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Wales v Scotland

John Inverdale presents live coverage of the opening Six Nations clash between Wales and Scotland from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.


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it, the louder Delilah gets, it is

so exciting.

I want to see Scotland

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score those tries we saw in the

autumn, it is fantastic. The

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execution and the accuracy. That is

what they need because they don't

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want any scrums, a few scrums as

possible because of the relative

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weakness in the front row. I am so

excited about seeing Scotland.

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The one thing, if you look at tries,

there has always been a French

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referee, you blow up and he will go

carry on, they are always great,

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open games.

These guys up front need

to do the job because they can turn

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it around, if the Scottish front row

get parity or just lose then it is a

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huge bonus because everyone expects

them to be dominated. If they take

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that away from Wales, they will be

thinking we are supposed to be

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dominating and it's not happening.

They will be right in the game.

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French referee, going forward,

generally you get penalties. It is

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big for Scotland to hold out.

Let's

talk about Wales and the coach

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Warren Gatland who has an

extraordinary record in the Six

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Nations. He had a brief period at

Ireland, this is his 51st match in

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charge during the Six Nations and

his win percentage is interesting. I

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am sure Stuart Lancaster if he's

watching Michael Oher that with a

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wry smile.

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wry smile. -- might read that with a

wry smile. One of the things for

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Warren Gatland is he has never lost

to Scotland.

Warren Gatland is the

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court shoe has changed everything!

-- is the coach who has changed

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everything!

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What a try! Wales very much on the

front foot. Hope for Wales.

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Williams! The most dramatic game.

Try, Shane Williams!

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The momentum grows for Wales.

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Gets Wales off to the perfect start.

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An Scotland's greatest talent is

sent off. Wales emphatic winners.

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Davies slips the tackle, might that

be the try? It is! All the way, what

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a try!

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You have a great record against

Scotland, in ten years at the helm,

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this time fly when you're having

fun?

It certainly does, it's a great

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championship, the best championship

in the world. Looking forward to

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today, hopefully it'll be a great

game. I think it is brilliant for

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the championship, the last couple of

years seeing a resurgence of

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Scottish rugby and they are a real

threat.

A lot of noise and hype

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around Scotland but Wales have

history on their side, what is the

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game plan Weston I think we want to

play with pace.

Scotland they talk

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about being organised chaos. Quick

taps and quick throws, we have to be

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positive in how we play. Both teams

have agreed for the roof to be shut

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and I think that's great.

In terms

of this side, we know there are ten

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Scarlets in there, is it difficult

to not play the Scarlets game can

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you put your own stamp on it?

I

think other teams are similar in

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their game plans. There are some

slight differences. A lot of things

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Scarlets do wells are quite similar

with as well. From an attacking

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strategy anyway. It's about

combinations and guys being Somalia

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with one another and bringing that

confidence -- and guys being

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familiar with one another.

He has

been a long time, how does he keep

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the players fresh and enthused?

I

think for the first game of the Six

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Nations that is pretty easy. He will

take a lot of pride in his record

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against Scotland and the fact he has

not lost to them. I think the front

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five will have a lot of emotion, you

will see that early on, they would

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like to scrum I think. You add into

that, a lot of teams play similar,

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it's just Scarlets do it best

arguably out of the regions.

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Scarlets boys, adding Jones and

Moriarty, and Josh Navidi in the

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pack to bring that physical balance,

I think Wales will play best of

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both. They will throw it around a

lot and they will be tight going

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after the Scottish front five.

An

interesting clip released this week

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about the Welsh rugby union which

sums up the Warren Gatland

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philosophy and more.

Families come

first. Keep reiterating that. Any

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issues you have got at home, any

problems, come and see us. Anything

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we can help you with to make sure we

have got those things right and

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things right off the field. If

things are right at home then

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hopefully we get the best out of

you. On the training pitch and as a

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performance point of view.

How much

is being an international coach

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about coaching a team and how much

is it about man management, Martin?

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It is important. I think he's a bit

different to Eddie

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It is important. I think he's a bit

different to Eddie, saying I will

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look after you, whereas Eddie says

you better play well or I will get

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rid of you. When guys have issues

off the field it says there are guys

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there to help them out because these

things are more important than

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rugby. But if you can treat that

atmosphere where you think the coach

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cares about you as a person it can

work. A lot of coaches are not like

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that, it's the other way round, they

are ruthless. But he is trying to

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foster something else.

He is very

thick skinned but he has had to be.

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When you coach Wales you have to

take everything that comes with it.

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He has copped flick on how they play

in the past. But he has managed the

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players well, the style of play they

did have, they have those big ball

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like Jamie Roberts, and physical

players, they play to suit the

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players they had. Now that is maybe

why they are trying to change the

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game. But I still think it's about

managing the game and it will be the

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Scarlets way or the Welsh way, it's

just a winning way. The Scarlets

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have built their success on their

line speed and aggressive tackling

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and I think that will be key to put

pressure on Finn Russell, especially

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if they are trying to run Peter

Ball, if the Scottish forward are

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going backwards.

One final point

where you can maybe I'll chip in,

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but if you look at the team sheet

you could say it's a pro 14 game

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between Scarlets and Glasgow which

is of oversimplifying it. What makes

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an international match so different?

From the Welsh perspective and I

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imagine it's the same for Scotland

at Murrayfield, to have 75,000

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people is a massive difference in in

intensity.

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intensity. Averaging 60-70,000

people per game in the Six Nations

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and you only play for your country

ten times a year maximum. You know

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every time you play could be the

last time you play for your country.

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That brings the extra 20% out.

It's

that bit faster and more intense and

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with extra pressure. In a club game

you might have a fraction of the

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second to think about the decision

and here you don't, you have to go

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on instinct. Rhys Patchell we have

seen him play outstanding for

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Scarlets but can he do it under this

pressure and intensity in this speed

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of match and if he can, fantastic.

It comes down to handling the

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pressure, you have more media in the

week, more people looking at you,

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more interviews and millions

watching on TV, can you handle all

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of that? Not just the game, the

build-up to it, can you cope with

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the pressure?

That is the thing,

pressure on and off the field,

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everything is quicker. If you think

you have time as a stand for

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full-back, the spaces closed down.

Everything happens so much faster

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and every mistake is magnified.

We

keep talking about Scarlets, ten of

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whom are in the starting line-up but

there is one in the starting line-up

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for Scotland as well and he is a

pretty important player.

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This is the first time you started a

Six Nations as captain, incredible

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to think how that came around

because you only came on as a

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second-half substitute against

Ireland last year, started against

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France and from that moment you have

led the team.

Yeah, I only started

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against France because someone got

injured. It's strange, before that,

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it's gone full circle, I was not

getting picked for a number of

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years. I guess that's the fickle

nature of sport. When I was not

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getting picked, you might find it

hard to believe but it wasn't too

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bad because I was out of the bubble

of Scottish rugby, I was in Wales

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and enjoying my rugby. I have a

young family and I was busy with

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that and I was quite young and

thought I had time on my site to get

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back on and I think you have to be

relatively philosophical about these

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things.

You have been in Wales for

five years now. Your kids have been

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born down there.

They speak Welsh.

Oh my goodness. That's a very

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tight-knit family affair down there.

But you as the Scotland captain when

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you play for Scarlets are also an

honorary Welshman?

Yes and that is

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what is special about playing for

them. We played Bath a couple of

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weeks ago and they were singing

flower of Scotland and I have been

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adopted by the people. It's quite a

small community but the people have

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really welcomed myself and my

family. It's a very special place,

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somewhere I always will hold dearly.

There is always a big Scarlets

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contingent in the Welsh squad, when

it comes to Scotland against Wales

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does that give you more of an

insight into how the players play?

A

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little bit I suppose. I know the

guys personally. There has been a

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bit of stick flying about the last

few weeks already after last year.

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Scotland break-out!

Playing against

some of my friends, it's going to be

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tricky. I am sure they will be

looking forward to playing against

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me.

What is the atmosphere like

within the Scotland setup, Gregor's

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first Six Nations, what is he

bringing to the side?

The mood is

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good. The whole thing about Gregor

and the other coaches is they try to

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make training harder than games,

make it more stressful, make it

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chaotic. They don't want it to be

comfortable.

Structured chaos.

It is

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chaos sometimes. If we are feeling

chaos we know the other team are

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feeling more chaos, we need to play

at that temple and push it on other

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teams and push their fitness and

that is why we try to make training

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as chaotic as we can which is means

we get to games and it's not as bad.

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Constantly challenging us and

bringing in new ideas. If we play

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how we did in the autumn, the hard

work you put in, as a player, you

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know it's worth the effort.

John

Barclay is through! The roar of

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celebration!

In terms of the

captaincy, does that mean you have

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to be more responsible towards all

your players are as there are... Is

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there still room for a Stuart Hogg

prank?

I knew I could not get an

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interview without being asked about

back! It's a long tournament, I am

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sure we'll have some fun over the

next eight weeks.

From the current

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captaincy of former captain on the

touchline.

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touchline.

Chris we keep talking

about how long it's been since

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Scotland last won in Cardiff, you

are part of that side, what are your

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memories?

2002, final game of the

championship so preparations were

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different, we had won on the road in

Rome, I remember staying at Celtic

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Manor we had to make sure that team

work was done quickly on the Friday

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because we had golf in the

afternoon! It was relaxed but

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worked, it got us in the right mood.

Slightly different preparation this

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time, how much will history have

been discussed this week between

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Gregor and the boys are does it not

matter?

You take parts of the

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culture from your history,

understand what you represent bit

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when comes in the field at about the

here and now. These players are in a

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good way selfish about their

training and determination to

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succeed, facing the opposition and

working on your own game.

The

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atmosphere is incredible and

building every moment closer to kick

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off, what is it about this place

because decent sides have come here

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and not being able to win, is this

place like a 16th man?

I was felt

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inspired to play here, it's

incredible. It is much pressure side

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as it is a boost but the away team

is coming here and you cannot

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control the crowd but you can

control your own performance. Keep

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your discipline on the right side of

the referee, you go a long way to

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silencing these crowd.

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Songs ringing around the

Principality Stadium and now we're

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getting parts of the bonny bonny

banks of Loch Lomond. A fantastic

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occasion, if not the greatest one of

the greatest stadiums in the world.

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15 minutes before anyone has won are

lost, 15 minutes to dream before the

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onset of reality.

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I find the Welsh to be incredibly

passionate and there is an

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expectation too. I have struggled

with that at time.

Scotland are

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really on the rise.

He scores!

The

weight of expectation going into the

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Six Nations.

Wearable Wales finish?

They will not win it.

Had you

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thought about the future?

Starting

the tournament in sensational style.

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As a coach, I hate losing.

Let's

spend the next ten minutes talking

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specifically about where this game

is going to be won are lost, in the

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front row a key element in the

number of Scottish absentees.

I

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think there are eight front row

injuries between prop and hooker.

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Scotland have struggled to cope with

that but Gordon Reid and Jon Welsh

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have been brought, Jon Welsh, 27

caps, he's not experienced

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internationally but he is playing

for Newcastle Falcons and playing

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well. If you pick a tight head in

the English premiership he can play.

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His sole responsibility is to lock

out the scrum and try to get a

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platform. Scrums in modern rugby can

have an impact, a massive impact but

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some days they do not. Scotland will

hope today is one of them. They will

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want to get the ball and get it out

and get the game going.

Those guys

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will know, they will not have had to

say it, but the whole team know

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these guys need to do their job. The

guys behind them, the second row,

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every scrummage you are scrummaging

for your life. If Wales get on top

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of you and the referee starts giving

penalties it can have massive

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impact. Ideally Scotland don't make

many mistakes and there are a few

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scrums, the walk off the field of

the win after having five scrums,

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but we see how that goes.

If the

general perception is Wales have the

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nudge in the front five what about

the back row?

Both teams can play in

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the backline. If I was playing for

Wales I would think as personal

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batters go this will be one of the

toughest games because John Barclay

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and Hamish Watson are two of the

best breakdown specialists in

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international rugby. Wales have got

Josh Navidi, they are more of a joke

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tackle emphasis but if Wales can

stop Hamish Watson and John Barclay

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getting on the ball then they have

got a great chance.

I like Hamish

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Watson as a player, I don't think

he's as big as the programme says,

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but he has spirit about him, he

carries the ball, you think somebody

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has him and he squirts out over the

gain line. If Scotland get their

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game going and get wide, Ali to see

him in wide channels.

Interesting

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selection in the Welsh back row,

Ross Moriarty playing despite barely

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picking up a ball this season.

I

think what they will tell him is you

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have 50 minutes, give it everything

you got, give him free rein, get

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your hands on the ball, put in big

shots and you have somebody in

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Justin Tipuric on the bench who you

know the impact he can bring. They

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would say to Ross, 50, 55 minutes of

everything you've got.

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everything you've got.

Wales have

gone for bulk in the back row, Josh

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Navidi. This is what they want to

do, smash Scotland up front. Then

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take it from there. That is where

game management comes in. Ross

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Moriarty played exceptionally well

against England, he was man of the

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match after, he gave everything. I

have no doubt that will be the same

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today.

A lot of injuries means Rhys

Patchell plays outside half for

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Wales. Big opportunity but the

kicking game will be key because if

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you kick the ball to Stuart Hogg

Heaven knows what happens.

He has

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played exceptionally well, last

season and this season, he has been

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playing comfortably at number ten,

he has all the Scarlets backline

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around him so he will be

comfortable. Because of his

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versatility he's been playing

full-back the last few weeks.

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Naughty step in and take on managing

the game is the big key. He's a bit

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raw, he tries things which are not

maybe all, and he cannot do that

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today, you have to let the game come

to him and wait for the

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opportunities.

Taking out that

famous Wales number ten shirt is a

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big step up for him, I think he's a

talented kid, he sees the Scarlets

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players around him, the cohesion and

understanding, that is good for him.

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He can play his natural game,

Hadleigh Parkes will come off them,

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Williams will come off him, him

against Finn Russell will be great.

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He's about six foot four. Massive.

For a stand-off especially. If

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nothing is on he will just take it

up.

You need help from the guys

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around you in that position. He's

got opportunities around him and at

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number nine, but don't force the

game, what will kill you in this is

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forcing the game and making that big

mistake. Play what is there and take

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it as it comes. Have a run. Nothing

better as a forward than senior

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number ten steam-roll their number

ten.

How much would he like Rhys

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Webb to be there?

I am not sure,

because they play together and he is

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sharp. If he has an opportunity he

is an amazing finisher. He is

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different Rhys Webb, if there is an

opportunity he is so dangerous to

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watch as a back row forward.

Is

Gareth Davies a good communicator to

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help these people?

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That is the one part of the game he

had criticism for.

Watching the his

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game this season, the latter part of

his game has developed, he is

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lightning, similar to Ali Price

which is why I think both sets of

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halfbacks are higher risk. Set up a

great game.

Tell us about the one

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non-scarlet in the back division,

Josh Adams.

What a finisher, I am

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not sure many people will have known

about him going back even six months

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but they are making a lot of noise

in the premiership, I believe 11

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tries for Worcester and given

towards the the bottom of the table,

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11 tries. Doing brilliantly. You

watch him score, seems like he's got

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a great left foot step. He was in

the same schoolboy team as Evans on

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the other wing so it's a great

story.

All the talk about his pace

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and finishing, you come in as a

debit and in a game like this

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Scotland will put a kick on him and

say, to be an international player

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you cannot have a weakness and they

will have a go. Put the ball in the

0:21:450:21:49

air, the Scottish wings are good

chasing.

That's what Scotland will

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do, they will try to pepper a kick

at Adams straightaway so it's good,

0:21:580:22:02

it would not surprise me off the

first line-out or set piece they get

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the ball in his hands and get the

nerves at the way.

