Scotland edge Wales to win in Llanelli


Scotland earn first Six Nations victory in Wales since 2002 in Super Saturday’s trio of championship Tests. England next travel to play Italy in Rome (4.45pm), while France host Ireland in Paris later (8.05pm).

Last Updated: 31/10/20 4:25pm

Scotland celebrate a first victory in Wales for 18 years – stretching back to 2002

Stuart McInally’s try and a penalty each from Finn Russell, Adam Hastings and Stuart Hogg was enough for Scotland to earn a first Six Nations win in Wales since 2002, 14-10 in Llanelli.

In a scrappy first half, Scotland hit the front after 10 minutes when Russell struck over a penalty – having missed an earlier effort – for a deserved 3-0 advantage.

Wales responded with the opening try as prop Rhys Carre barrelled over from close range, following a Scotland set-piece error as Fraser Brown overthrew a lineout seven metres or so from his own try-line.

Scotland’s playmaker Russell limped off directly after the opening try, as things looked to turn against the visitors, but Gregor Townsend’s men managed the Test the better thereafter to secure victory.

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