2023 Guinness Six Nations

BT Murrayfield

Full-Time

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35 - 7
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5
Tries
1
Turner30′
Steyn51′
Steyn58′
Kinghorn71′
Fagerson79′
34′Owens
2
Conversions
1
Russell32′
Russell53′
36′Biggar
2
Penalties
0
Russell9′
Russell15′
0
Drop Goals
0
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Recap

Scotland equalled their biggest score against Wales (35 points) and recorded their biggest winning margin against them of 28 points.

Tries from George Turner, Kyle Steyn (2), Blair Kinghorn and Matt Fagerson gave Scotland their second straight win in the 2023 Guinness Six Nations.

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BT Murrayfield rises for the home team

Scotland come forward and applaud the West Stand. The applause is returned tenfold by the home supporters.

Finn Russell is presented his My Name’5 Doddie Foundation Player of the Match award by Doddie’s sons.

Scotland have won the 2023 Doddie Weir Cup! COME ON!!!!

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A RECORD WIN!

That’s it! We beat Wales by 28 points, a record margin.

What a second half from Scotland.

We’re two from two for the first time in the Six Nations.

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Emotional Jamie

They did it for Doddie.

78

Penalty 5m out

Just after Finn Fantastic is named as the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation Player of the Match, we win another penalty at the ruck and kick to the corner again. Maul incoming…

80

GAME-ENDING PENALTY!

Wales attack, but Scotland steal the ball on the floor and win the penalty.

That, will surely, be that.

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Trophy time!

Jamie Ritchie raises the Doddie Weir Cup aloft. He couldn’t look any prouder to be doing so. A smile as big as the winning margin.

There were 22 (TWENTY TWO) unanswered points for Scotland in that second half!

58

RUSSELL TO STEYN AGAIN!!

Finn is feeling good now.

The maul isn’t going anywhere, so our fly-half demands the ball and kicks it across to Steyn on the right, who gathers and goes over!

CHAMPAGNE RUGBY!

77

We kick to the corner…

We look so dangerous every time we come forward.

We win a penalty on the left and kick for the corner once more…

79

FAGERSON SEALS THE MATT-CH

IT’S A FIFTH SCOTTISH TRY!

The maul drives infield, and after one carry from the forwards, who else but Finn Russell finds a looping pass out to Matt Fagerson on the left wing in acres of space.

Relentless and elegant in equal measure.

73

Wales chance

We don’t exit well, as the kick goes straight out just outside our 22.

Wales will attack from there.

74

Held up!

Wales get over the line, but Matt Fagerson holds it up brilliantly!

We will kick clear from the try line.

67

Penalty for Scotland!

Wales are nearly through, but a knock on gives possession back.

Russell clears to the edge of the 22, and from the resulting lineout maul Scotland are given the scrum.

And then Scotland win the scrum penalty! We clear to about 35 metres out.

70

Pen again – almost at the 22

We maul from the lineout and Wales are pinged.

As Finn kicks to the edge of Wales’ 22, “Flower of Scotland” rings out around BT Murrayfield.

71

KING BLAIRHORN!!!

BONUS POINT TRY!

The ball is worked out to the left, where Duhan causes damage as he has done all afternoon.

He passes inside to Blair Kinghorn, who is too quick for the covering defenders!

This has been an amazing second half!

62

Obstruction

Duhan looked to be through there, but play is stopped for a block from Jamie Ritchie.

Wales kick to our 22.

59'

Scotland changes

Just before the hour mark we make two more changes:

George Horne replaces Ben White at scrum-half
Fraser Brown replaces George Turner at hooker

65

Wales penalty five out

Wales build the phases. Ritchie thinks he has the turnover, but instead is penalised himself.

Wales opt for a scrum five.

66

Triple change

Zander, Schoe and Gilchrist come off, and Nel, Bhatti and Jonny Gray replace them.

56

Up to the 22

Turner is having a busy day. He carries hard and Wales are soon penalised for offside.

We kick to their 22.

52

STEYNOOOOOO!!

WHAT AN OFFLOAD FROM FINN FANTASTIC!

He dummies, gets all the way to the line and, cool as only Finn can be, chucks a one-handed underarm throw to Kyle Steyn, who dots down in the corner.

SUBLIME.

57

Yellow for Liam

Another penalty against Wales, and this time Liam Williams goes to the bin.

We kick it into the corner…

61

Kick tennis

A few kicks from either team there, and it’s ended with a lineout for Scotland on halfway.

49

Brilliant attack!

Scotland get the ball and ship it left, and Duhan makes massive ground.

Wales are then penalised at the ruck, and Finn kicks it into the corner…

51

Another penalty

Scotland win the lineout and Wales are penalised for side entry at the maul.

Dan Biggar is warned for his side’s ill-discipline by the referee.

It’s kicked into the corner again by Finn…

43

Good defence again!