Quick word on the

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Scottish backs which was in great

form, tell us about Chris Harris.

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His first cap in the autumn and

Gregor Townsend is impressed with

0:22:150:22:18

him. Playing at 13, tall, strong,

deceptively fast. What Gregor told

0:22:180:22:24

me yesterday is he likes the look of

him as a defender. He will be

0:22:240:22:29

challenging in that area. With all

the creativity around him, Huw Jones

0:22:290:22:33

inside him, he is

0:22:330:22:39

inside him, he is playing 12 first

Emperor Scotland but has played

0:22:400:22:41

regularly for Western province. He

is not out of position at all. Chris

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Harris can relax and play his

natural game at 13.

Almost time for

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the talking. So what do you think?

Jonathan?

I want to look at the

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first scrum and that will be a good

indicator. I just feel defensively

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Wales are very strong and have home

advantage. They will just sneak it I

0:23:010:23:05

think.

Andy?

If Scotland can get a

platform, we don't know how it will

0:23:050:23:13

go, but I think the confidence

Scotland have on the players they

0:23:130:23:16

have got on the form they are and I

think this is Scotland's time, they

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could win here for the first time

since 2002.

I will put my neck out

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and see Wales by seven, I think

whoever was playing at home would be

0:23:250:23:29

favourites south Wales.

I promised

Andy I would back him up, if

0:23:290:23:35

Scotland can establish the game and

not make too many mistakes, Scotland

0:23:350:23:39

want to play, it's an opportunity

for turnovers and scoring but if

0:23:390:23:44

Scotland do not win today when are

they going to come down here and

0:23:440:23:48

win?

Never underestimate the

enduring appeal of this magnificent

0:23:480:23:51

championship which dates back more

than a century. Spine tingling

0:23:510:23:56

stuff, here come the sides.

0:23:560:23:59

Rugby fans all over the world are

going to be watching and hoping

0:24:260:24:29

while they are having breakfast in

New York or dinner in Hong Kong or

0:24:290:24:33

bleary eyed down under. This is the

sport 's greatest annual showpiece

0:24:330:24:38

and it is pretended in Cardiff this

year. Chris Paterson and Martyn

0:24:380:24:42

Williams and Andrew Cotter will

describe chapter one after the

0:24:420:24:47

anthems. It's a long week from 16

Nations to the next but the waiting

0:24:470:24:52

is just about over -- it's a long

wait from one, Six Nations to the

0:24:520:24:57

next. But the waiting is just about

over.

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# O flower of Scotland

0:25:120:25:16

# When will we see your like again

0:25:160:25:23

# That fought and died for

0:25:230:25:27

# Your wee bit hill and glen

0:25:270:25:30

# And stood against him

0:25:300:25:34

# Proud Edward's army

0:25:340:25:38

# And sent him homeward

0:25:380:25:42

# Tae think again

0:25:420:25:46

# Those days are passed now

0:25:460:25:51

# And in the past they must remain

0:25:510:25:58

# But we can still rise now

0:25:580:26:02

# And be the nation again

0:26:020:26:05

# That stood against him

0:26:050:26:09

# Proud Edward's army

0:26:090:26:13

# And sent him homeward

0:26:130:26:17

# Tae think again. #

0:26:170:26:24

CHEERING

APPLAUSE

0:26:240:26:30

# Mae hen wlad fy nhadau

yn annwyl i mi

0:26:440:26:51

# Gwlad beirdd a chantorion,

enwogion o fri

0:26:540:27:02

# Ei gwrol ryfelwyr,

gwladgarwyr tra mad

0:27:040:27:12

# Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed

0:27:120:27:20

# Gwlad, gwlad

0:27:250:27:31

# Pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad

0:27:310:27:39

# Tra mor yn fur i'r bur hoff bau

0:27:390:27:46

# O bydded i'r heniaith barhau. #

0:27:490:27:57

CHEERING

APPLAUSE

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COMMENTATOR: Wherever you are from

there is something about the land of

0:28:090:28:14

my fathers in Cardiff, there are a

few sporting events to rival the Six

0:28:140:28:18

Nations every year. The unknown, the

uncertainty of an opening game

0:28:180:28:23

brings something extra. Much of

which due to the injuries suffered

0:28:230:28:26

by both of these sides today.

Certainly upfront Wales look

0:28:260:28:32

powerful, Rob Evans and Samson Lee

the props either side of one of the

0:28:320:28:36

best hookers in the game in Ken

Owens. Bradley Davies gets his first

0:28:360:28:40

Six Nations start. Ross Moriarty not

playing much of late but faith in

0:28:400:28:46

his ball carrying at number eight.

The backline for Wales is the

0:28:460:28:53

Scarlets plus one but a fascinating

blend of experience, Adams makes his

0:28:530:28:58

debut, flying in the premiership,

Hadleigh Parkes getting just his

0:28:580:29:04

second cap. Rhys Patchell starts at

fly-half outside Gareth Davies. If

0:29:040:29:10

Wales injuries come in the back line

the epicentre of Scotland's trouble

0:29:100:29:16

is upfront, nine men missing so the

call has gone to Jon Welsh of

0:29:160:29:20

Newcastle to anchor the scrum. Ben

Toolis wins the battle to partner

0:29:200:29:27

Jonny Gray at lock and Hamish Watson

and John Barclay in the back row and

0:29:270:29:33

experts at the turnover. The

backline is not without absentee is,

0:29:330:29:38

no Alex Dunbar or Duncan Taylor so

only a second cap for Chris Harris

0:29:380:29:42

today with Huw Jones moving to

inside centre, Glasgow team-mates

0:29:420:29:47

and flatmates Ali Price and Finn

Russell are the halfbacks. On the

0:29:470:29:51

bench good names in reserve for both

sides, Tomas Francis and Davies and

0:29:510:29:58

Justin Tipuric. Scotland experienced

names like Laidlaw and Gilchrist and

0:29:580:30:04

Maitland, Murray McCallum might have

the fire list of baptisms.

0:30:040:30:06

The referee is Pascal Gauzere, it is

an Anglo-French team of officials

0:30:090:30:16

today as the clock ticks down. The

best and worst of times for the

0:30:160:30:20

players but the waiting is over now

and the Six Nations is with us once

0:30:200:30:25

again and what a place to start and

it is Welsh captain Alun Wyn Jones

0:30:250:30:30

rising. An early touch for Gareth

Davies. Watched all the way by

0:30:300:30:42

Stuart Hogg, casually but out on the

full so they come all the way back.

0:30:420:30:47

Not the start Wales would have

wanted, fantastic start from Alun

0:30:470:30:50

Wyn Jones. Wales have kicked from

source and a poor start from Gareth

0:30:500:30:58

Davies.

Nerves from all players, the

line-out taken down by Toolis. An

0:30:580:31:03

early chance for this backline.

Russell delayed it, the trademark

0:31:030:31:09

delay and the lobbed pass but not

much for Tommy Seymour with three

0:31:090:31:14

red shirts quickly on him. Price has

another look and again it is Toolis

0:31:140:31:21

and Welsh. The ball was loose for a

moment but went backwards and Stuart

0:31:210:31:26

Hogg, always the danger.

0:31:260:31:31

Hogg, always the danger. Toolis and

Welsh linking up a couple of times

0:31:320:31:35

in the early exchanges. Spaced out

wide, Jonny Gray delaying and

0:31:350:31:41

carrying himself! He is rumbling on

to the line. He is stopped seven

0:31:410:31:47

metres short with a real opportunity

now. Watson bounces off his man.

0:31:470:31:53

Wales having to scramble back now.

Price goes the other way. He takes

0:31:530:32:01

it himself, Toolis tried to clear

out but Wales may have turned it

0:32:010:32:05

over and they get the penalty. Good

work eventually from the home side.

0:32:050:32:13

Ali Price has been penalised for

taking the space. Fantastic attack

0:32:130:32:17

from Scotland early on, Jonny Gray

finds himself in a huge amount of

0:32:170:32:24

space. Rhys Patchell is the last man

in defence, Wales only had one

0:32:240:32:29

player covering in the back field so

there was so much space to run into.

0:32:290:32:32

I think it was Navidi with the

crucial turnover.

Crucial turnover

0:32:320:32:37

and you don't want to see your nine

and ten on the edge of the defensive

0:32:370:32:41

line like they did there but good

scrambling and a crucial turnover

0:32:410:32:46

from Navidi in contact.

The kick to

touch is safe enough and Ken Owens

0:32:460:32:50

goes long and they could reach by

Alun Wyn Jones. -- a good reach.

0:32:500:33:01

Gareth Davies takes his time and

sends it long, taken down by Tommy

0:33:010:33:06

Seymour and he goes in deal to

Stuart Hogg who is almost through.

0:33:060:33:14

Scotland is trying again. McGuigan

off the wing. Jonny Gray onto Reid

0:33:140:33:24

and the loosehead makes a metre or

so.

0:33:240:33:30

Loud instructions from Pascal

Gauzere and Price with some

0:33:350:33:39

protection and send it to Rhys

Patchell. Patchell returns the

0:33:390:33:46

favour and Finn Russell waiting for

this one. He hurls it to the go to

0:33:460:33:51

man, Hogg, he saw some space but how

does it bounce? Not quite for Hogg

0:33:510:33:58

but for Halfpenny instead and the

full-back covers the danger from his

0:33:580:34:01

opposite number. Opportunity for

Wales and there is Josh Adams. The

0:34:010:34:11

first touch in international rugby.

Wales with plenty of men over but

0:34:110:34:19

they go the other way.

0:34:190:34:22

Davies barking instructions and the

scrum-half has a look. Now a little

0:34:290:34:35

bit of an overlap and an opportunity

for Steff Evans you get the flow to

0:34:350:34:41

Halfpenny but he cannot find his man

and it goes to McInally and he is

0:34:410:34:47

into the open! End to end and it is

Scotland coming forward. Bartley

0:34:470:34:54

carries. Moriarty felt that from the

scrum-half. -- Barclay carries.

0:34:540:35:04

scrum-half. -- Barclay carries. Hogg

trying to skip through once more.

0:35:070:35:11

Certainly so far it is high paced

stuff from both sides. The crowd

0:35:110:35:18

tries to lift Wales, Huw Jones with

a first touch.

There will be some

0:35:180:35:25

tired bodies here, this phrase has

gone on for a long time.

Still with

0:35:250:35:29

Scotland. A lazy chip and McGuigan

tries to tap it back to his captain

0:35:290:35:37

and John Barclay gathers. It is

still just there for Scotland.

0:35:370:35:44

Hamish Watson low to the ground and

hard to bring down. Russell to Huw

0:35:440:35:53

Jones with that acceleration trying

to go through. Jonny Gray playing

0:35:530:36:02

scrum-half and Russell uses the

referee as a decoy.

0:36:020:36:10

referee as a decoy. Price get ads,

and an interception and an

0:36:100:36:13

opportunity for Wales! It is Gareth

Davies! Can anybody catch him?

0:36:130:36:17

Davies for the corner, Harris cannot

get there and try for Wales! A gift

0:36:170:36:25

for Wales but so well taken by

Gareth Davies and Wales lead.

It

0:36:250:36:29

must have been almost four or five

minutes, the interception from

0:36:290:36:34

Gareth Davies. He has to work so

hard to get to the breakdown. And

0:36:340:36:41

when he looked up he had 60 or 70

metres to go. It was a delayed pass,

0:36:410:36:48

Finn Russell was not in position and

it became a foot race between babies

0:36:480:36:52

and Chris Harris.

As Chris said,

those couple of steps from Ali Price

0:36:520:36:57

before he released the ball --

between babies and Chris Harris. You

0:36:570:37:03

can see the lactic acid in his legs

in the last ten metres, such a

0:37:030:37:08

turning point. Great patience in

defence from Wales. Scotland seemed

0:37:080:37:13

in control but that is a huge fillip

for Wales.

It is already that kind

0:37:130:37:18

of game where you thought there

might be an interception or two.

0:37:180:37:24

Both sides attacking the space and

Gareth Davies taking advantage.

He

0:37:240:37:29

has a knack of scoring tries, a lot

of pressure with the injury to Rhys

0:37:290:37:34

Webb but he always delivers.

He is

in sensational form and he knows his

0:37:340:37:38

way to the try line. What a start.

Halfpenny to add two more. What a

0:37:380:37:45

sweet cake that is from Leigh

Halfpenny -- a sweet kick. Wales

0:37:450:37:54

have been up against it a bit in the

opening exchanges but they have the

0:37:540:37:57

first points.

A perfect secular.

Scotland were definitely on prop,

0:37:570:38:02

controlling the ball well. Big

momentum swing from Gareth Davies.

0:38:020:38:07

It is a gamble if he misses it but

it paid off.

The referee just

0:38:070:38:17

resetting the restart. Distance on

it from Finn Russell uncomfortably

0:38:170:38:25

taken by Moriarty. A chance to go

straight over Harris. Now some space

0:38:250:38:35

out wide again for Wales if they can

move it am looking out wide and on

0:38:350:38:39

goes and Hadleigh Parkes, back

infield and Wales just beginning to

0:38:390:38:46

gather a bit more momentum. And

through the gap again! Opportunity

0:38:460:38:50

with Shingler looking for support

and finding Cory Hill. Wales pouring

0:38:500:38:54

forward in numbers and Alun Wyn

Jones and they can't quite get

0:38:540:39:02

there. A wonderful move by Wales but

Steff Evans, just the final touch.

0:39:020:39:08

Brilliant, all from the kick-off. It

was great disguise and this time the

0:39:080:39:16

Scotland defence was all over the

place. A brilliant break and good

0:39:160:39:20

support from Cory Hill. I thought

only Wyn Jones -- Alun Wyn Jones was

0:39:200:39:27

in. That was almost impossible to

take for Steff Evans but brilliant

0:39:270:39:30

from Wales.

Scotland will be

frustrated with their defence. Very

0:39:300:39:36

narrow and it is giving Wales space

around the outside.

0:39:360:39:44

around the outside.

This is where a

lot of the talk was.

Scotland ball

0:39:450:39:51

but in this provision Wales will put

the squeeze on and a free kick to

0:39:510:39:55

Wales. They are talking about feeds

and I am wondering what the decision

0:39:550:39:59

is. Feed was not straight. That is a

big decision that they talked about

0:39:590:40:06

credible feeds now.

World rugby have

told all referees that is one of the

0:40:060:40:12

pointers, it does not have to be

straight down the middle but it has

0:40:120:40:16

to be fairly in the middle and that

is more like rugby league from Ali

0:40:160:40:20

Price. Such an obvious position for

Pascal Gauzere to make and a great

0:40:200:40:25

attacking opportunity for Wales.

So

many fans are critical of that area.

0:40:250:40:32

The first scrum has been pulled up

and rightly so and acute attacking

0:40:320:40:36

opportunity for Wales in centre

field. -- a huge attacking

0:40:360:40:41

opportunity.

0:40:410:40:46

opportunity.

Really interesting

scenario, Wales back themselves in

0:40:470:40:50

the scrum but this is a fantastic

opportunity for a backline as well.

0:40:500:40:56

We'll Wales release it or go for the

second Bush?

The key defender for

0:40:560:41:00

Scotland is Ali Price. He has to

linked with the rest of the backs if

0:41:000:41:06

it comes out.

Patchell sees the gap

and goes himself, just upended three

0:41:060:41:10

metres short.

0:41:100:41:16

metres short. Babies have a look and

he feeds Shingler and he is hurled

0:41:160:41:20

back --

0:41:200:41:21

. Davies had a look. It goes on to

Cory Hill and there is a gap out why

0:41:240:41:32

and Leigh Halfpenny is in! It is two

prize in 12 minutes for Wales! We

0:41:320:41:38

wondered how they would play. What a

start for the home side.

