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Wales lost to Scotland 26:27 in the opening round of the Guinness Six Nations

Scotland Secures Nail-Biting Victory Over Wales 27-26 in Thrilling Six Nations Clash at Principality Stadium

In a rollercoaster Six Nations showdown at the Principality Stadium, Scotland managed to edge out Wales 27-26, clinging onto their lead despite a fierce comeback attempt from the home side. The visitors asserted their dominance early on, storming to a commanding 20-0 lead by halftime courtesy of tries from Pierre Schoeman and Duhan van der Merwe, alongside two penalties by Finn Russell. Wales, on the other hand, struggled to gain traction in a challenging first half.

The momentum continued in Scotland’s favor after the break, as van der Merwe surged through to extend their lead to 27 points. However, Wales found a spark with replacement scrum-half Tomos Williams, who injected new life into their attack. Tries from James Botham, Rio Dyer, Aaron Wainwright, and Alex Mann saw Wales mounting a remarkable comeback, bringing them within a single point of Scotland.

Despite Wales’ relentless efforts and a final surge to find the decisive score, Scotland remained resolute, holding on for their first victory in Cardiff in 22 years. The nail-biting encounter showcased the thrilling unpredictability of Six Nations rugby, leaving fans on the edge of their seats until the final whistle.




Winnett; Dyer, Watkin, Tompkins, Adams; Costelow, G Davies; Domachowski, Elias, Brown, D Jenkins (capt), Beard, Botham, Reffell, Wainwright.

Replacements: Dee, Mathias, Assiratti, Teddy Williams, Mann, Tomos Williams, I Lloyd, Grady


Rowe; Steyn, H Jones, Tuipulotu, Van der Merwe; Russell (capt), White; Schoeman, Turner, Z Fagerson, R Gray, Cummings, Crosbie, Ritchie, M Fagerson.

Replacements: Ashman, Hepburn, Millar-Mills, Skinner, Dempsey, G Horne, Healy, Redpath.

Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)

Man of the Mach: Aaron Wainwright (Wales)


Wales (0) 26
Try: Botham (48′), Dyer (53′), Wainwright (61′), Mann (68′)
Conversion: Lloyd (54′, 62′, 69′)
Scotland (20) 27

Try: Schoeman (11′), van der Merwe (30′, 43′)
Conversion: Russell (12′, 31′, 44′)
Penalty: Russell (7′, 23′)

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