Scotland are defending phase play well.

Wales are penalised for side entry, and we exit our 22 to halfway.

Turner is back on from his yellow card, meaning Brown has gone off and Crosbie has come back on.

46

50/22 from Finn!

Blair Kinghorn gets us up the park with a pacey run up the left.

We’re not getting far, but Finn spots a gap and puts through a grubber into the 22!

Scotland ball, about 10 metres out.

47

Lost it on the line!

Turner gets right up to the line, but loses the ball whilst reaching to place it!

Scotland are then penalised for a high tackle.

HT

Russell-ing up the points

The other eight points for Scotland came from the boot of Finn Russell.

 

HT

Turner scores the only try

George Turner bullied his way over the line for Scotland’s only try of the half.

44

Forced change

Crosbie has had to come off injured, and is replaced by Dempsey.

HT

Teams back out

The teams return.

Scotland are still down to 14 after George Turner’s yellow card.

41

Second half begins!

Biggar kicks off.

COME ON SCOTLAND!

40

Wales in our 22

With seconds left in this half, Wales are awarded a breakdown penalty and kick into our 22.

36'

Brown for Crosbie

Fraser Brown comes onto the pitch to replace Luke Crosbie just before the end of the first half

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We survive!

Wales get very close to the line, but a misplaced pass goes out and half time is called.

We lead by six at the break in a contest that has heated up as it has gone on.

33

High tackle check against Scotland…

We’re having a look at a high tackle by the man who has just scored a try, George Turner.

George North was the man who went down.

33

Yellow for Turner

An interesting few minutes for George, that. He sees yellow and apologises to North on his way off.

34

Wales kick to the corner…

Zander is penalised for not rolling, and Wales kick it to the left corner…

35

Wales on the board

From the lineout, Wales maul their way over the line and captain Ken Owens dots down in the left corner.

Biggar’s conversion is good.

31

Terrific Turner

 

George Turner scores our first try of the afternoon. His ninth in a Scotland jersey for a total of 45 points

30

5m out!

Another penalty into the corner..

31

3/3

Finn makes it 3/3 as he converts Turners try.

31

HE HAS!!!

HE’S GROUNDED IT!

George turned himself on the floor, to ground the ball over his head whilst he was lying on his back.

The conversion is good from Finn.

31

HAS TURNER SCORED???

We’re going to the TMO, George Turner thinks he’s scored from the maul!

24

Wales kicking at goal

Scotland are penalised again at the scrum, but this time it’s a penalty.

Dan Biggar will kick at goal from just under 40 metres.

19

Wales 5m out… but not for long!

Wales have a penalty, and kick to the corner.

But Richie Gray pinches the lineout! Scotland clear to the edge of the 22.

29

Scotland kick into the 22!

Scotland pick up another penalty in midfield, and kick it into Wales’ 22…

22

Scotland penalised

Sione is now penalised for an extra roll on the ground, and Wales kick into our half.

They gather the lineout, but knock it on in midfield. Scotland have the scrum.

25

Wide!

Biggar hooks it left, and Scotland survive.

But they’ve kicked the restart from the 22 straight out, so it’s a Welsh lineout on the 22.

27

Jamie jackals!

Wales attack, but Scotland look resilient in their own 22.

And Jamie Ritchie wins the penalty at the breakdown! He was rapid to latch on to that.

20

Five metre scrum for Wales

Wales come forward again, and Josh Adams’ kick through is gathered by Duhan van der Merwe.

But he’s tackled over the try line, and Wales scrum down five metres from our line.

9

The words of Jim Hamilton

“That was the first real attacking opportunity. It was great from Sione.

“A lovely kick from Finn,  but the scramble defence was amazing from Wales.

“Both teams will be happy with the three points.”

The words of Jim Hamilton after the opening points.

21

Penalty Scotland!

Scotland survive! Wales’ backs are offside at the scrum.

We clear as far as our 10 metre line.

8

Scotland kicking for posts

What a break from Huw Jones!

Sione gives him a tidy wee pass, and he breaks into the Wales 22.

Scotland can’t capitalise, but Wales are offside and Finn will kick at goal from in front of the posts.

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Finn slots a penalty (twice)

 

Finn opens this afternoons’ scoring with two successful penalty kicks at goal in the first 15minutes of the game.

15

Three more points!

Yep, straight through the sticks!

Scotland lead by six.

5

Scotland scrum again

Scotland are penalised at the scrum, and Wales kick the free-kick high.

They knock it on though, so Scotland get another scrum just outside the 22.

8

It’s good!

Easy for Finn. Scotland have the first three points.

4

Wales lineout not straight

Wales start brightly, and kick high for Finn Russell, who calls the mark and kicks out at halfway.

Wales’ lineout isn’t straight, and Scotland will have the scrum on the right hand side.

15

Another kick at the posts

Wales are penalised for not releasing, and Finn is going to kick at goal again.