What a

0:41:380:41:46

start, fantastic patients from

Wales, it was scrappy from the back

0:41:460:41:49

of the scrum and Rhys Patchell

showed his threat. A great ball from

0:41:490:41:53

Cory Hill and a great finish from

Leigh Halfpenny.

38 games without

0:41:530:41:58

crossing the try line for Leigh

Halfpenny internationally.

Watch

0:41:580:42:04

this from Cory Hill, the pressure

was him and he releases it to Scott

0:42:040:42:09

Williams and then Halfpenny decide

he would take the space inside Barry

0:42:090:42:13

McGuigan and when you do that you

have to be committed and to finish

0:42:130:42:17

and he gets the ball under his

shoulder and goes over for the

0:42:170:42:21

second try. The pass from Cory Hill

allowed Wales to play the outside.

0:42:210:42:27

That is huge for Leigh Halfpenny, it

will do his confidence a world of

0:42:270:42:30

good. Has not played much rugby of

late,

0:42:300:42:33

good. Has not played much rugby of

late, a lot of talk about playing a

0:42:330:42:35

more attacking option at 15 so a

great try for him.

He would

0:42:350:42:42

more attacking option at 15 so a

great try for him.

He would have

0:42:420:42:42

been stung by the praise for Stuart

Hogg and at long run without a try

0:42:420:42:47

internationally but he has ended it

here as he tries to convert now.

0:42:470:42:55

here as he tries to convert now. Two

tries and two conversions, 14-0

0:42:560:43:00

Wales lead.

When Leigh Halfpenny

came on the scene first he was a

0:43:000:43:05

brilliant attacking player often on

the wing. He was almost in the Jason

0:43:050:43:10

Robinson rolled but he has become

safer as his career has gone on and

0:43:100:43:14

often looks to kick but I think he

is a wonderful attacking player and

0:43:140:43:17

it is great to see him scoring tries

again.

Scotland have to come from

0:43:170:43:23

some way behind and early in this

match. We talk about their attacking

0:43:230:43:29

prowess but defensive frailties

again perhaps exposed.

0:43:290:43:34

Taken down by Hogg. And Russell, to

nobody and an opportunity again for

0:43:360:43:43

Wales and it is Steff Evans. Huw

Jones trying to bring some sanity to

0:43:430:43:52

proceedings with Hamish Watson.

0:43:520:44:02

Scotland finding gaps and Finn

Russell is through this done and he

0:44:020:44:06

has support in Ali Price. He is

hurled down by Josh Adams. Gordon

0:44:060:44:13

Reid stumbles back to his feet and

finds Alun Wyn Jones in front of

0:44:130:44:17

him. And Russell over the top. And

the chase is on but Rhys Patchell is

0:44:170:44:30

there and he finds Halfpenny. No

touch finder again. Hogg eventually

0:44:300:44:39

sees a chance to chip and chase and

he has the exhilaration but not

0:44:390:44:43

quite the bounce and it goes to

Steff Evans. -- acceleration.

0:44:430:44:50

Back it comes to Patchell. Once more

the kick and once more Finn Russell

0:44:540:45:01

weights and a murmur from the crowd.

He ambles forward, a little stab but

0:45:010:45:08

it comes off Welsh feet to Ali Price

and then Maccarinelli. Off-loaded to

0:45:080:45:14

Jon Wells, Russell. -- Mackin Ali.

Huw Jones has support in Ali Price

0:45:140:45:23

but the pass does not quite find the

scrum-half soap Alun Wyn Jones gets

0:45:230:45:28

Wales going again with an

opportunity once more through

0:45:280:45:31

Shingler and support. Steff Evans

skipping infield again.

0:45:310:45:41

Short carry from Samson Lee.

Patchell. Deep to Parkes and then

0:45:500:46:00

Halfpenny and Ken Owens and Josh

Adams testing his pace against

0:46:000:46:06

McGuigan. It is a well-placed kick,

Russell in trouble but he gets

0:46:060:46:12

himself out of it so well. Hogg

comes forward and his spiralling

0:46:120:46:19

kick gets good distance.

There are a

few forwards out there saying, thank

0:46:190:46:25

God that has gone off the park

because it is breathless! It is

0:46:250:46:30

frantic and loose. I don't Wales

might look to put the ball off the

0:46:300:46:36

park when they kick but they seem

happy to keep it on and put Hogg

0:46:360:46:39

under pressure. Great first kick

from Josh Adams to settle his nerves

0:46:390:46:45

but such a frantic game and we're

off again.

McGuigan waiting for this

0:46:450:46:51

one and he puts it long and Rhys

Patchell as does ball gathering in

0:46:510:46:56

this match so far. He gives it to

Halfpenny who sees a couple of

0:46:560:47:02

forward but Mackin Ali gets to him

and Patchell picks up and goes. Then

0:47:020:47:09

the wristy pass to Samson Lee but

good hands from the tight head prop

0:47:090:47:12

although there was a little knock-on

-- risky pass.

I think Samson Lee

0:47:120:47:21

tried to turn into a Fujian and put

it through his legs -- Fijian.

What

0:47:210:47:28

a great

0:47:280:47:29

it through his legs -- Fijian.

What

a great advert it is. Greg

0:47:290:47:31

it through his legs -- Fijian.

What

a great advert it is. Greg

0:47:310:47:31

what a start it is.

I don't think

Greg Downes and is necessarily

0:47:350:47:41

thinking great advert! -- Gregor

Townsend.

Maybe not but he will

0:47:410:47:47

believe in what they are doing.

Wales have chosen to counterattack

0:47:470:47:52

and soul have Scotland so it is

great to watch.

Ali Price, his

0:47:520:47:59

incredible feed gave Wales the

platform for one of the tries macro.

0:47:590:48:04

That is interesting to keep an eye

on, the feed that was penalised, not

0:48:040:48:08

just in this game but the Six

Nations.

The theme is something for

0:48:080:48:17

the referees, also gaps in the

line-out. This is the bread and

0:48:170:48:20

butter for the fancy stuff. This is

where those six in the front row

0:48:200:48:29

earned their money. A big scrum for

Scotland.

They have been stunned by

0:48:290:48:34

those two tries but can they

respond? Gareth Davies shouting at

0:48:340:48:41

the delay from Ali Price. Russell to

Huw Jones and he takes it on the lip

0:48:410:48:47

and pokes it into the corner. -- on

the loop. It will be Welsh ball but

0:48:470:48:56

only five metres from their line.

Not a bad outcome for Scotland.

0:48:560:49:02

Because Scotland put two attacking

players to the left of the scrum

0:49:020:49:05

Wales had to match up. It allowed

some space for the attacking kick

0:49:050:49:10

through but it was a bit too happy.

That is loose and pressure on Ken

0:49:100:49:16

Owens.

0:49:160:49:21

Owens. Patchell gathering himself

for a kick and he gets it away and

0:49:230:49:29

get good distance. Tommy Seymour

takes it in and gives it to Stuart

0:49:290:49:32

Hogg. Now McGuigan.

0:49:320:49:38

Hogg. Now McGuigan. Some confusion

there from McGuigan but still with

0:49:400:49:42

Scotland and Huw Jones. Beyond Chris

Harris. And a little knock-on so

0:49:420:49:49

Wales scrum.

It was a sloppy

line-out from Wales put a fantastic

0:49:490:49:55

kick from Patchell and Alun Wyn

Jones, his workrate, covering the

0:49:550:49:59

inside shoulder up Hadleigh Parkes,

superb work to nullify the

0:49:590:50:03

counterattack.

0:50:030:50:06

A few instructions from Pascal

Gauzere to Gareth Davies. Warren

0:50:090:50:14

Gatland has never lost to Scotland

in ten years of charge of Wales.

0:50:140:50:19

Incredible record.

0:50:190:50:26

It certainly looks as if his players

have a freedom to play this

0:50:260:50:29

afternoon. Neil Jenkins passing on

the messages from the coaching box,

0:50:290:50:34

a lot of experience there for Rhys

Patchell toe work with, one of the

0:50:340:50:41

Masters. Alaves ticks have been kept

in play -- all of his kicks.

I

0:50:410:50:48

thought they might slow it down and

put it off the park and control the

0:50:480:50:52

tempo but they have given it to

Scotland and said, come on, let's

0:50:520:50:55

see what you've got.

Do you think

they're doing that because they know

0:50:550:51:02

Scotland will counterattack Kostyuk

it is always a theme with Gatland,

0:51:020:51:05

he will back the Welsh team's

fitness.

0:51:050:51:13

Step side. To explain that, Wales

have been penalised now.

Now the

0:51:130:51:23

laws have changed, the hogger must

strike the ball and as soon as he

0:51:230:51:27

takes his foot off the turf it is an

advantage to the other side soda

0:51:270:51:31

balance that out, your left shoulder

is allowed to align to the middle of

0:51:310:51:36

the scrum but you must put it in

straight so the advantage is that

0:51:360:51:40

you get a shoulder's with to your

site but it must be straight.

There

0:51:400:51:44

might be other international

scrum-halves watching is getting

0:51:440:51:47

nervous.

I have seen less straight

than that go unpunished. You must

0:51:470:51:55

put in from the left shoulder.

No

excuses for the rest of the match!

0:51:550:52:01

Pascal Gauzere has laid his

foundations.

Just as they reset it,

0:52:010:52:07

we might see a few more against the

head.

You were early and you don't

0:52:070:52:14

take the hit.

Interesting that the

option from the free kick is to take

0:52:140:52:21

another scrum. I think the

assumption was that it was happening

0:52:210:52:24

you might tap and go quickly but I

think everybody just wants a

0:52:240:52:28

breather!

The backs can have one,

the front row can't have one here.

0:52:280:52:34

The view of the angles of the front

rows. Barely in the scrum and picked

0:52:340:52:42

up by two pre-visit to McGuigan. The

hit comes in -- picked up by Cornell

0:52:420:52:50

du Preez.

0:52:500:52:54

Scotland slowing things down a

little bit. The second row partners

0:52:570:53:02

carry it in. Mackin Ali, the lively

hooker --

0:53:020:53:08

McInally. That is secured by Cory

Hill, Wales with opportunity again.

0:53:110:53:20

A bit messy from Scotland. Rhys

Patchell stabs it on and a chase for

0:53:200:53:25

Steff Evans against Tommy Seymour.

He waits for it to sit up and he has

0:53:250:53:30

it now.

0:53:300:53:35

it now. They are trying to hold him

up but Seymour and friends go to

0:53:360:53:39

ground and scrum is given to Wales.

Brilliant work from Tommy Seymour

0:53:390:53:44

initially put great work from Steff

Evans, good discipline not to fall

0:53:440:53:47

on him also Josh Navidi get hold of

him to cause the maul also all came

0:53:470:53:53

from a trademark Scott Williams

strip on the far side.

He is a good

0:53:530:53:59

defender. That is an example of

defenders working together. Steff

0:53:590:54:05

Evans is holding up Tommy Seymour,

Josh Navidi does not try to pull

0:54:050:54:09

them down, he creates the maul with

Aaron Shingler as well. Good

0:54:090:54:15

defence, a good kick and chase.

0:54:150:54:19

Aaron Shingler as well. Good

defence, a good kick and chase.

The

0:54:190:54:21

associate defence with fast line

speed but it is if they are treading

0:54:210:54:24

water and

0:54:240:54:24

speed but it is if they are treading

water and letting Scotland develop

0:54:240:54:25

the attacking play in front of them

and snuffing it out.

Wales scrum on

0:54:250:54:29

halfway.

0:54:290:54:34

halfway. Ali Price's turn to issue a

plaintiff cries.

0:54:340:54:43

plaintiff cries. Moriarty to Davis

and deeper it goes and that is Josh

0:54:440:54:47

Adams.

0:54:470:54:48

And Scotland have the penalty this

time.

Entry by red.

And holding on

0:54:520:55:02

in the tackle. Muscle wasting no

time in sending it long but he has

0:55:020:55:08

not make touch and a penalty is

wasted by the Scottish fly half.

0:55:080:55:17

wasted by the Scottish fly half. It

has been a casual game so far from

0:55:170:55:19

Finn Russell. Over the head of Leigh

Halfpenny and that is a beautiful

0:55:190:55:24

touch finder.

Nothing casual about

that. Leigh Halfpenny would have

0:55:240:55:29

thought he was in a perfect position

but a wonderful kick from Finn

0:55:290:55:33

Russell.

All of the best fly-halves

live on the edge and will make

0:55:330:55:36

mistakes. They are willing to take

chances and are on the gain line.

0:55:360:55:41

Wales with a quick and shortened

line-out.

0:55:410:55:47

Patchell waiting to get Wales out of

their 22.

Keeping it on the park

0:55:500:55:56

again.

Hogg.

0:55:560:56:04

again.

Hogg. Just spinning his way

past Cory Hill. Russell. The delays

0:56:060:56:11

again and Geri Buckley finds

Seymour. -- John Barclay.

0:56:110:56:18

Russell again to Huw Jones who looks

for Harris who takes the hit from

0:56:270:56:33

Josh Adams. Harris did well.

0:56:330:56:41

Josh Adams. Harris did well. Jonny

Gray smuggled into Gordon Reid and

0:56:410:56:44

now Hamish Watson into Shingler and

Navidi. Still with Scotland but not

0:56:440:56:51

much ground made. Russell delayed

again and looking for McInally but a

0:56:510:56:58

knock-on and a Wales scrum.

Turnovers are hurting Scotland.

0:56:580:57:03

Outside of the tries of the game is

pretty even, obviously the

0:57:030:57:08

scoreboard is most important, but

most of the game has been played in

0:57:080:57:11

this middle third with Scotland

having good attacks but being turned

0:57:110:57:14

over to often. Martyn is right, the

pressure is coming from intensity in

0:57:140:57:20

the

0:57:200:57:20

pressure is coming from intensity in

the tackle and not the line speed.

0:57:200:57:23

Scotland can't get over the

advantages like to stress the

0:57:230:57:26

defence.

Scotland with slightly more

possession. And territory, you can

0:57:260:57:31

see the action areas, a lot between

halfway and the Welsh ten metre

0:57:310:57:37

see the action areas, a lot between

halfway and the Welsh ten metre

0:57:370:57:37

line.

We have seen those statistics

for so long with Gatland in charge

0:57:370:57:41

of Wales, they don't have great

possession. They depend for their

0:57:410:57:46

lives and I really organised.

These

were the tries, interception for

0:57:460:57:52

Gareth Davies.

Finn Russell had

carried a lot and he was not in the

0:57:520:57:55

number ten position. Ali Price took

a double checked and that was enough

0:57:550:58:01

time to let Gareth Davies get it.

That was Leigh Halfpenny finishing

0:58:010:58:05

another flowing move with a good

attack from the Welsh.

It looked

0:58:050:58:11

like Warren Gatland was searching

for a high five! Edwards and Howley

0:58:110:58:15

just ignored him!

0:58:150:58:18

Rob Evans has been told to show the

inside shoulder to Pascal Gauzere.

0:58:200:58:26

No sign of the dominance in the

scrum, it has been fairly even.

0:58:260:58:33

Although there are injuries in the

front row, Jon Welsh and Gordon Reid

0:58:330:58:39

are both experienced scrummagers.

Wales ball. The feed is fine.

0:58:390:58:51

Wales ball. The feed is fine. Wales

happy to take possession and

0:58:510:58:53

Patchell again poking it over the

head of McGuigan and it was

0:58:530:58:57

beautifully placed an almost worked

so well for Josh Adams.

What an

0:58:570:59:02

outstanding kick. Not quite the

outcome Wales were looking for but

0:59:020:59:06

for Rhys Patchell to do that, the

thumbs up, just the bounce of the

0:59:060:59:10

ball away. He realised that McGuigan

was just a bit too flat. Half a

0:59:100:59:15

metre away from maybe a third try.

