2023 TikTok Women's Six Nations

DAM Health Stadium

Full-Time

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3
Tries
5
Skeldon34′
Grant48′
Rollie66′
3′Tuipulotu
29′Pyrs
42′Pyrs
52′Tuipulotu
79′Lewis
2
Conversions
3
Nelson35′
Nelson49′
30′Bevan
44′Bevan
80′Snowsill
1
Penalties
1
Nelson28′
74′Snowsill
0
Drop Goals
0
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Wales take the win

It’s a 34-22 win for Wales in Edinburgh.

79

Wales seal the win

Wales overpower Scotland at the scrum and win the ball, and substitute Lewis is on hand to dive over.

The game will restart with seven seconds left.

80

Final change

Skeldon comes off for the dying seconds, and Jodie Rettie will take her place.

73

Wales take the three

After a succession of carries, Wales are awarded the penalty five metres out in front of the posts. They opt for the three points, giving them a five point lead with seven to go.

74

Change at centre

Meryl Smith comes off, and Beth Blacklock is on for a second cap.

68

Double change

Coreen Grant and Lyndsay O’Donnell come off, and Liz Musgrove and Eva Donaldson come on.

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Wales go close but knock it on

Again, it’s phase after phase of direct rugby from Wales. They get up to our five metre line, but there’s a knock on.

Scotland will attack from deep as we look to salvage the game.

63

More excellent counter rucking!

Wales’ attack is thwarted again, as the Scots pile into a ruck and cause havoc. We’re then awarded the penalty as Wales use their hands in the ruck.

We’ll attack from just inside Wales’ half.

66

SHE’S ON A ROLL-IE!

Two tries in two games for Chloe Rollie!

After Orr’s half-break on the right, the ball is worked out to Rollie on the left, who sprints past a first defender and dances around a second!

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Further change

Scotland have a scrum on their own 22.

Before that, Leah Bartlett will be replaced by Anne Young.

60

Penalty the other way

From the first phase, Scotland concede a turnover penalty of their own.

Wales kick to Scotland’s 10 this time.

57

Double change

Mattinson and Belisle make way, and Mairi McDonald and Elliann Clarke come on to replace them.

55

High tackle

Scotland attack from left to right, with Emma Orr getting outside the defender. Her pass to Grant goes out, but we’ll come back for a high tackle on Chloe Rollie on the left.

Scotland kick to Wales’ 22.

62

Orr Blimey!

Wales attack up the left, but Emma Orr shows the backs can win jackal penalties too! It’s very stop-start just now.

Scotland kick just inside Wales’ half, but lose it at the lineout.

59

Another steal from Evie!

Another long spell of possession from Wales, but Evie Gallagher gets right in there at a ruck and wins another turnover penalty!

Scotland kick to Wales’ 10m line.

49

Another two from Nelson!

53

Bonus point for Wales

Wales go through the phases, making metres through the forwards. They get right up to the line, and Tuipulotu gets a second from close range.

45

Penalty for Scotland

Line breaks from Belisle and Louise McMillan get Scotland deep into Welsh territory.

They’ll have the penalty for a high tackle as well, which is kicked to the corner.

47

Scrum time

The attack from Scotland doesn’t quite work out, but they’ll have the put in at a scrum ten metres out.

48

OUR WISHES ARE GRANT-ED!

It’s a first Scotland try for Coreen Grant!

Smith takes the ball from the scrum in midfield, and gives it to Nelson. Grant was sprinting in from the right hand side, and took the ball at full speed to run under the posts.

HT

Nudge from Nelson

Scotland’s other five points game from the boot of Helen Nelson, who slotted a penalty and conversion.

HT

Loud Lana

Lana Skeldon grabbed Scotland’s only try of the half after a powerful maul from the forwards.

42

Third try Wales

Smith’s clearance from kick off is charged down, and Wales carry through the forwards.

Scotland defend valiantly, but Pyrs is over again.

40

Turnover

Strong carries up to the line, but Wales win the turnover penalty and kick to their 22.

41

Back underway!

COME ON SCOTLAND!!!

HT

Half time

The lineout is knocked on, and that brings an end to an exciting first half.

40

Another penalty

Scotland were inches away there on several occasions!