This one is about 30 metres out, just left of the posts.

16:41

Here they come!

The teams emerge to a thunderous roar from BT Murrayfield!

We’ll now have the anthems.

16:47

Final moments

BT Murrayfield sing the anthems in typically emphatic style.

Kick off is seconds away!

14

Early change

Stuart Hogg has had to come off, unfortunately. Blair Kinghorn enters proceedings.

Scotland have a lineout here on the Wales 22.

16:05

Peter Vardy Lead the Charge brings the team home

16:29

Warmups complete!

Scotland have headed back into the sheds for the final preparations.

Just fifteen minutes to go until the 2023 Doddie Weir Cup gets underway.

16:00

Straight out to the pitch

16:01

The matchball arrives!

At the same time as Jamie Ritchie’s shirt presentation, Rob Wainwright arrived with today’s match ball!

The ball has made a 500 mile journey with a team of cyclists in just 52 hours to raise money for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

A huge thank you and congratulations to all involved!

16:15

Team reminder

Here’s a reminder of your Scotland team for today.

Just one change from last week, as Zander Fagerson comes back into the team.

Half an hour to go! The atmosphere is building at BT Murrayfield.

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We’re underway!

Finn Russell gets the game underway.

COME ON SCOTLAND!

15:30

Get kitted out for Scotland

Don’t forget to pick up your Macron Scotland kit to show your support for the team!

You can shop online HERE or head to one of our stores:

BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh: Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm
Queen Street, Glasgow: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm & Sun 10am-5pm

16:22

Twickenham throwback

Scotland kicked off their 2023 Guinness Six Nations with a 29-23 win away to England last weekend.

Tries from Huw Jones and Ben White, and an incredible double from Duhan van der Merwe, secured Scotland the bonus point win.

15:57

Poignant moment at Murrayfield

Today’s Scotland team are in the building.

There was a special moment on arrival, where captain Jamie Ritchie set a number 5 Jersey with the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation tartan on it down on at the Doddie statue.

14:15

The calm before the storm…

15:45

1 hour to go!

Scotland will take to the field to take on Wales in an hour’s time.

Don’t forget you can keep up-to-date with all the action right here with in-game updates and stats from 4.45pm GMT.

14:45

A close up on the Doddie Cup

15:40

Scotland tickets still available

Tickets are still available for Scotland’s final match in the 2023 Guinness Six Nations against Italy at BT Murrayfield on Saturday 18 March, kick-off 12.30pm.

Secure your tickets here

12.10

Match timings

Here is when today’s match in Edinburgh kicks off in different parts of the world.

14:10

Changing room ready

14:30

Have you downloaded our new animated emoticons yet?

12:15

Train disruption

If you’re coming to BT Myrrayfield this afternoon there are problems with the trains coming across the Forth Rail Bridge. Please check before you travel.

12:30

Match Day Info

There is lots to do at BT Murrayfield this afternoon with the West Fan Village opening at 1.45pm and general turnstiles at 2.45pm. The Scotland team are due to arrive at 3pm.

08:40

Good morning!

It’s a big day ahead as we welcome Wales to BT Murrayfield in Round 2 of the Guinness Six Nations, with both teams battling it out for the Doddie Weir Cup.

Kick-off is at 4.45pm GMT and you can follow all the action right here with in-game updates and live stats.

80:00 Second Half End

81:44

Webb

78:08

Fagerson

71:51

Harris
Tuipulotu

70:15

Kinghorn

65:56

Davies
Jenkins

64:30

Brown
Lewis

64:29

Baldwin
Owens

64:28

Gray
Gilchrist

64:27

Nel
Fagerson

64:26

Bhatti
Schoeman

58:57

Cuthbert
Adams

58:56

Horne
White

58:55

Brown
Turner

57:22

Steyn

56:50

Patchell
Biggar

56:49

Webb
Williams

56:10

Williams

52:29

Faletau
Morgan

52:28

Carré
Jones

52:11

Russell

50:51

Steyn

44:08

Dempsey
Crosbie

42:37

Crosbie
Brown

40:00 First Half End

40:03

North
Cuthbert

36:44

Brown
Crosbie

35:06

Biggar

33:59

Owens

33:23

Cuthbert
North

32:18

Turner

31:06

Russell

29:48

Turner

14:51

Russell

13:06

Kinghorn
Hogg

08:07

Russell

Kick-off 4:45 pm

tries

5

conversion goals

2

penalty goals

2

kick success

30

possession

50

tackles

166

scrums won

2

lineouts won

19

clean breaks

10

turnovers conceded

9

yellow cards

1

red cards

0

tries

1

conversion goals

1

penalty goals

0

kick success

25

possession

50

tackles

135

scrums won

3

lineouts won

11

clean breaks

1

turnovers conceded

10

yellow cards

2

red cards

0

Scotland Men

Wales