He has looked

0:59:150:59:21

metre away from maybe a third try.

He has looked comfortable, Rhys

0:59:210:59:24

Patchell, I know he plays a lot

0:59:240:59:26

He has looked comfortable, Rhys

Patchell, I know he plays a lot at

0:59:260:59:27

full-back but initially a number

ten.

He is an outstanding talent and

0:59:270:59:30

he has controlled the game well so

far for Wales.

0:59:300:59:37

Looking for Toolis and just about

finds the Australian-born lock.

0:59:370:59:42

McGuigan does well to slap a side

Alun Wyn Jones. Shingler wonders

0:59:420:59:48

forward.

0:59:480:59:55

Advantage Scotland. Samson Lee and

Cory Hill offside for Wales. They

1:00:031:00:06

will come back from the penalty I

think. And they do, good take from

1:00:061:00:13

Josh Adams but Scotland's ball.

Frustrating for Warren Gatland.

1:00:131:00:19

Scotland under a lot of pressure, a

lot of bodies in and around the ball

1:00:191:00:22

and you give away a penalty for

being a bit overeager at the

1:00:221:00:26

breakdown.

It is another one that

referees have been told to look out

1:00:261:00:31

for, make sure they are right behind

the back foot and it such a soft

1:00:311:00:34

penalty. Little bit of tiredness,

little bit of laziness.

Finn Russell

1:00:341:00:42

this time making no mistake with

finding touch from the penalty.

1:00:421:00:50

Scotland moving forward into the

well shaft, long, not straight

1:00:501:00:54

enough, wasted again. McInally looks

to the ground.

Wales are putting men

1:00:541:01:03

up in the air, the last line-up,

Schindler getting up to the ball. --

1:01:031:01:09

Shingler. At the moment Scotland are

not getting the fundamentals right.

1:01:091:01:17

That is the beauty of having someone

like Shingler in the back row, great

1:01:171:01:21

option in attack and defence. Making

Scotland throw to the tale.

1:01:211:01:32

Stay! Stay up!

1:01:361:01:44

It's good says the referee, Davies

picks and gives to Adams, kick chase

1:01:461:01:50

down himself. Bit of space but it

sets up nicely for Stewart Hogg.

1:01:501:01:56

Thumps it downfield towards

Patchell. Patchell into Berkley and

1:01:561:02:05

Gray. Josh Navidi powerful figure on

the flank for Wales. Carried by

1:02:051:02:17

Williams. Alun Wyn Jones weights.

They off-load is so quick.

1:02:171:02:28

They off-load is so quick. Evans was

there. Patchell gives it to Samson

1:02:291:02:31

Lee, love away from the prop and

carried by Moriarty. Penalty to

1:02:311:02:37

Scotland.

1:02:371:02:42

Scotland.

Huw Jones gets himself

over the top of the ball, Finn

1:02:441:02:47

Russell looks like he will try to go

quickly again.

Good touch finder

1:02:471:02:52

again this time, deep into the 22.

We were all enjoying Samson Lee's

1:02:521:02:57

moment.

Wonderful piece of skill,

under pressure, through the hands

1:02:571:03:02

quickly. That is the first one and

they did it again but the problem

1:03:021:03:07

is, the receiver Ross Moriarty is

isolated because he's broken the

1:03:071:03:11

line and Samson Lee has been taken

out but take a bow, wonderful pass.

1:03:111:03:17

Opportunity for Scotland as Toolis

takes it down and they try to get

1:03:171:03:24

all going, we have not seen one of

them make any great grounds but

1:03:241:03:29

Scotland did very well against

Australia and New Zealand with the

1:03:291:03:35

maul. Onto McGuigan. Penalty Wales.

At the moment the Scottish

1:03:351:03:50

midfielder getting no change out of

Williams or Parkes. Holding and

1:03:501:03:56

holding and running into brick

walls. Good tackle from Rhys

1:03:561:04:01

Patchell. Batman Josh Navidi. Sam

Warburton mentioned him before the

1:04:011:04:07

game, probably the only out and out

tackler in the Welsh game and he's

1:04:071:04:11

been superb.

It is impossible to get

someone like that off the ball.

1:04:111:04:17

Prevention from Scotland's point of

view becomes key, you cannot let him

1:04:171:04:20

get over the ball. Fight hard in the

contact or move the ball and extra

1:04:201:04:24

pass.

It is what is before that, the

defensive line, not allowing

1:04:241:04:29

Scotland to get over the defensive

line makes it so much easier for

1:04:291:04:32

Navidi.

Ken Owens finds his man,

Shingler. Gaps appearing once again.

1:04:321:04:40

Hadleigh Parkes into space.

1:04:401:04:45

Hadleigh Parkes into space. Divas

ships the direction of attack and

1:04:471:04:49

Steff Evans loses his man, cannot

quite get the ball to the flanker.

1:04:491:05:00

Quickly taken, Stuart Hogg with the

huge boot of his. Steff Evans having

1:05:001:05:05

to get back there. Bouncing point on

point all the way. Steff Evans had

1:05:051:05:10

to give at the hurry up, thought it

was finding touch. Hogg Jason Day

1:05:101:05:15

down. Could return from Evans.

Seymour infield to Finn Russell.

1:05:151:05:21

Russell towards Halfpenny. Calls for

the mark. Quite often set in games

1:05:211:05:30

but you sense the next score, if

Wales score another, it seems a

1:05:301:05:36

mountain to climb but if Scotland

score it could be an even contest.

1:05:361:05:39

Get the feeling there are tries out

there. You said earlier, there will

1:05:391:05:47

be tries, the way teams are trying

to play, mistakes made, more

1:05:471:05:51

attacking ambition.

Seymour goes one

way, then into the other, then over

1:05:511:05:56

the top of Steff Evans. Toolis

bumping into Evans.

1:05:561:06:07

bumping into Evans. McGuigan, out to

Huw Jones who can harass outside.

1:06:071:06:10

Chipset forward and back goes

Halfpenny. Halfpenny under pressure

1:06:101:06:15

and carried over by a Huw Jones so

Scotland have the scrum five metres

1:06:151:06:19

out.

It's a good weapon, the

attacking kick when it is as

1:06:191:06:24

accurate and well chaste as that.

Makes a Leigh Halfpenny have to deal

1:06:241:06:27

with it. Worked really hard, does

well.

1:06:271:06:34

well. It's an opportunity for

Scotland just five minutes before

1:06:361:06:42

half-time. This is a big moment in

the match I feel.

Ken Owens has just

1:06:421:06:47

taken a me. -- me.

1:06:471:06:55

Jonny Gray on the edge, it is an

area, if they can manipulate the

1:06:571:07:06

inside defence they can get outside

of Wales.

Nothing really between the

1:07:061:07:13

scrum is so far.

1:07:131:07:15

What do Scotland have planned? Ali

Price will be very aware the feed

1:07:201:07:24

has to be good. Under the watchful

eye of the referee.

1:07:241:07:36

eye of the referee. Ruck solid scrum

at the moment. Ali Price now,

1:07:361:07:40

looking and gives it on. Harris

spilling it, did it go forward? Yes

1:07:401:07:46

it did. Not quite his debut just 20

minutes against Samoa, feeling the

1:07:461:07:51

tension and the nerves.

It's that

turnover again, any time Scotland

1:07:511:07:58

have applied serious pressure

whether it's from a line break or a

1:07:581:08:01

set piece attack very quickly it has

ended up in a turnover. Two flats to

1:08:011:08:08

the line, has to hold his depth.

Even if Chris Harris takes that ball

1:08:081:08:12

he is under huge pressure. The ball

out the back using Harris as a decoy

1:08:121:08:17

or holding depth and be more direct.

Everybody talked about the losses to

1:08:171:08:22

the front row, but players out in

midfield. Significant losses.

Stay

1:08:221:08:30

up!

Moriarty holds. Wales trying to

run from deep. Hadleigh Parkes

1:08:301:08:39

chipping for Adams to hand down.

Huge distance on that kick and what

1:08:391:08:43

a kick it is.

That's about as good

as it gets. Rhys Patchell could've

1:08:431:08:50

kept hold of the ball and gone but

what a decision from Hadleigh Parkes

1:08:501:08:54

and what execution.

They have seen

themselves, over from New Zealand to

1:08:541:09:02

watch Hadleigh Parkes win his second

cap. He's just seen them. Very proud

1:09:021:09:07

parents. What a debut he had against

South Africa.

Superb player, he's

1:09:071:09:13

been a fantastic signing from the

Scarlets.

1:09:131:09:20

Scarlets.

The throw is long from

McInally, Scotland not having a

1:09:221:09:25

great time at the line-out. From

that attacking scrum five metres

1:09:251:09:31

from the Welsh line they now find

themselves with three minutes

1:09:311:09:36

remaining in this first-half.

Stay,

three.

1:09:361:09:41

Half charged down into touch, it

will be Scotland's line-out.

You

1:09:481:09:52

could hear a Welsh boy seeing no

easy outs on the referee microphone.

1:09:521:10:00

Don't give Scotland an easy exit or

any chance, keep applying the

1:10:001:10:04

pressure.

McInally will be feeling

the tension. The pressure comes in

1:10:041:10:11

on Toolis again from Cory Hill but

Scotland secure the ball.

That is

1:10:111:10:17

good from Scotland, they needed

that.

Penalty Scotland.

1:10:171:10:29

There is the easy out. Alan when

doing what he does best, releasing

1:10:291:10:38

the bind and coming in. Did not want

to give Scotland that.

Excellent

1:10:381:10:48

kick from Scotland. As leaders and

senior players in the Scotland

1:10:481:10:52

ranks, you are always targeting

points but specifically before

1:10:521:10:55

half-time from this line-out,

whether it is three, 57 need to get

1:10:551:11:00

something on the board.

A lot of the

confidence Scotland built up in

1:11:001:11:04

November will have been rocked in

this first-half, can they find

1:11:041:11:07

something in this final two minutes.

McGuigan coming in off the left wing

1:11:071:11:13

again. The ball lost forward by

Scotland once again. Scotland being

1:11:131:11:18

undone by their own mistakes with

the minutes to go.

Scotland are

1:11:181:11:24

making mistakes but Scott Williams

has been superb in defence. Such a

1:11:241:11:28

difficult position to defend and

he's martial that. Let the play

1:11:281:11:35

develop anti-stripping the ball in

the tackle.

Scotland allowing

1:11:351:11:41

Williams to let the play develop,

all of their place trying to affect

1:11:411:11:45

the outside area, two relatively

experienced

1:11:451:11:53

experienced wingers.

1:11:561:12:03

That is fine as is the touch judge

on this nearside. I think he was in

1:12:071:12:15

the shadow of a referee and knew it.

Gives it flats is the referee, to

1:12:151:12:21

Halfpenny. Williams with the carry.

The clock is red. Wales see it out.

1:12:211:12:30

What a first-half, what an

impressive first half, taking their

1:12:301:12:33

chances, Wales.

Scotland had more

possession but Gareth Davies scored

1:12:331:12:38

the first try after a huge piece of

play. Scotland have to look after

1:12:381:12:44

the ball better in the second half.

Gareth Davies and Leigh Halfpenny

1:12:441:12:49

with the tries. 14-0 at half-time.

1:12:491:12:57

Few guarantees in sport but one is

that Wales against Scotland will

1:12:591:13:03

always be hugely entertaining and on

occasion almost shambolic way

1:13:031:13:06

chaotic. But the end result is that

Wales are 14 points to the good, we

1:13:061:13:13

have only had two tries but we could

have had half a dozen. It has been

1:13:131:13:19

compelling stuff. Martin Johnson you

must come to the Six Nations more

1:13:191:13:24

often.

Amazing, the first 20 minutes

was wild West. Both teams thinking

1:13:241:13:30

we will just have a go. Hell of a

start.

Possession for Scotland, so

1:13:301:13:40

lateral, so difficult for the backs.

Not committing any forwards, they

1:13:401:13:44

are just going side to side and

Wales are soaking it up. It's

1:13:441:13:48

difficult for Stuart Hogg and Finn

Russell to create anything.

Ten

1:13:481:13:52

minutes into the game you nudged me

and said I have a bad feeling, why

1:13:521:13:55

was that?

Because it was 14-0! Wales

were opening Scotland up, for a

1:13:551:14:05

five-minute period, Scotland did

come back in and get possession but,

1:14:051:14:09

Scotland have had a lot of

possession but they do not taking

1:14:091:14:12

chances, Wales have had three real

chances and taken two of them.

1:14:121:14:18

Scotland making too many mistakes,

eight, that is from good field

1:14:181:14:21

position giving the ball back. But

they did not panic, 14-0 down here,

1:14:211:14:29

Wales on a role but they put their

foot on the ball for a moment to

1:14:291:14:32

stop the rot and start again. I

thought they chased it a bit too

1:14:321:14:36

early, forcing a bit too much.

Given

Warren Gatland has about 600 odd

1:14:361:14:40

caps injured, he must be pretty

encouraged.

I think it's great.

1:14:401:14:47

Scotland it looks like they are

trying to play outside of Wales

1:14:471:14:50

Blitz and Wales Blitz is nowhere

near as prominent as it was in the

1:14:501:14:56

autumn. If you push into a touchline

it easier to defend because there's

1:14:561:15:00

only one way they can go. It's when

you play off midfield rucks and the

1:15:001:15:04

opposition can go either way that

it's harder to defend. Wales are

1:15:041:15:08

happy if Scotland keeps pointed

edges.

They have to go that way

1:15:081:15:12

because they don't have ball

carriers, none of the back row

1:15:121:15:15

taking it up so the option is to go

midfield and it's difficult.

He is

1:15:151:15:20

watching is giving it a go to try to

break it up but they are go wide all

1:15:201:15:24

the time and that's not the way.

If

you play wide, wide, in the channels

1:15:241:15:29

you have to be accurate. They have

made so many mistakes. Wales get the

1:15:291:15:34

interception early on and it's a

perfect start. Scotland follow up

1:15:341:15:38

bad defensive mistake, should have

scored a great try. Scotland get

1:15:381:15:44

penalised for the best or worst

feeder depending how you look at it.

1:15:441:15:48

We will talk about that later on. In

a game as loose as that there was

1:15:481:15:53

the risk of an interception either

1:15:531:15:54

a game as loose as that there was

the risk of an interception either

1:15:541:15:54

way.

Watch Ali Price, this is first

of all, go in, cannot go anywhere

1:15:541:16:01

else, just watch, gets the ball, one

step, two steps, Gareth Davies

1:16:011:16:10

onside, he's read it, such an easy

intercept. What counterparts,

1:16:101:16:16

Scotland were all over them. Then

they get seven points.

I think there

1:16:161:16:22

was fatigue in the decision-making.

I'm not sure where that pass was

1:16:221:16:25

going to, Jon Welsh or Chris Harris?

It went somewhere between them and

1:16:251:16:29

after such a long period of play I

think he got frazzled. Good base for

1:16:291:16:33

Davis to get over.

That is what they

talked about, put them under

1:16:331:16:38

pressure but you have to be able to

handle it. They are making the

1:16:381:16:44

mistakes and putting themselves

under pressure.

Because Scotland

1:16:441:16:48

mistakes and putting themselves

under pressure.

Because Scotland

1:16:481:16:48

want to play wide, that is why a lot

of teams don't play off ten, the

1:16:481:16:52

ball is in the air too long, second

half they will bring the forward

1:16:521:16:57

runners in titres of the ball is not

in the air so long.

You will not

1:16:571:17:01

agree that in a sense it was almost

a shame Steff Evans

1:17:011:17:04

agree that in a sense it was almost

a shame Steff Evans did not score

1:17:041:17:04

for Wales because it would've been

one of the great Six Nations tries,

1:17:041:17:08

to go with Bill Bennett and 77.

