Gatland on Wales' strength in depth We never spoke about the injuries and players being unavailable. Gatland on England I thought the draw was a great draw for us. Jones on a good result Everyone wants to start with a win.
The talking points Had five minutes to get your head around that one? A cracking performance and a great win. Stay tuned for live updates from the post-match press conference. They keep it tight and maul it. Scotland go across the field with one-out runners. Wales are holding firm on their own five metre line. But Peter Horne picks up from the base of a ruck and speeds over.
Gauzere just wants to check to see if Horne was onside when he played the ball. Not this time, the try is good and Russell converts. Shingler holds off two defenders and throws the softest of offloads to Navidi. He dives over and finishes brilliantly with one hand. Anscombe sends Alun Wyn Jones charging through a gap.
As Hogg comes in to make the tackle, Anscombe gets on his shoulder and the pass is perfect. Scotland defend it well, to be fair. Barclay gets in over the ball and finally gets a penalty. Russell boots it to touch around halfway but Scotland lose the lineout. Some lovely play from Wales out wide.
Anscombe involved, he links up with Navidi. The replacement fly-half throws a nice offload to Wyn Jones. He does well to gather and bundle his way over the line.
Penalty to Wales around halfway for playing the ball on the floor. Anscombe, on for Patchell, boots it down to the Scotland They take it right down to around two metres out before being dragged down. It comes back and Moriarty is hit hard. Patchell has a go himself. Evans flicks it on to Halfpenny and the full-back dives over for his second of the match. He gets up to convert it. Moriarty crashes it up the middle. Patchell is caught in possession slightly as it goes wide.
Bradley Davies carries and makes yards before Parkes and Evans carry the move on. The replacement second row is involved again. Nice attack from Wales. Patchell is causing problems on the near side and Steff Evans is doing work on the far side. Both are making yards. The fly-half dummies a switch with Adams and goes into the Ryan Wilson comes away with it and Hogg clears to just outside the Cory Hill makes a break from his own half.
He throws a dummy before feeding Parkes. The centre sends Josh Adams screaming down the touchline. The move carries on but Wales spill it. Scotland clear it and Wales come again. They get a penalty but Patchell misses touch. Wales win a penalty at the scrum. Patchell boots it down to around 15 metres out from the Scottish line.
Scott Williams tries a dink through but McGuigan covers to dab it down over his own line. Halfpenny bangs it over from 45 metres. Evans grubbers it back in field and Gareth Davies gathers it in the Scotland Barclay gives away a penalty and Halfpenny slots it. Easy work for the full-back. Second half kicks off Here we go then. What on earth is the next 40 minutes going to bring? Patchell gets us going. Half Time Matthew Southcombe. Wales Scotland Gareth Davies boots it off the field and I think everyone is thankful!
Time to catch a breath. As some predicted, Wales are playing like the Scarlets. Price tries to find Chris Harris from the scrum but the timing is off. Scotland go wide on the far side and Huw Jones puts a great kick in behind. Halfpenny scrambles across but the centre bundles him over his own line.
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Thanks for joining me this afternoon for Wales vs Scotland. Have a good weekend! As previous posts, you know the score. This is try of the match, for sure and it's without doubt the score of the game. It looks the correct decision. What an afternoon to savour for Leigh Halfpenny. Everything Scotland try isn't coming off.
A microcosm of how the game has gone. Scotland captain John Barclay plays the ball in the ruck. Wales get the second half started. Can they build on their lead? History suggests a Wales win though. This is a very tight affair.
Wales have taken their chances. Can Scotland get back into it? They have 40 minutes left to do so. Can Stuart Hogg inspire a Scottish comeback? Two tweets for you statisticians What a start from Wales! Two conversions from Halfpenny have made it It's the stuff of dreams for Warren Gatland, so far at least Wales full back Leigh Halfpenny nails the conversion to add the extras.
We're underway at the Principality Stadium. Scotland fly-half Finn Russell gets the match underway. The Six Nations has finally begun. The national anthems are underway. The atmosphere is bubbling nicely. Josh Adams, on debut, will be one to watch on the wing too. On home soil this is a game Wales simply have to win. After all, Scotland haven't won in the Welsh capital since Scotland scored 41 tries in - four more than England and 24 more than Wales.
History suggests Wales are favourites Scotland have never won an opening Six Nations fixture away from home, losing all nine. The tournament's curtain-raiser takes us to Cardiff as Wales host Scotland. We're just over 20 minutes away from kick-off. Share this article Share.
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