Wales intercept Meryl Smith’s pass, but they’re offside and we kick to the corner again…

40

Yellow for Wales

The lineout goes wrong for Wales this time, and Skeldon charges forward!

Wales give away the penalty five metres out, and a yellow card is brandished to Lake.

Scotland opt for the scrum.

38

Momentum with Scotland

Scotland’s kick out to the left nearly works for McGhie, but dribbles out of play.

Wales are not straight with the throw though, and Scotland scrum down inside their opponents’ half.

39

McGhie-in it laldy!

A break through the middle from McGhie! We’re within five metres…

30

Sinclair back on

Rachel McLachlan can’t continue, and Eilidh Sinclair comes back on for her.

34

A CLASSIC LANA MAUL TRY!

Scotland get the maul going brilliantly, and Lana Skeldon goes over the line at the back!

29

Second try for Wales

Wales break through the middle through Harries, and a phase later Pyrs scores under the posts.

35

Just two behind

Successful conversion from Nelson!

32

Scotland penalty

Wales are penalised in midfield for not rolling away, and Scotland kick to Wales’ 22 on the left.

33

Not rolling again

Wales are penalised for not rolling once more, and Scotland have the penalty about 10 metres out in front of the posts.

Nelson will kick to the left corner.

28

Three from the tee!

A deft touch from the right boot of Nelson gives Scotland our first points!

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McGhie up the left

That was a good bit of play from the Scottish backs and there’s some space on the left for McGhie, but she’s tackled into touch.

Wales have the lineout inside their half.

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Scotland penalty

Scotland have a lineout on the left, but it’s stolen by Wales.

But they are deemed to have played the jumper in the air, so Scotland have the penalty.

We kick into Wales’ 22 on the left.

18

Scrum Wales

Scotland kick clear and then think they’ve won the turnover, but knock on is the calll.

27

Penalty five metres out

Great carries from Skeldon, Gallagher and Christine Belisle, and Wales are penalised for not rolling away just five metres from their line.

Helen Nelson will have a shot at goal.

15

Second try for Wales?

The lineout leads to a maul, which gets close. After some pick and goes from the forwards, Harries goes over.

But we’re looking at a potential offside in the last phase…

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No try!

Harries is adjudged to have been in front of the ball when she grabbed it out of the ruck, and Scotland will have the penalty.

As the crowds blows a sigh of relief, Scotland exit to just inside their 10m line.

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A Skel-full steal!

Another jackal penalty for Scotland! This time it’s Lana Skeldon who is first to the breakdown and too strong for Wales!

Scotland kick into Wales’ half.

12

Scrum for the hosts

Scotland have had plenty of ball so far, but are yet to really break through the Welsh defence.

After a few half-breaks, Wales turn the ball over, but they knock it on and Scotland will have the scrum on their own 22.

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Turnover

The lineout doesn’t go to plan, and Wales will have the scrum five metres from their line after a knock on.

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Penalty for either side

First, Evie Gallagher wins an excellent jackal penalty at the breakdown, but then Scotland are penalised for offside.

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Wales kick to corner

Wales win the penalty at the scrum, and kick to the right corner.

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50:22!

Scotland turn the ball over in midfield, and Caity Mattinson sticks boot to ball.

It’s rolled out nicely into the 22, and Scotland will have the lineout!

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Penalty Wales

Wales break the line, but Francesca McGhie makes an excellent cover tackle.

But Wales get a penalty on the left and kick to the corner.

13

Return of McLach

Rachel McLachlan has passed her HIA, and returns to the field of play. Sinclair comes back off.

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5m out…

Scotland win a penalty from the lineout, and kick it into the right corner.

4

First try to the Welsh

From the lineout, Tuipulotu grabs the ball and smashes over in the left corner.

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Kick off!

COME ON SCOTLAND!!!

16:28

Here come the teams!

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Early change

Scotland are forced into a change. Rachel McLachlan has gone off for an HIA, and on comes Eilidh Sinclair.

16:07

Warming up

Scotland are out on the pitch, warmups are underway.

16:30

Anthems

That’s the anthems done. Scotland huddle up on their 10m line as we await kick off.

Meryl Smith will get us underway, with Scotland attacking the Riverside Stand at DAM Health Stadium.

16:21

Back to the changing rooms

After one final huddle, Scotland are back in the changing rooms.