Stuart McInally sold himself, it was

1:17:081:17:15

great interplay and you thought it

had to be scored, here it is, it's a

1:17:151:17:20

try, it was just slightly down on

his right. It would have been

1:17:201:17:25

fantastic. Too easy a gap to go

through.

The reason that is working

1:17:251:17:30

his Wales have been guilty in the

past, playing off ten you might only

1:17:301:17:34

have one runner but with Patchell

they have two

1:17:341:17:36

have one runner but with Patchell

they have two or three and as a

1:17:361:17:37

defensive unit it so much harder to

pick out the ball carrier.

It was a

1:17:371:17:44

gaping hole in defence. It was an

invite and then some to go through

1:17:441:17:48

the middle.

We have Panny hasn't

scored for Wales for five years. --

1:17:481:17:54

Leigh Halfpenny hasn't scored.

1:17:541:17:58

scored for Wales for five years. --

Leigh Halfpenny hasn't scored.

1:17:581:17:59

Everyone was delighted. Look how

narrow the Scottish defences.

1:17:591:18:02

McGuigan calling on the previous

play, the good thing about it is

1:18:021:18:07

they are lapping round, going round,

Scott Williams going round. Finn

1:18:071:18:11

Russell makes a decision, he goes in

and the pass beats him. It's an easy

1:18:111:18:18

finish. They were so narrow. I

cannot understand that. Here they

1:18:181:18:24

are narrow. And then previously on

the break they were wide. They work

1:18:241:18:28

so hard off the ball, creating the

extra man.

Steff Evans with great

1:18:281:18:35

work on the blindside to create the

extra man. When you are defending

1:18:351:18:39

the easy thing for the attack to do

is go narrow, pick and go, if you

1:18:391:18:43

are brave enough to go wide it's a

nightmare to defend. So it's good to

1:18:431:18:48

see Wales learning from past

mistakes.

1:18:481:18:52

see Wales learning from past

mistakes.

If we talk about mistakes

1:18:521:18:55

Scotland are making an lots of

different sectors of the game, how

1:18:551:18:58

much of this is down to the fact you

go into

1:18:581:19:00

much of this is down to the fact you

go into the game with this vision of

1:19:001:19:03

playing barbarian or seven aside

rugby come what May?

It's more that

1:19:031:19:09

it is it came off Moriarty there,

they are trying, all of these are

1:19:091:19:14

good mistakes if I can say that

because they are trying things. That

1:19:141:19:18

could have gone Ali Price and play

continues. Huw Jones and Chris

1:19:181:19:23

Harris just don't have the chemistry

in midfield. Finn Russell we have

1:19:231:19:27

seen the best and worst of the first

half. He rushed that, no need to go

1:19:271:19:33

that quickly. That is one which

should go to hand, be more

1:19:331:19:37

sympathetic. All of these plays are

little things going wrong. Bizarrely

1:19:371:19:41

the scrum has been

1:19:411:19:42

little things going wrong. Bizarrely

the scrum has been rock-solid it is

1:19:421:19:43

the line-out which is struggling.

I

think when you play that quickly.

1:19:431:19:47

You have to be able to control the

ball. The temptation is to throw

1:19:471:19:53

everything, at the moment if in

doubt they are throwing it and

1:19:531:19:56

sometimes they need to keep hold of

it. You admire the ambition. The big

1:19:561:19:59

thing now is to keep playing like

that, keep going, keep the pace.

1:19:591:20:04

When you go in with the big lead,

Wales would not expect to be 14-0 up

1:20:041:20:08

and they have to come out and almost

defend it and Scotland will keep

1:20:081:20:13

going.

They have to change it a

little bit, carry the ball, we've

1:20:131:20:17

not seen anyone carrying the ball.

Get over the gain line, it makes it

1:20:171:20:21

easier for Finn Russell and Stuart

Hogg, we've only seen Hogg in the

1:20:211:20:28

game counterattacking from kicks

which is brilliant for Wales.

How

1:20:281:20:31

much is it down to Finn Russell to

be the player in football terms in

1:20:311:20:35

the central midfield put his foot on

the ball and say I will direct this?

1:20:351:20:39

Without doubt he controls that. He

is so positive, sometimes he just

1:20:391:20:44

needs to take stock of what is

happening, after 12 minutes, 14-0

1:20:441:20:49

down, stop the rot and they did that

but they need to say how will we get

1:20:491:20:53

it up, get the big guys, Watson,

McInally taking it up. When they

1:20:531:20:59

have got the attacking play is going

it seems to come through the 12, 13

1:20:591:21:05

channel. Williams and Parkes are

eating it up. Lots of movement but

1:21:051:21:09

it's lateral. When they engage with

the defence of lying Wales are

1:21:091:21:13

knocking them back.

Wales are

drifting out and making easy

1:21:131:21:17

tackles. The Scottish back row are

not really in the game. Need to mix

1:21:171:21:22

it up and get over the gain line. We

need to keep the pace of the game

1:21:221:21:27

going. There is no point trying to

slow the game going, keep the pace

1:21:271:21:32

up and be more accurate.

1:21:321:21:34

slow the game going, keep the pace

up and be more accurate.

Josh Navidi

1:21:341:21:36

has had a tremendous first half, a

couple of key turnovers.

That's it,

1:21:361:21:41

Scotland are not far away from being

level, two magnificent turnovers

1:21:411:21:46

which she can take credit for,

fantastic work. Just have the upper

1:21:461:21:50

hand at the breakdown, a couple of

holding turnovers. As a number seven

1:21:501:21:56

you have two

1:21:561:21:58

holding turnovers. As a number seven

you have two the specialist, he is

1:21:581:22:01

doing it today.

I will emphasise

what they are saying, on the

1:22:011:22:07

turnover there, there was not one

back row Scottish player in shot.

It

1:22:071:22:10

had come off the maul. The first

Scottish player there has to win the

1:22:101:22:22

ball.

I am not sure it is a new

directive from world rugby and if it

1:22:221:22:27

is Brian Miller has had a major

factor

1:22:271:22:28

is Brian Miller has had a major

factor in getting it done but two

1:22:281:22:31

crooked feeds in the first half!

Watch this, that, the other angle we

1:22:311:22:38

saw, that was the first of the day,

there is the referee's view. Both

1:22:381:22:45

the scrum have they cannot do it and

look at it. It has been one each so

1:22:451:22:49

they know what to do.

Put it in

straight!

I have just been handed a

1:22:491:22:57

piece of paper which says Wales of

won 43 of the last 44 games in which

1:22:571:23:02

they have led by 14 points at

half-time.

Fantastic, thanks!

That

1:23:021:23:08

means nothing, lovely.

It does mean

they have lost once.

1:23:081:23:15

means nothing, lovely.

It does mean

they have lost once. Right, the

1:23:151:23:16

women's Six Nations begins this

weekend as well. 6

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there is a weekly highlights

programme from tomorrow night and

1:24:151:24:18

you can see at any time on the

iPlayer. And rugby special tomorrow

1:24:181:24:23

night with highlights of Italy

against England in Rome.

1:24:231:24:26

A lot more rugby to come this

afternoon!

1:24:501:24:55

It's O'Driscoll again.

Can it be the

perfect finish? His very last game

1:24:561:25:03

and Ireland are Six Nations

champions.

The pitch is freezing,

1:25:031:25:08

the match is off.

Tommy Bowe is

going to score for Ireland! All

1:25:081:25:13

square at the Stade de France.

France have beaten Ireland 10-9.

The

1:25:131:25:23

second match of the Six Nations

France against Ireland kicks off at

1:25:231:25:27

quarter to five and you can see that

on BBC One. If there is a truism in

1:25:271:25:32

international rugby the game is won

and lost in the last 15 minutes or

1:25:321:25:36

so so the strength of the benches

will be key, let's see who is

1:25:361:25:41

waiting to come and make a key

impact in the game in the last

1:25:411:25:44

quarter. From a Scottish perspective

given what we have spoken about,

1:25:441:25:49

these perceived weaknesses in the

pack, what do you make about two

1:25:491:25:54

Scotland had to bring in?

The two

props, James Batty and Murray

1:25:541:25:59

McCallum are a bit unknown, I think

it's in the back three, I think

1:25:591:26:06

Gilchrist will come on, Wilson will

come in the back row, in the backs I

1:26:061:26:11

think, I think Ali Price might have

run himself into the ground because

1:26:111:26:15

the way Scotland play he put so much

pressure on nine so I would not be

1:26:151:26:19

surprised to see Greig Laidlaw

coming on earlier than we thought

1:26:191:26:22

you might but Maitland is impact, so

is Horne. Gregor Townsend does have

1:26:221:26:30

a bench to go to and I think he will

do, early.

And what about the Welsh?

1:26:301:26:36

Justin Tipuric, the halfbacks, if

Wales are still playing the way they

1:26:361:26:41

are I don't think they will make

many changes because it's going

1:26:411:26:44

well. It's if you want to bring on

Gareth Anscombe to see out the game.

1:26:441:26:49

The way things are going I cannot

see too many changes in the back

1:26:491:26:52

division.

I think they are playing

well, they have got big forward to

1:26:521:26:59

can come on but if they are

comfortable with a defensive

1:26:591:27:03

position Scotland have to be more

direct, so anyone direct only

1:27:031:27:06

Scottish bench might come on.

First

points for Wales now, if they score

1:27:061:27:11

it's a big way back but if Scotland

score first they are not back in the

1:27:111:27:15

game but they have got a glimmer.

For me Wales defensively

1:27:151:27:21

concentration, Scotland will not

want to lose, they will keep going,

1:27:211:27:24

let's see if they can keep doing it

for 80 minutes.

It was an

1:27:241:27:30

enthralling first 40, I am sure they

neutrals watching at home have been

1:27:301:27:36

enthralled. From a Welsh point of

view it's been hugely encouraging

1:27:361:27:39

but who knows what might lie ahead

in the second 40 minutes, let's go

1:27:391:27:43

back to your commentators.

1:27:431:27:45

The first half lived up to it

billing in terms of excitement.

1:27:471:27:52

Perhaps not the style of the game.

Alun Wyn Jones, cannot see any

1:27:521:27:59

changes at half-time from either

side. Having a chat with Rhys

1:27:591:28:04

Patchell, waiting and waiting, you

will have been stern words inside

1:28:041:28:08

the Scottish changing room. John

Barclay and Scott McAvoy grim faced.

1:28:081:28:14

Is there a way back for Scotland?

Wales in a strong position as Du

1:28:141:28:20

Preez takes it in. McInally.

Shingler is told no. Slice the kick.

1:28:201:28:34

Well taken by Seymour. So good so

often in the air.

1:28:341:28:40

Jonny Gray repelled. It comes to

Finn Russell. Deep to Stuart Hogg.

1:28:471:28:56

Having a look. Having a wonder,

going nowhere. Navidi and Rob Evans

1:28:561:29:01

waiting.

1:29:011:29:02

Watson. A few direct ball-carriers

for Scotland in the first half.

1:29:061:29:13

Cornell du Preez Samson Lee meets

him well.

1:29:131:29:21

Ali Price sends it high, Patchell

waiting.

1:29:211:29:28

waiting. Takes it down, under the

attention of Tommy Seymour. Gareth

1:29:281:29:32

Davies give Wales their first attack

in the second half. Shingler.

1:29:321:29:37

Carried in by Steff Evans and then

Cory Hill. Down the blindside,

1:29:431:29:54

Navidi and Evans looking inside and

a real opportunity for Gareth

1:29:541:29:59

Davies. Into the challenge from

Hogg. Wales with a real opportunity

1:29:591:30:04

and Navidi secures it. The ball has

been stripped by Barclay but a

1:30:041:30:12

penalty Wales, illegally done by the

Scottish captain.

Off feet, hands on

1:30:121:30:18

the floor.

It is one of those, as a

back row, you have to go for them

1:30:181:30:27

and sometimes you get away with

them. It was great build-up. John

1:30:271:30:32

Barclay cannot play it. He is

thinking of conceding three instead

1:30:321:30:36

of seven. Gareth Davies with his

eyes lighting up. He wants to but

1:30:361:30:44

the shoulder into Stuart Hogg. Good

manipulation on the outside from

1:30:441:30:49

Wales and a perfect start.

It is a

calm start from Wales. The defence

1:30:491:30:55

was outstanding. Navidi and Evans

working hard. After two or three

1:30:551:31:02

carries from Scotland, there was

still momentum over the gain line

1:31:021:31:07

and the kick had to come which

allowed Wales to counterattack. They

1:31:071:31:11

are still looking for that direct

bust over the gain line.

We talked

1:31:111:31:16

about the control that Wales had,

exactly the start they wanted to the

1:31:161:31:20

second half. Scotland wanted to

attack with abandon but Wales just

1:31:201:31:26

doing the basics and earning this

penalty for Leigh Halfpenny.

1:31:261:31:31

Straight through it sales and Wales

have the first points of the second

1:31:361:31:42

half.

Important for Wales to

underline the calmness and assurance

1:31:421:31:50

in the opening spell. The job for

Scotland does not change, they just

1:31:501:31:57

had to do what they're doing far

more accurately.

Psychologically,

1:31:571:32:00

three scores ahead instead of two is

a big blow psychologically to start

1:32:001:32:06

the second half.

Add a test of

Scotland psychologically as much as

1:32:061:32:11

of their physical skill. Samson Lee

a large blocker.

1:32:111:32:22

a large blocker. Gareth Davies sends

it high. Ali Price try to take it

1:32:221:32:24

down for Scotland, McGuigan scooped

it up. There was a knock-on

1:32:241:32:28

advantage. They will come back for

the Scottish scrum.

Good kick from

1:32:281:32:40

Gareth Davies, it was a 50-50 ball

and Josh Adams just knocked it on.

1:32:401:32:45

There were questions over him, if he

could step up, but he has been very

1:32:451:32:50

solid and put in some great hits

defensively and Goode touches with

1:32:501:32:54

the ball as well.

He has done well,

never underestimate how well it is

1:32:541:33:01

-- how difficult it is to step up.

He has done

1:33:011:33:07

He has done well and another

35-minute ahead, he will be

1:33:081:33:09

desperate to get his hands on the

ball.

You are so exposed in that

1:33:091:33:15

back three. Sometimes in the

forwards you can get lost but there

1:33:151:33:19

is no hiding place in the back three

and he has stood up.

You have to

1:33:191:33:23

work as a three, three and a half

including the scrum-half. All the

1:33:231:33:29

experience of Leigh Halfpenny,

talking to Josh Adams and helping

1:33:291:33:32

him out from it all makes the debut

a bit easier.

1:33:321:33:37

Held at the back by Du Preez. Ali

Price and deeper to Russell who

1:33:411:33:49

pokes it through and Hogg is racing

up. Back goes Adams and he and

1:33:491:33:56

Halfpenny watch it into touch with

Seymour there.

That is what we were

1:33:561:33:59

talking about, working as a unit.

Josh Adams covering that grubber

1:33:591:34:05

kick. A lot of attacking kicks from

Scotland. If he did not work hard of

1:34:051:34:12

the right wing he would not have

covered it.

Rock-solid line-out from

1:34:121:34:17

Wales and Moriarty takes it in.

Davies leading to Patchell but not

1:34:171:34:25

the prettiest pass but the fly-half

does well and see more again. No

1:34:251:34:31

magic yet from Hogg today. McGuigan

can't get away from Navidi. Scotland

1:34:311:34:38

trying to get it back. Du Preez with

the basketball pass to Russell and

1:34:381:34:46

again it is risky and scooped up by

Wales and Patchell was there.

Tackle

1:34:461:34:54

by Seymour stepping in on Patchell.

Steff Evans comes in to pick and go.

