sean Lamont
23 Duncan Weir
22 Chris Cusiter
21 David Denton
20 Johnnie Beattie
18 Geoff Cross
17 Gordon Reid
16 Fraser Brown