15:59

Late change for Wales

Wales have made an amendment to their bench for this evening’s contest – Robyn Wilkins comes in to replace Lleucu George and will wear the number 22 shirt.

16:15

Team Arrival

16:11

The best Laid plans

It’s a first home game as Attach Coach for Chris Laidlaw!

16:30

Fans are getting ready to cheer on Scotland!

08:00

It’s Game Day!

Scotland take on Wales in their first home game of the 2023 TikTok Women’s Six Nations at DAM Health Stadium in Edinburgh (kick-off 5.30pm GMT).

We’ll be providing live match updates and pre-match build-up here in the Match Centre from 2pm. Watch the game live on BBC Two/BBC iPlayer.

08:15

Kick-off times around the World

14:00

Behind the fixture

Scotland and Wales have a fierce rivalry, and both have a point to prove at DAM Health today. Wales opened their TikTok Women’s Six Nations campaign with a win over Ireland last week, and will be looking to continue their winning streak, while Scotland chase their first win of the tournament.

The sides last met in the RWC pool stages, where Wales clinched a win in the 84th minute by a penalty kick. The closeness of this game was not a surprise: each of the last four games between Scotland and Wales have been decided by a margin of seven points or fewer (18-15, 24-19, 27-20, 15-17).

14:30

The Opposition

14:45

Match Guide

Get ready for the game with our new digital match guide, including exclusive interviews with Francesca McGhie and Coreen Grant.

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14:15

Your Scotland team

Scotland Head Coach Bryan Easson has named an unchanged squad to face Wales, READ MORE

15:00

Inside Training

Hear from Attack Coach Chris Laidlaw in training camp this week.

15:15

Caity Mattinson on the pod

Alongside host Caroline Blair they discuss Caity’s Scotland debut during the Rugby World Cup 2021 Final Qualification Tournament match against Colombia – after the new eligibility rule meant Caity qualified to play for Scotland in 2022.

Born in Inverness and playing rugby since age seven Caroline explores Caity’s passion for the sport, her sense of belonging in the squad and what to expect from this year’s TikTok Women’s Six Nations.

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – MARCH 31: Caity Mattinson during a Scotland Women’s team run at the DAM Health Stadium, on March 31, 2023, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)

15:30

Head Coach Bryan Easson on team selection

15:45

Access Scotland Camp

Our Access Scotland Camp series connects you to your team! Join host Emma Wassell alongside Chloe Rollie and Caity Mattinson as they chat about learnings from the opening match against England, review some community clips, answer fan questions and look ahead to their first home game against Wales.

16:00

Team Run

Take a look into Team Run on Friday as the team made their final preparations HERE

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – MARCH 31: Emma Orr during a Scotland Women’s team run at the DAM Health Stadium, on March 31, 2023, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)

80:00 Second Half End

79:53

Rettie
Skeldon

79:52

Bluck
Neumann

79:51

Wilkins
Snowsill

79:50

Phillips
Jones

79:49

Hale
Tuipulotu

79:48

Hope
Pyrs

79:40

Snowsill

78:15

Lewis

73:31

Blacklock
Smith

73:27

Snowsill

68:32

Young
Bartlett

66:44

Musgrove
Grant

66:43

Donaldson
O'Donnell

66:42

John
Fleming

65:05

Rollie

63:18

Williams
Harries

60:03

Lewis
Bevan

56:15

McDonald
Mattinson

56:14

Clarke
Belisle

51:55

Tuipulotu

48:06

Nelson

47:01

Grant

40:00 First Half End

43:05

Bevan

41:46

Pyrs

39:53

Lake

34:40

Nelson

33:32

Skeldon

29:36

Sinclair
McLachlan

29:22

Bevan

28:22

Pyrs

27:02

Nelson

12:26

McLachlan
Sinclair

02:55

Tuipulotu

00:25

Sinclair
McLachlan

Kick-off 5:30 pm

tries

3

conversion goals

2

penalty goals

1

kick success

14

possession

41

tackles

258

scrums won

4

lineouts won

13

clean breaks

5

turnovers conceded

12

yellow cards

0

red cards

0

tries

5

conversion goals

3

penalty goals

1

kick success

15

possession

59

tackles

151

scrums won

4

lineouts won

4

clean breaks

6

turnovers conceded

8

yellow cards

1

red cards

0

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