1:34:541:35:00

Halfpenny lending support. Once

again a Scottish attack quickly

1:35:001:35:04

turned into Welsh ball.

1:35:041:35:10

turned into Welsh ball. There is

Parkes onto Moriarty. Still showing

1:35:111:35:15

plenty of power and penalty to

Wales. And perhaps a chat coming and

1:35:151:35:20

more. Barclay is summoned. I think

for being the culprit rather than

1:35:201:35:29

the captain.

The same as the last

penalty. After you place the ball

1:35:291:35:38

you are off the feed. You have to

attack the ball when you are on your

1:35:381:35:42

feet.

Very clear from Pascal

Gauzere. He is saying that John

1:35:421:35:49

Barclay is putting his hands passed

the ball and using the floor to keep

1:35:491:35:52

his

1:35:521:35:52

the ball and using the floor to keep

his balance. When you compete for

1:35:521:35:55

the body have to go straight on it

and I thought they had got into

1:35:551:35:59

bother with Hamish

1:35:591:36:00

and I thought they had got into

bother with Hamish Watson and

1:36:001:36:02

Barclay but it obviously was clear

to Pascal Gauzere that John Barclay

1:36:021:36:06

went to the floor.

They were working

in tandem but it is very difficult.

1:36:061:36:13

He is trying to drag his team

forward. The tackle is made by

1:36:131:36:18

Harris, both players must release

and not a lot of releasing.

You can

1:36:181:36:23

see John Barclay's hands are passed

the ball on the floor.

Fine lines.

1:36:231:36:28

Absolutely.

Another opportunity and

Halfpenny has more than this distant

1:36:281:36:36

in his boot and it is straight and a

chance to get Wales to 20.

1:36:361:36:41

His kicking to date has been superb.

He scored the try and has knocked

1:36:481:36:54

over the kicks and Wales are 20-0

up.

We have seen Leigh Halfpenny

1:36:541:37:02

playing for a long time, his

workrate off the ball and such a

1:37:021:37:06

calming influence and that is 45

metres or so, two penalties after

1:37:061:37:12

half-time.

The shepherd 's crook is

coming for a couple of Scotland

1:37:121:37:17

players and there is a regulated law

on for Ali Price. That is earlier

1:37:171:37:21

than would have been planned. A

change for Scotland, a couple of

1:37:211:37:26

changes. Hadleigh Parkes takes it

in.

1:37:261:37:35

Laidlaw fresh on the field. Taken by

Stuart McInally but spilled forward

1:37:381:37:48

and a Welsh scrum.

1:37:481:37:53

and a Welsh scrum. Scotland in a

three autumn internationals against

1:37:541:37:56

Samoa, New Zealand and Australia

scored 119 points but nothing on the

1:37:561:38:00

board so far.

Amelie times we have

heard that the Six Nations is

1:38:001:38:07

different to the autumn tests -- how

many times. Ultimately the autumn

1:38:071:38:11

games are friendlies but this is

championship rugby.

Not just Greig

1:38:111:38:18

Laidlaw, Ryan Wilson is on in the

back row and Jamie Bhatti at

1:38:181:38:23

loosehead replacing Gordon Reid.

Orton seems long time ago now for

1:38:231:38:28

Scotland. Wilson is on for Cornell

du Preez and there is Laidlaw on

1:38:281:38:35

four Ali Price. You know things are

not going well for a team when they

1:38:351:38:40

make changes nine minutes into the

second half. And a penalty to Wales,

1:38:401:38:46

it is all going the way of Wales as

the crowd is singing and it is

1:38:461:38:51

one-way traffic.

The first sign of

that dominance which we expect that

1:38:511:38:58

at the start of the game and this

time he penalised the Scottish front

1:38:581:39:02

row for walking around. You can seem

Jamie Bhatti not keeping his hips

1:39:021:39:07

square and walking round. At the

moment Wales are in total control.

1:39:071:39:13

And a very good kick to touch from

the penalty and Wales will be within

1:39:131:39:17

ten metres of the Scottish line.

Not

short of confidence, Rhys Patchell!

1:39:171:39:25

He could have gone safe but he put

it on the line and a brilliant kick.

1:39:251:39:28

You can see the lift that the

relative lack of pressure Kebede the

1:39:281:39:32

first half, the step and confidence

-- compared to the first half. I

1:39:321:39:40

think Rob Evans has been replaced.

A

couple of changes, both of the Pops.

1:39:401:39:44

Wyn Jones and Tomas Francis coming

on for Samson Lee and Rob Evans.

Rob

1:39:441:39:52

Evans has been outstanding.

Interesting change as well because

1:39:521:39:59

Francis and Jones are probably

better in the tight than the loose.

1:39:591:40:03

Wyn Jones is arguably one of the

best scrummagers around. Interesting

1:40:031:40:07

change and this early for Wales.

What a position to come onto.

1:40:071:40:13

Shingler has been untroubled in the

line-out. The crash ball. Still with

1:40:131:40:22

Wales and the captain, Alun Wyn

Jones with Navidi in close

1:40:221:40:26

attendance and Shingler but good

Scottish defence.

1:40:261:40:29

Cory Hill takes the hit from

McInally.

1:40:331:40:39

McInally. And the chip is just a bit

too long and put down by Stuart

1:40:411:40:44

Hogg. Trying to get things going

quickly. Harris gives it to Russell.

1:40:441:40:54

McGuigan chasing this one but Adams

has time to find Patchell who will

1:40:541:41:01

be swelling with confidence now. Not

too experienced in international

1:41:011:41:05

terms but after that first half...

He will feel he has 60 caps behind

1:41:051:41:12

him. Wales can almost afford to try

things now.

1:41:121:41:23

things now. There is Patchell and

into space goes Cory Hill looking

1:41:251:41:27

for support from Hadleigh Parkes and

Josh Adams, Adams flying down the

1:41:271:41:33

wing, nobody inside him: he keeps it

alive, laying it back for Wales.

1:41:331:41:37

Incomes Cory Hill to play

scrum-half, stumbling past to

1:41:371:41:41

Patchell and Navidi with did not

find him and Wilson was there as

1:41:411:41:45

Scotland try to counter. Harris with

the kick and chase but Halfpenny has

1:41:451:41:53

plenty of time to watch but Hogg is

bearing down on him. Halfpenny scrag

1:41:531:42:01

and Harris gets there as well but

secured by the Welsh full-back. He

1:42:011:42:06

set it back now. Wales again with

the cushion of the lead, confident

1:42:061:42:15

in trying things and Shingler has

been so strong.

Aaron Shingler has

1:42:151:42:21

had a huge game in the line-out and

a huge physical presence.

Did that

1:42:211:42:31

go forward? Penalty, accidental

offside. We have seen that before.

1:42:311:42:40

It is not going the way of Scotland,

even that good kick from Derek

1:42:401:42:43

Davies. That break down the outside,

it is Cory Hill with the dummy. --

1:42:431:42:52

Gareth Davies. A good tackle in the

end by Byron McGuigan. Adams could

1:42:521:42:59

not step inside, McGuigan had a

great angle.

That is touch missed

1:42:591:43:03

from the penalty. Wales with a

costly error this time. Russell able

1:43:031:43:11

to send it deep. Evans comes forward

and he sees a big space but straight

1:43:111:43:16

to Stuart Hogg. Oohs and aahs from

the crowd. Hogg straight into the

1:43:161:43:25

defence.

1:43:251:43:30

defence.

Hamish Watson is a strong

carrier, not the biggest man but he

1:43:331:43:36

makes yards.

It comes back to

Russell. Again Patchell is waiting

1:43:361:43:41

for this. Some tired Scottish bodies

chasing after this. Enough time for

1:43:411:43:48

Patchell to set himself. He is

stretching a bit cramped as well.

1:43:481:43:54

For the

1:43:541:43:57

stretching a bit cramped as well.

For the Scarlets he plays about 60,

1:43:571:43:59

65 minutes and they tend to replace

him because he does struggle with

1:43:591:44:04

cramp.

Those are the

1:44:041:44:08

him because he does struggle with

cramp.

Those are the penalties in

1:44:081:44:09

the second half. Nicking the

changes, Rob Gilchrist coming on in

1:44:091:44:15

the second row for Toolis -- making

changes. Grant Gilchrist has come

1:44:151:44:20

on. Maitland has come on for Byron

McGuigan.

I think it is necessary,

1:44:201:44:28

everybody is out on their feet. When

the game is so loose and players are

1:44:281:44:33

so fatigued, there will be scored

out there and Scotland have to react

1:44:331:44:38

first.

Scotland need a spark and a

bit of magic from somebody whether

1:44:381:44:42

it is Russell, Horne, somebody.

Watson really is an explosive

1:44:421:44:48

player. Scotland trying to come

through the middle through Seymour.

1:44:481:44:58

John Barclay into the sizeable frame

of Tomas Francis.

1:44:581:45:04

Laidlaw feeding Barclay, former

captain to current. Horne is the

1:45:081:45:15

link this time and it is popped out

wide, Huw Jones, it was on the half

1:45:151:45:20

volley.

More of the same. What the

guys in the studio were saying was

1:45:201:45:29

right, Scotland have to continue to

play like this but it must be far

1:45:291:45:32

more accurate.

Hamish Watson got

them on the front foot but it is

1:45:321:45:40

that third or fourth phase, they

seem to be running out of options.

1:45:401:45:48

They are keeping men on their feet

in the defensive line.

Pascal

1:45:481:45:52

Gauzere said about the HIA after the

tackle here.

It might have happened

1:45:521:46:03

just before that. That was Finn

Russell trying to get the second

1:46:031:46:07

touch. The pass was

1:46:071:46:08

Russell trying to get the second

touch. The pass was inaccurate and

1:46:081:46:09

the handling errors, that tells the

story, double the amount. Scotland

1:46:091:46:15

have had

1:46:151:46:15

story, double the amount. Scotland

have had more possession but have

1:46:151:46:17

forced quite a few of those they did

not have too, especially when they

1:46:171:46:21

started compromised the Welsh

defence.

You don't want Cory Hill

1:46:211:46:30

leaving in those circumstances but

the plan would have been for Bradley

1:46:301:46:33

Davies to come on around the state

anyway.

Cory Hill has had a great 55

1:46:331:46:39

minutes but Bradley Davies has been

in great form for the Ospreys. A

1:46:391:46:44

much bigger man than Cory Hill.

Known for his dynamism around the

1:46:441:46:48

park and a big weight in the scrum

now.

The way the last scrum went,

1:46:481:46:53

Wales certainly with the upper hand.

They will be looking for a big shove

1:46:531:46:58

here and a possible penalty.

1:46:581:47:01

Play on, says the referee. Actual

finding Scott Williams and Halfpenny

1:47:131:47:19

get it away well and now Josh Adams

is free again, Steff Evans rather.

1:47:191:47:25

Stepping inside, beautifully done by

Evans. Shades of Shane Williams

1:47:251:47:29

about him with his size and

trickery. Patchell gives it to

1:47:291:47:33

Bradley Davies for his first touch.

There is Tomas Francis. Now

1:47:331:47:45

Patchell, Josh Adams alongside him.

Patchell creeps back infield. Ken

1:47:451:47:53

Owens Scott Williams, and with the

interception but now the Scottish

1:47:531:47:56

defence might be in trouble and

Navidi up to the 22 with support

1:47:561:48:00

from the Steff Evans and he is

dancing again. The ball is still

1:48:001:48:07

there for Wales. Alun Wyn Jones

takes the short ball. The crowd

1:48:071:48:16

baying for another try and Axl has

it, a little de Cordova inside from

1:48:161:48:22

Josh Adams. Still with Wales, to

within five metres. The drive on

1:48:221:48:28

from the forwards, glances at his

weight to it but not quite down and

1:48:281:48:33

held up. And held up so the ball

goes to Scotland in the scrum.

1:48:331:48:39

Fantastic work from Stuart Hogg to

get under Wyn Jones and hold him up.

1:48:391:48:46

Too much momentum going forward and

Wales could not get a ground but

1:48:461:48:50

great play again and it is evident

how comfortable Wales are even

1:48:501:48:55

without Patchell at first receiver,

Hadleigh Parkes and Scott Williams

1:48:551:48:59

stepping in and it is good attacking

from Wales.

And the forward as well.

1:48:591:49:04

Some trickery from Rhys Patchell and

Sean Maitland cannot commit because

1:49:041:49:08

he has to be passive in defence. The

only positive for this other than

1:49:081:49:13

not conceding the try was that they

managed to hold them up. If it was

1:49:131:49:17

over the line it was an attacking

scrum to Wales but as it is,

1:49:171:49:21

Scotland feed.

1:49:211:49:24

Wales will want a big drive here.

Difficult position because you don't

1:49:281:49:32

want to go to early and give an easy

penalty, you have to make Scotland

1:49:321:49:36

work. Be patient will stop that was

not penalised, the feed, and not the

1:49:361:49:45

straightest as Ryan Wilson comes

away with it.

Scotland spared a bit.

1:49:451:49:50

Great strike from the hogger and

they relieve the pressure. -- B

1:49:501:49:57

Some infighting in the Scottish

ranks, Hogg not happy.

Ross Moriarty

1:50:031:50:07

mixing it up a wee bit. The referee

is going to have a word.

I think he

1:50:071:50:16

and John Barclay will not take a

backward step.

A good exit for

1:50:161:50:22

Scotland. The tackle was far enough

away from Navidi and they got clean

1:50:221:50:29

ball.

That was Patchell at

scrum-half, very interesting.

Aaron

1:50:291:50:37

Shingler is the go to man in the

line-out again. Wales with the

1:50:371:50:40

attacking platform once more with

Patchell, bouncing off the challenge

1:50:401:50:47

from Peter Horne. Aaron Shingler

again.

1:50:471:50:51

Carried in by Davies. Hadleigh

Parkes.

1:50:571:51:06

Parkes. Wales building again, going

through the phases. Softening up

1:51:081:51:11

this Scottish defence. Scott

Williams to Steff Evans.

1:51:111:51:19

Williams to Steff Evans. There is

Bradley Davies.

1:51:191:51:25

Bradley Davies. Patchell tried to

stab it in behind the Scottish

1:51:261:51:29

defence and Laidlaw under pressure

and Patchell lifts him up and flings

1:51:291:51:34

him out and Wales remain firmly in

the ascendancy.

Another example of

1:51:341:51:38

how calm and well Rhys Patchell is

playing, two attackers against two

1:51:381:51:46

defenders and just in that channel,

the best he could hope for was to

1:51:461:51:50

push the ball through and follow up

his own kick and put Laidlaw into

1:51:501:51:55

touch for the Welsh put in.

At the

minute Wales are winning the

1:51:551:52:00

physical battle and the contact

areas. Great nudge, nothing on, put

1:52:001:52:04

him into coffin corner.

Maybe tackle

high.

You have seen those given, the

1:52:041:52:13

seat belt tackles. Patchell got away

with it. It is just controlled in

1:52:131:52:18

the contact areas, Hamish Watson and

John Barclay are finding it

1:52:181:52:22

difficult to steal the Welsh ball or

slow it down.

Wales with opportunity

1:52:221:52:29

again, again the line-out is smooth

to Alun Wyn Jones. They will try to

1:52:291:52:34

get the more going forward. A little

breakaway gang carrying on and

1:52:341:52:40

Wilson try to disrupt but here comes

the red tied again and driving on,

1:52:401:52:45

closer still, not quite there. Two

metres short. Shingler complaining.

1:52:451:52:52

It is Aaron Shingler who will dig

and try to get the ball out. Not

1:52:521:52:59

coming yet. There it is now for

Gareth Davies. Good tackle coming

1:52:591:53:05

in. But now Patchell, Rhys Patchell

going himself, not quite there yet

1:53:051:53:13

but Wales within a couple of metres

and advantage and penalty coming and

1:53:131:53:19

try coming! Halfpenny! Two prize and

the drought is well and truly over

1:53:191:53:25

for Leigh Halfpenny and Wales are

roaring towards victory here. -- two

1:53:251:53:32

tries.

