Re-watch welsh win from 2017 Six Nations

Re-watch welsh win from 2017 Six Nations

This Friday, Scottish Rugby will be replaying the win over Wales from the 2017 Six Nations Championship as-live. Join us to watch together on Facebook and YouTube from 7pm BST, powered by BT. Ahead of the match, here is a reminder of this classic encounter by way of setting the scene, sharing the team news and some post-match key quotes.

Setting the scene

The RBS 6 Nations 2017 Championship started well for the Scots, with a capacity crowd in Edinburgh witnessing a 27-22 win over Ireland in Round 1 to get their campaign off to the best possible start. The team then travelled to Paris for Round 2 and after a close fought battle at Stade de France, the hosts came out 22-16 victors.

Scotland returned home to face Wales in the third round, looking to register their first win against such opposition in a decade.

Tune in on Friday at 7pm BST on Facebook and YouTube to watch all of the action from the fixture.

The teams

The two sides named for Scotland v Wales on 25 February 2017 at BT Murrayfield:


Forwards: Gordon Reid, Fraser Brown, Zander Fagerson, Richie Gray, Jonny Gray, John Barclay (C), John Hardie, Ryan Wilson.

Backs: Ali Price, Finn Russell, Tim Visser, Alex Dunbar, Huw Jones, Tommy Seymour, Stuart Hogg.

Replacements: Ross Ford, Allan Dell, Simon Berghan, Tim Swinson, Hamish Watson, Henry Pyrgos, Duncan Weir, Mark Bennett.


Forwards: Rob Evans, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Jake Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (C), Sam Warburton, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty.

Backs: Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar, Liam Williams, Scott Williams, Jonathan Davies, George North, Leigh Halfpenny.

Replacements: Scott Baldwin, Nicky Smith, Samson Lee, Luke Charteris, Taulupe Faletau, Gareth Davies, Sam Davies. Jamie Roberts.

​The action

Friday’s full match replay will tell the tale of Scotland beating Wales for the first time in a decade by way of a 29-13 success at BT Murrayfield.

A strong start from the Welsh saw them take a 13-9 interval lead, thanks to a converted Liam Williams try and two successful penalties from Leigh Halfpenny. Scotland’s first half points came courtesy of three penalty kicks from Finn Russell to ensure that the arrears stood at four points going into the changing rooms.

The hosts turned the tables in the second period and grabbed converted scores from Tommy Seymour and Tim Visser, the latter of which saw Stuart Hogg’s quick hands put Visser over for what would be a 13th and penultimate international try. Two more penalties for Russell gave the Man of the Match a personal haul of 19 as he put in a flawless kicking display in addition to his usual creative offering.

​After the whistle

Scotland coach Vern Cotter: “I’m really happy for a number of reasons. We set out to win the game but at half-time we weren’t particularly well placed to do that.

“The players adjusted well after the break and I thought we scored a couple of nice tries and transferred pressure back onto Wales. We decided we could influence the outcome if we did a few things. I’m very proud of that response.

Behind the scenes look

Take a look behind the scenes of the Scotland v Wales match including the build-up to the match in Edinburgh and the post-match reaction as Scotland secure the win at home.

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