Fantastic driving line-out,

and it is the patience again.

1:53:321:53:39

Brilliant hands from Steff Evans.

Scotland ran out of numbers.

It is

1:53:391:53:47

the patience, so much time to think

about what they are trying to do.

1:53:471:53:52

Finn Russell made the tackle and the

defenders are missing in the

1:53:521:53:56

backline and Hogg has to come up and

put pressure on Evans who flicks it

1:53:561:54:00

through and Halfpenny is waiting for

his second. And so much pressure on

1:54:001:54:09

that was all that Hogg could do: he

had to try to shut it down. Adams

1:54:091:54:13

was outside Halfpenny as well.

The

damage was done well but for Leigh

1:54:131:54:20

Halfpenny scores, it is the driving

line-out power of the Welsh pack,

1:54:201:54:24

pick and go and they just ran out of

numbers.

1:54:241:54:29

pick and go and they just ran out of

numbers.

What a game he is having, a

1:54:291:54:32

lot of Welsh players are but

1:54:321:54:34

numbers.

What a game he is having, a

lot of Welsh players are but Leigh

1:54:341:54:34

Halfpenny is the man who has scored

a couple of tries and knocked over

1:54:341:54:37

the kicks and he is trying again

now. He will feel he can do nothing

1:54:371:54:46

wrong now. Halfpenny adds two more

points, Wales leading 27-0 and if

1:54:461:54:51

you would have predicted anything

like that kind of scoreline.

I don't

1:54:511:54:55

think anybody would have. We all

expected a tight, won the score

1:54:551:55:00

victory for either side. It has been

a totally dominant performance by

1:55:001:55:05

Wales.

1:55:051:55:10

Wales.

What a debut Josh Adams has

had.

1:55:111:55:19

The free scoring Scots have been

neutered today. Davies teasing it

1:55:191:55:27

out and he sends down the box-kick.

1:55:271:55:33

See more again. Ken Owens has been

replaced by Elliot Dee in the front

1:55:331:55:41

row, number 16. And as much as the

confidence fills the lungs of Wales,

1:55:411:55:49

it is slipping away from Scotland.

When you are in this position as a

1:55:491:55:58

Welsh player, you want the ball in

your hands.

They will come back for

1:55:581:56:03

the initial knock-on. Penalty. The

knee on the ground when the ball was

1:56:031:56:12

played. Wales with a straightforward

chance and waiting there is Murray

1:56:121:56:18

McCallum. You dream about your first

cap for your country but probably

1:56:181:56:22

not 27 -- 27-0 down. Our fans is on

the field for Wales. -- Gareth

1:56:221:56:35

Anscombe is on the field.

Real

momentum behind Wales now.

1:56:351:56:42

Tactically the way they have

approached the game, they went out

1:56:421:56:46

quick early and with the changes

they aren't going to take a direct

1:56:461:56:50

approach later on. The game almost

won already as the change is made.

1:56:501:57:01

There is Murray McCallum coming on

at tight head for Scotland to earn

1:57:011:57:04

his first cap, replacing Jon Welsh

and Ross Moriarty is off for Justin

1:57:041:57:12

Tipuric. There were questioned about

Moriarty but he had a good game.

1:57:121:57:17

Hardly any rugby all season and he

is put in a huge shift and not a bad

1:57:171:57:22

replacement in Justin Tipuric.

Things coming off for Wales now.

1:57:221:57:30

Gareth Davies still burrowing

forward. Within 15 metres. Wales

1:57:301:57:33

looking for their fourth try as well

now. The ball was loose but it is

1:57:331:57:44

back with Gareth Anscombe.

1:57:441:57:51

Wales punching holes directly

through the middle. Earning that

1:57:521:57:56

space outright and again it is Aaron

Shingler.

Keep an eye on how quick

1:57:561:58:00

the ball is for Gareth Davies.

Gareth Anscombe half through and

1:58:001:58:03

wonderful pick-up and it is a try

surely for Wyn Jones! If it is the

1:58:031:58:11

fourth try it is a beauty.

I think

yes just got held up. Giving the try

1:58:111:58:19

for the pick-up!

Try, yes or no.

Perhaps they try subject to terms

1:58:191:58:30

and conditions but what aid pick-up

it was from the replacement prop.

1:58:301:58:34

Celebrations of course.

If he has

got it it it is an unbelievable

1:58:341:58:40

effort from a loosehead prop.

And

the finish. Still have quite a bit

1:58:401:58:44

to do, it is under his left arm.

Whether there is a window between

1:58:441:58:49

his right knee and his left elbow.

If the ball touched a blade of

1:58:491:58:54

grass.

We need to see clear

grounding. The crowd are going

1:58:541:59:01

bananas. The question was key, yes

or no, so we have to see clear

1:59:011:59:08

grounding of the ball.

If that is

over the line it looks like it is

1:59:081:59:13

grounded.

It is a good angle but the

question is whether he was over the

1:59:131:59:17

line.

1:59:171:59:18

The TMO is David Grashoff.

The

question is very important.

1:59:241:59:31

The TMO is David Grashoff.

The

question is very important.

I have

1:59:311:59:35

no clear and obvious grounding of

the ball.

Listen for the booing.

No

1:59:351:59:41

try.

The chances are he did get it

down but there were questions.

It

1:59:411:59:50

was all in the question, if there

was any reason not to award it, it

1:59:501:59:54

would have been given but the fact

that it was yes or no, and in

1:59:541:59:59

fairness, you have to back the TMO.

It is a brilliant pick up on the

1:59:592:00:03

run. We saw one earlier from Steff

Evans and it was a great pick-up and

2:00:032:00:08

composure. He is carrying Stuart

Hogg over the line and keeps his

2:00:082:00:12

legs pumping, wanting his first try

for Wales but so unlucky from Wyn

2:00:122:00:17

Jones but a great build-up.

The

speed of the ball you mentioned, it

2:00:172:00:22

was so quick and Scotland could not

get round the corner to affect the

2:00:222:00:26

defence. They have to try to make a

big shot, somebody has to step up

2:00:262:00:30

and allow the players to get over

the ball and disrupt it. And

2:00:302:00:34

sometimes that means coming out of

the system but they have to stop

2:00:342:00:38

this momentum.

Aled Davies coming on

for Gareth Davies at scrum-half.

2:00:382:00:46

Bonus points now involved in this

competition, Wales looking for that.

2:00:502:00:54

You get the feeling it will come, 15

minutes to go.

Scotland looked

2:00:542:01:01

deflated, they looked out on their

feet. Sapped of any energy.

2:01:012:01:06

Enthusiasm. They have to go for the

jugular, Wales.

Another Scarlets man

2:01:062:01:14

coming on in Alan Davies. -- Aled

Davies. Advantage, another penalty,

2:01:142:01:24

I am sure Wales will just scrum

again.

2:01:242:01:27

When I blow my whistle...

What a day

for Wales, what a day for Scotland

2:01:332:01:39

and Gregor Townsend and all the

hopes and expectations. All the

2:01:392:01:45

points scored and all the attacking

promise from Scotland in November

2:01:452:01:48

and today it's been so, so

difference.

It is accuracy. You do

2:01:482:01:54

not did what they are trying to do,

we saw before, twice as many

2:01:542:01:59

handling errors, twice as many

penalties, difficult to win

2:01:592:02:03

International games of rugby like

that. Must try to get something out

2:02:032:02:07

of the last 15 minutes of this match

and they are under pressure here.

2:02:072:02:17

Three my call is clear, bind. Call

action.

2:02:172:02:20

Dangerous short side to mark. Davies

is so quick.

Absolutely, so many

2:02:272:02:34

options, Hamish Watson on this side,

has to make sure he's giving weight

2:02:342:02:41

to the outside half screaming to

cover his inside shoulder.

2:02:412:02:46

Wales happy to wait. They know they

have got the squeeze on in the

2:02:512:02:55

scrums. The referee happy to reset.

Jamie Bhatti under pressure, Murray

2:02:552:03:06

McCallum on his debut at tight head

as well.

2:03:062:03:09

Not only does the web seem a long

time ago but that opening 5- tenants

2:03:152:03:21

from Scotland you felt they were

going to carry on where they left

2:03:212:03:27

off -- not only does November seem a

long time ago but that opening 5-10

2:03:272:03:32

minutes from Scotland you felt they

were going to carry on from where

2:03:322:03:35

they left off. Aled Davies now.

Carried in by Steff Evans again,

2:03:352:03:44

coming in off the wing. Hadleigh

Parkes plays scrum-half, gives it to

2:03:442:03:50

Alun Wyn Jones. Shingler behind but

a good defensive shove from

2:03:502:03:55

Gilchrist and Jonny Gray. Wyn Jones

denied a moment ago. They come again

2:03:552:04:01

through hands come this time. Good

strength. -- they come again to

2:04:012:04:08

Anscombe this time. Penalty goes to

Scotland. Morsels of comfort today.

2:04:082:04:17

Finn Russell takes it quickly.

Shooting out of the line to force

2:04:172:04:22

Gareth Anscombe inside, a bit

isolated, John Barclay gets a

2:04:222:04:26

trademark turnover after being

denied one or two earlier on. Just

2:04:262:04:31

need an extra body from Wales, Aled

Davies does not want to clear out,

2:04:312:04:36

he should be passing. Sometimes you

have to just get over and secure the

2:04:362:04:41

ball.

The line-out goes wrong again

for Scotland. Josh Adams takes it

2:04:412:04:46

behind him.

2:04:462:04:51

behind him. Scotland again with

mistake upon mistake. The age of 36,

2:04:522:05:00

the hooker charging up, Alun Wyn

Jones is through again, who is in

2:05:002:05:04

support? Cannot quite find Gareth

Anscombe. Had options either side.

2:05:042:05:09

Anscombe the most frustrated man in

the Principality Stadium.

Watch how

2:05:092:05:16

hard she works to get into that

support channel. The break is

2:05:162:05:19

brilliant.

Great ball, great line.

Does well, slows down a little,

2:05:192:05:26

support, in the basket, looking in

front of him before he takes the

2:05:262:05:31

ball.

2:05:312:05:36

Worked so hard. The bonus point goes

begging.

2:05:432:05:52

begging.

Owen Watkin has come on for

Scott Williams, another one who has

2:05:532:05:58

had a very good game, Williams.

They

have all played very well in the red

2:05:582:06:04

jerseys.

We have two Pac man of the

match and it's very difficult

2:06:042:06:08

because so many for Wales have

played so well. -- we have to pick

2:06:082:06:11

man of the match.

An opportunity

perhaps now, Maitland, little chip

2:06:112:06:18

for others to chase. Nothing says

the referee.

2:06:182:06:29

the referee. Horne stretching out

his arms and complaint.

2:06:292:06:35

his arms and complaint.

Better

accuracy from the set police, watch

2:06:372:06:39

Aled Davies, does he interfere? He

does but I think Tipuric is passed

2:06:392:06:47

him first.

He has got away with one

there. The red jerseys coming back,

2:06:472:06:53

27 points up. Great pendulum play

from the back three.

2:06:532:07:02

from the back three.

And AGAIN the

line-out goes not as planned. The

2:07:062:07:12

Scottish line-out today has been

well... S. -- a mess.

To put it

2:07:122:07:25

kindly.

Scotland's try to come again

through the captain, Barclays.

2:07:252:07:35

Seymour not held. Back up. A few

more yards. Pass around the ankles

2:07:432:07:48

of Jonny Gray. Came off his shins.

The accuracy has not been near from

2:07:482:07:55

Scotland today.

2:07:552:08:01

An interception again. Another ball

given away. Another chance for Wales

2:08:022:08:11

to go hunting for try number four.

Shingler taken down by get

2:08:112:08:20

Gilchrist. Parkes has Steff Evans

outside, Steff Evans for the corner

2:08:202:08:25

and there it is for Wales. They have

try number for. They Sale past 30

2:08:252:08:32

points. An opening victory is beer

in this Six Nations but again they

2:08:322:08:36

are going to check perhaps the final

pass, was it forward?

2:08:362:08:44

pass, was it forward?

Can you give

me any reason why I cannot award the

2:08:442:08:48

try?

Just the final pass from Parkes

to Steff Evans.

He's looking at the

2:08:482:08:58

finish, the pass. What a shot that

is, what a finish. Keeping his legs

2:08:582:09:04

in the air, no doubt. Was the

passport?

You might award the try.

2:09:042:09:11

It is good. The finish with a

stylish one, Wales with their fourth

2:09:152:09:21

try.

2:09:212:09:26

try.

Fantastic build-up play. They

carry from Shingler who has been

2:09:262:09:31

outstanding. Get them on the front

foot. Brilliant little off-load.

2:09:312:09:37

Straightens up Hadleigh Parkes.

Brilliant finish. That photograph

2:09:372:09:41

will be on the back pages tomorrow

of the Sunday papers. Fantastic

2:09:412:09:46

finish from Steff Evans and a

brilliant way to get your bonus

2:09:462:09:49

point.

Not the Scottish Sunday

papers it will not.

That came from

2:09:492:09:56

another turnover, interception.

Halfpenny 100% at the moment. And

2:09:562:10:03

another one just casually over.

Wonderful strike.

That man there,

2:10:032:10:12

Hadleigh Parkes. Delayed the pass,

once he gets outside Peter Horne,

2:10:122:10:16

the timing with the pass is

fantastic. Hogg can do nothing about

2:10:162:10:22

it, Evans gets the score.

Hadleigh

Parkes senior there.

2:10:222:10:33

Parkes senior there. The parents

over from New Zealand watching and

2:10:332:10:36

enjoying as he provided the fourth

driver Steff Evans. Providing the

2:10:362:10:42

picture for many of the

photographers waiting behind the try

2:10:422:10:47

line. What a chastening day for

Scotland, the last time they scored

2:10:472:10:51

zero points in the Six Nations was

2014 against England, losing 20-0 at

2:10:512:11:00

Murrayfield. Since then they have

become the great entertainers and

2:11:002:11:03

scorers in rugby but nothing to show

today from their trip to Cardiff.

2:11:032:11:10

Still they try through Jonny Gray,

Alun Wyn Jones brings him down.

2:11:102:11:18

Finn Russell with little script

kick.

2:11:322:11:40

Again, they can afford to be a

little bit loose. Watkin takes it

2:11:402:11:44

in. Penalty to Scotland.

2:11:442:11:50

in. Penalty to Scotland. Finn

Russell gathers himself for a moment

2:11:512:11:53

and realises that kicking into the

corner might bring them something.

2:11:532:11:58

He has been impressive today hasn't

he? Real live wire, 16 carries.

2:12:012:12:08

Scored as well. A real thorn in the

side of Scotland. A lot of them

2:12:082:12:13

balls he's taken have been in

traffic, he's worked hard to break

2:12:132:12:16

free, an impressive game.

Scotland

gather enough trouble trying to

2:12:162:12:22

salvage something from the ruins of

this game but what a from Wales.

2:12:222:12:26

Talk about all the injuries they

have suffered and how many have

2:12:262:12:29

stood up. Filling the gaps left by

experienced players. Jamie Bhatti is

2:12:292:12:37

off to be patched up. Gordon Reid

coming back on. Not really time to

2:12:372:12:45

get the blood sorted out.

2:12:452:12:47

Trudging forward to the line-out,

Scotland. They have been a source of

2:12:532:12:57

pain for the visitors today. Lawson,

safe and short to Gilchrist. Scott

2:12:572:13:06

Lawson holding it at the back.

Advantage to Scotland. Penalty.

2:13:062:13:18

Wales coming in from the side.

Shingler the culprit on that

2:13:182:13:23

occasion.

The Welsh boys will love

seeing zero on the scoreboard and

2:13:232:13:29

want to keep it like that.

2:13:292:13:35

want to keep it like that.

Taken

down by Gilchrist. Scotland look for

2:13:362:13:38

something, a crumb in the final

moments. Lawson again holding it at

2:13:382:13:42

the back. Repelled burn-out, good

defence the referee.

The ball is

2:13:422:13:48

out.

Horne.

2:13:482:13:54

Laidlaw takes a moment and Worcester

Lawson but gives it to McCallum.

2:14:022:14:07

Barrels is way forward through

Tipuric. Barclay. Wales will be

2:14:072:14:12

desperate to keep Scotland at zero.

The ultimate you Malaysian. Scotland

2:14:122:14:16

within five metres. There is once

again McCallum. Lawson. Wilson on

2:14:162:14:26

his shoulder. John Barclay. This is

the most number of phases Scotland

2:14:262:14:36

have strung together. Hamish Watson.

Sideways and down and Scotland kept

2:14:362:14:46

it at bay. Just outside five metres.

Laidlaw looks towards the final two

2:14:462:14:55

minutes. Wilson.

2:14:552:15:00

minutes. Wilson. Grant Gilchrist

now, the second row forward.

2:15:022:15:06

Lowering his head and driving on.

Out wide to Horne, tries to flee

2:15:062:15:12

himself from Hadleigh Parkes but the

Welsh defence remains rock-solid.

2:15:122:15:19

Barclay and Reid in tandem, Lawson

to try to secure it. Still they come

2:15:222:15:27

but still they go no further, Jonny

Gray to ground. Ryan Wilson. Through

2:15:272:15:36

the medal goes Peter Horne and he's

in for the try. Scotland have

2:15:362:15:42

something, one small thing from this

match. Very much as he did in

2:15:422:15:47

Australia, straight through at the

breakdown but they are going to look

2:15:472:15:50

at it.

2:15:502:15:53

Finn Russell keen to take the

conversion, Alun Wyn Jones will not

2:15:582:16:01

have any of this. I will just stand

here.

I think the question will be

2:16:012:16:07

was he in front of the ball...

Perhaps if he was pulled on the

2:16:072:16:14

ball, I am not sure. Seems to be a

big gap for Peter Horne to walk

2:16:142:16:18

through. Scotland had to work hard

to get through the Welsh defence.

We

2:16:182:16:22

are going to put it on the screen

for you.

The TMO telling the referee

2:16:222:16:28

he will put it on the big screen

inside the stadium.

2:16:282:16:37

I think that's fine. Nothing wrong

with that.

It's fine. It's fine.

The

2:16:392:16:48

try is good and the conversion is

good. I don't think many tries have

2:16:482:16:51

been scored which have been

celebrated less than that one but it

2:16:512:16:55

is something for those who have

travelled today.

Just an example of

2:16:552:17:00

good discipline and ball retention,

a bit more direct at times and

2:17:002:17:04

sometimes the spaces they are. Good

awareness from Peter Horne seen it

2:17:042:17:07

right over the top, six or seven

metres to score. Slightly more

2:17:072:17:14

varied attack, probably needed more

of that in the first half but Peter

2:17:142:17:17

Horne gets his try.

Today's man of

the match?

So many candidates,

2:17:172:17:26

Halfpenny, Scott Williams, but for

me Shingler has been superb. He is

2:17:262:17:31

the man of the match.

Scotland try

and attack from the deepest depths.

2:17:312:17:41

Evans is there again. Carried on by

Elliot Dee, Shingler, what again he

2:17:412:17:50

has had. So many in the red, Bradley

Davies, trundling on. Downed by

2:17:502:17:57

Wilson, the final seconds of this

match, they have the victory and the

2:17:572:18:01

bonus point.

2:18:012:18:02

Davies through, Hadleigh Parkes

sending it out, he knows the game is

2:18:092:18:13

over. That's enough and what again,

what a victory, what a performance

2:18:132:18:17

by Wales.

One of the all-time greats

Six Nations performances when you

2:18:172:18:22

look at the players they had

missing, complete performance with

2:18:222:18:25

and without the ball. We all

expected a really tight and tense

2:18:252:18:30

affair which could have gone either

way but total dominance from Wales.

2:18:302:18:34

Fantastic way to start.

Scotland

will be bitterly disappointed.

2:18:342:18:40

Showed some glimmers in the first

half but far too inaccurate.

2:18:402:18:44

Disappointed to lose by that

scoreline but in the nature of the

2:18:442:18:47

Six Nations you dust yourself down,

Scotland face France next Sunday at

2:18:472:18:52

Murrayfield.

All the setbacks and

injuries for Wales but to them the

2:18:522:18:57

victory.

Cardiff remains a place of

little joy for Scottish rugby,

2:18:572:19:01

looking for their first victory here

since 2002. But it was not that, not

2:19:012:19:07

even close. All the promise of

November slips away with the turn of

2:19:072:19:12

the year, playing France at

Murrayfield. Wales with trips to

2:19:122:19:16

Twickenham and Dublin. What a start

from them. Victory here, 34-7.

2:19:162:19:21

STUDIO: Elements of that match where

in the current vernacular, mental.

2:19:232:19:32

But the facts and figures, Wales

winning nine consecutive home games

2:19:322:19:37

against Scotland, their 50th victory

under Warren Gatland, Scotland have

2:19:372:19:43

never won and opening Six Nations

fixture away from home.

2:19:432:19:45

Extraordinary.

I thought Wales were

tremendous. They kept the ball, they

2:19:452:19:54

kept possession. Went through the

phases. When the opportunity came

2:19:542:19:59

the new the defence was narrow.

Great result.

Let's go pitch side.

2:19:592:20:06

Man of the match Aaron Shingler,

could you have envisaged that

2:20:062:20:09

scoreline when you started earlier?

No. We did not, we expected a tight

2:20:092:20:17

game. It was a fast start to the Six

Nations. It was really good result

2:20:172:20:21

for us.

Particularly when everyone

has been focused on the injuries you

2:20:212:20:28

have had heading into this how proud

are you of the team?

It is massive,

2:20:282:20:34

great character especially in

defence. Towards the end we were

2:20:342:20:37

fighting hard. Great start.

Your own

performance, a few breaks out there

2:20:372:20:43

but you defended so well.

I was

pretty happy, man of the match is

2:20:432:20:47

special so I'm a happy man.

Congratulations, well done.

Thank

2:20:472:20:51

you.

Alun Wyn Jones,

congratulations, with all the noise

2:20:512:20:57

about how Scotland have played in

the autumn and the focus on Welsh

2:20:572:21:01

injuries, how are the emotions?

Bit

tired to be honest! Credit to

2:21:012:21:07

Scotland, how they have been

playing, that was a performance

2:21:072:21:10

board of respect for them. A lot has

been said about injuries on both

2:21:102:21:15

sides but we have to deal with the

people on the park so, that

2:21:152:21:19

performance is born out of respect

for them and we are pleased to start

2:21:192:21:23

like that. But it's a long campaign.

It might be easier to say when you

2:21:232:21:28

have won when injuries great

opportunities but you must be proud

2:21:282:21:31

of how they handled themselves?

Very

much so, I think there were

2:21:312:21:36

opportunities on both sides but

pleased with how some of our guys

2:21:362:21:39

took their opportunities. I thought

it was a credit to the squad.

2:21:392:21:46

Congratulations. Let's bring in

Scotland captain John Barclay. On

2:21:462:21:51

the flip side I imagine you're

pretty disappointed with that, you

2:21:512:21:54

could not have envisaged just one

score on the board when you started?

2:21:542:21:59

Yeah. I'm a bit speechless. A lot of

errors. In the autumn we had

2:21:592:22:05

accuracy in tempo and today we tried

that but without tempo you don't get

2:22:052:22:10

accuracy and that's the result.

How

easy is it to rid yourself of those

2:22:102:22:15

mistakes?

We will have a look,

individual mistakes, too many

2:22:152:22:21

tackles, we knew Wales were going to

be dangerous, missed a lot of

2:22:212:22:24

tackles up the end of the pitch and

the line-out did not function that

2:22:242:22:28

well. When we had the ball we give

it away too easily.

Pretty good

2:22:282:22:32

recipe to lose a match. Small

consolation getting the score at the

2:22:322:22:36

end but how important was it to

leave without zero?

It's hard to

2:22:362:22:42

find positives. I'm sure there will

be some but Wales were superb today,

2:22:422:22:47

well done to them but we have a lot

of work to do.

It's the hope which

2:22:472:22:55

kills you isn't it? Look at this

league table after one game. For

2:22:552:22:58

what it is worth. The key element,

five points for Wales and none for

2:22:582:23:03

Scotland is the fact that the fourth

of try for Wales was very debatable.

2:23:032:23:09

Not because of the finish for Steff

Evans but because of I think the

2:23:092:23:13

camera will show, a definite forward

pass. Would you agree that perhaps a

2:23:132:23:21

little fortunate?

Looking again,

yes, that is forward. I cannot even

2:23:212:23:31

defend that as a Welshman. But I

have to say. I cannot remember many

2:23:312:23:36

times when Wales played that well. I

am going to be a bit biased but I

2:23:362:23:40

thought it was brilliant. They mixed

up play physically, taking chances

2:23:402:23:45

and played to space. I thought it

was a stunning performance. From

2:23:452:23:51

1-23 everybody played the role and

it was a great game.

Brilliant

2:23:512:23:56

finish by Steff Evans. That decision

did not affect this game but you

2:23:562:23:59

never know what that one extra

point, the bonus point could make

2:23:592:24:03

out the end of the Six Nations.

Wales deserved the bonus point, the

2:24:032:24:07

gulf between the two unfortunately

today was so wide. But when the

2:24:072:24:11

referee asked if there was a reason

I cannot award the try then they

2:24:112:24:15

could go back to the pass? That was

missed by the TMO.

Scotland.

A

2:24:152:24:22

sobering experience. You heard John

Barclay say they wanted to play with

2:24:222:24:28

the same tempo they did in the

autumn and they tried the first half

2:24:282:24:31

in particular and they didn't have

the accuracy. You have to make sure

2:24:312:24:35

you are mistake free or as good as

possible and they didn't, they did

2:24:352:24:39

not have variety. It was just wide,

wide and when that wasn't working

2:24:392:24:43

they did not have a plan B. Until

the end when actually that passage

2:24:432:24:47

of play which led to the try was

what they needed to do to mix up

2:24:472:24:55

the. When you do that you suck in

the Welsh defence and then they

2:24:552:24:58

found the gap through the middle. I

think Scotland need to go back this

2:24:582:25:01

week and not panic because they get

down to a really bad day at the

2:25:012:25:04

office and make sure the accuracy is

right. Too easy to defend in that

2:25:042:25:08

first half in particular.

I think

coming off a big win like they did

2:25:082:25:14

against Australia, scoring easy

tries late on you think they come

2:25:142:25:17

down here, talking about how we will

play, we've been in teams are done

2:25:172:25:22

it, you take your eye of the

physicality. However you playing

2:25:222:25:26

rugby at any level, particularly

Test match rugby you cannot lose

2:25:262:25:29

physical battles like today. All

over the field, you will lose the

2:25:292:25:34

game. Fundamentals fell to bits.

Heavily beaten. Jonny Gray go

2:25:342:25:40

through early on and if they score

it could be different but it wasn't.

2:25:402:25:44

They were so complicit in the own

defeat.

You could see the intensity

2:25:442:25:49

was far greater today in the

Australia Scotland game, Scotland

2:25:492:25:52

played well and scored great tries

but if they want to play that type

2:25:522:25:55

of game the execution has got to be

spot on and it wasn't today and they

2:25:552:26:01

have two front up a little bit

better.

If you're simplifying the

2:26:012:26:06

game, the tactics and the battle

between the coaches, Gregor

2:26:062:26:10

Townsend's first match in charge of

Scotland, Warren Gatland's 51st Six

2:26:102:26:15

Nations game, was it a tactical

battle Warren Gatland won? Perhaps

2:26:152:26:20

they expected Scotland would do

that?

We knew how Scotland wanted to

2:26:202:26:25

play so there is no surprise but

when you play teams you know what

2:26:252:26:27

they will do for most of the game.

You play the All Blacks and you know

2:26:272:26:31

what they will do and you cannot

stop them. Scotland had to do it

2:26:312:26:35

better but they played into the

Welsh hands, they had the bit

2:26:352:26:38

between their teeth for physicality

and show you we are not underdogs

2:26:382:26:42

and all that played into Wales

hands. The first try was an

2:26:422:26:47

interception. They gave Wales that.

They had to respond the right way.

2:26:472:26:51

What they do is miss the tackle and

Wales are right through them again.

2:26:512:26:57

They then get the scrum and get

penalised. We cannot compound

2:26:572:27:00

mistakes away from home because you

will get done. 14-0 down and then

2:27:002:27:06

it's a long way back. Playing the

way they are trying to play.

2:27:062:27:09

Shingler might have got man of the

match

2:27:092:27:11

Shingler might have got man of the

match but I'm sure people watching

2:27:112:27:13

at home will have been seeing why

not Leigh Halfpenny, great

2:27:132:27:16

goal-kicking and two tries.

I'm

trying to think if you made a

2:27:162:27:21

mistake, that is why he plays.

People who criticise him I don't

2:27:212:27:26

think understand the game that well.

He is a world-class player and he

2:27:262:27:30

rarely puts a foot wrong. I know him

personally and I know he wants to

2:27:302:27:35

develop his attacking game. Today

was a perfect display. Even when he

2:27:352:27:40

had backfield cover I thought he

worked really well, covered every

2:27:402:27:43

attacking option Scotland provided

from a kicking point of view. I am

2:27:432:27:47

really glad he stepped in and made

himself another option in attack.

2:27:472:27:51

Delighted for him to score twice.

2:27:512:27:52

himself another option in attack.

Delighted for him to score twice.

He

2:27:522:27:54

has been under pressure in the

region and not been getting his

2:27:542:27:57

place, but it's a great move for him

to go and play for Scarlets and the

2:27:572:28:02

way they play, it's a great place

for him to regain his confidence as

2:28:022:28:05

a full-back. This will do him the

world of good, did not rush in, kept

2:28:052:28:11

the width because he saw the

Scottish defence was narrow.

2:28:112:28:15

Everyone will be delighted.

The way

Shingler played personified how

2:28:152:28:21

Wales gave Leigh those

opportunities, because they were so

2:28:212:28:26

physical, the defence was good.

What

a start. Could be quite night in

2:28:262:28:32

Cardiff tonight! Thank you for your

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opera always begins with the most

dramatic storyline but don't think

2:28:352:28:41

anyone in the 75,000 who were here

today could have predicted that

2:28:412:28:44

scenario. So what does the second

instalment of Six Nations 2018 have

2:28:442:28:49

in store for us? We are off to Paris

in a couple of moments time for

2:28:492:28:53

France against Ireland. From

Cardiff, goodbye.

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And the Six Nations is with us once

again. Interception! Opportunity for

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Wales. Harris cannot get there. Try

for Wales! Leigh Halfpenny, and he's

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in, it is two tries in 12 minutes.

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Wales are in total control.

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Try coming, Leigh Halfpenny! And

there it is for Wales.

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John Inverdale presents live coverage of the opening Six Nations clash between Wales and Scotland from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The Scottish won the last meeting between these sides 29-13, with 19 of those points coming from the boot of Finn Russell.

Expert studio analysis is provided by Jonathan Davies, Martin Johnson, Andy Nicol and Sam Warburton, while commentary comes from Andrew Cotter, Martyn Williams and Chris Paterson.