2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations

Cardiff Arms Park

TV | BBC Two


18 - 20
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Wales two back

The try is good. It’s Alex Callender.

George misses the kick. 18-20


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Scotland Women win their seventh consecutive game for the first time EVER.

This squad go down in history. Their names on their backs for the first time, and their names in the record books.

A blue pandemonium in Cardiff. Smiles galore. And rightly so.

Tight to the end, but we head into our clash with France next weekend on the back of a hugely important win.


Another penalty

Wales kick through with penalty advantage, and Gallagher does brilliantly to gather.

Wales kick into the left corner.


TMO check

Wales think they’ve scored a try. We’ll go to the TMO.


Penalty and yellow card

Alex Stewart joins a maul from the side, and she is sent to the sin bin.

Back into the left corner from Wales.


Rollie on

Meryl Smith comes off, and Chloe Rollie joins the action.


Welsh pen

Playing the 9. Wales kick to our 22 and throw in from there.


Wales throw-in

Scotland exit to just inside Wales’ half on our right. They’ll have the lineout there.


Easy three!

13-20, just over six minutes to go.


Scrum penalty!

Scrum penalty for Scotland!

Nelson will go for goal from just inside the 22, left of the posts but only just.


Knocked on

Wales fire out of the line from the scrum and Bevan knocks forward.

Another Scotland scrum, this time right on Wales’ 22.


Lock change

Bonar has to come off. Louise McMillan comes on.


Injury pause

The maul doesn’t quite get us there, and it’s phase after phase of strong carries from the forwards.

But Sarah Bonar is down injured the play comes dangerously close to her, so it’s rightly stopped by the referee.

We’ll restart with a scrum around seven metres from the line.


Held up!

Loads of phases from Scotland around the line, and eventually Bonar gets over, but she’s held up.

We had penalty advantage from the lineout though, so it’s another penalty.


Skeldon forced off

An injury ends Lana Skeldon’s day. Elis Martin comes on for her first Six Nations appearance.


Another penalty

Martin finds her target, and we get another penalty in the maul. Back into the left corner.


Wales offside

Scotland going forward and Joyce is offside.

Nelson kicks it into the left corner.


Great goal line D!

Unbelievable defence to keep Wales out.

With penalty advantage, the hosts batter at the try line, but we hold firm.

Wales will tap and go from five out.


Wales hit back

Wales go over through Sisilia Tuipulotu. 13-17.


Another penalty

Wales win the lineout and Belisle sacks the maul illegally.

Back into the left corner from Wales.


No roll

Wales build the phases and we’re penalised for not rolling again. This time it’s Gallagher.

Booted into the left corner by Wales.


Welsh lineout

Wales clear and Scotland return it to touch.

The lineout is just outside our 10, on our left side.


Knock on

We spill it on the 22, right in the middle of the pitch. Welsh scrum there.


Early shove

We get the free kick for Wales pushing early, and choose to scrum again.



What a nudge from Thommo!

Just inside her half, she fires the ball into the 22 on our left side and out.

We’ll have the lineout!



Mattinson box kicks, and after Wales gather Stewart makes an excellent breakdown steal.

We fire it out to the right and Orr gets on the outside, and finds Rhona Lloyd to finish in the right corner!

A try started in Liberton and finished in Gorgie.

And pinpoint touchline conversion from Nelson. 6-17.


Not rolling

One phase after the scrum and Scotland are penalised for a tackler not rolling away.

Wales kick it dead though, and Scotland will take the scrum on our own 10m line.


Thommo restarts it!

We’re back underway after Lisa Thomson’s kick.



Coreen kicks us off

Coreen Grant grabbed our only try of the opening 40, to the delight of everyone in blue.


Wales steal

We win the lineout, but in the maul Skeldon gets wrapped up and Wales get the scrum.


Off feet

Leah Bartlett goes off her feet at the ruck and Wales will kick at goal. It’s around 25m out on the right side, and it will be the last play of the half.


Scotland lineout

Some kicks from either side early in this half, and Scotland will now throw in from around 35m out from our line on the right side.


Three points ends the half

6-10. We go in four points up.


Another unplayable ruck

Orr counters at a breakdown after Scotland had kicked clear from our 5, but the ball is deemed unplayable once more.

Wales scrum around 30m out on their right.



Excellent sack from Sarah Bonar, and the ball becomes unplayable.

Wales will have a scrum seven metres out.


Ball won back!!

VITAL defensive effort!

Lewis carries off the base of the scrum, but she’s wrapped up by Nelson, Gallagher and Stewart and the ball gets trapped in a maul!

Scotland put in, on our own 5.


Wales penalty

Wales get the ball back and hoof downfield, then Nelson is penalised for holding on at the ruck.

Wales kick to our 22 on their left.


Holding on again

Scotland steal it back, but then Mattinson is penalised for holding on.

It’s kicked into our right corner.


Wales scrum pen

This time it’s Wales who win the penalty at the scrum. George doesn’t find touch though, and after a kick from each side it’s Scotland who will have the lineout on halfway on our left flank.


More lineout misery

This time it’s Scotland who overthrow. Wales lose it forward but debutant Alex Stewart also knocks on.

Scotland will have the scrum just outside Wales’ 22.


Squint throw

Skeldon’s throw adjudged to not be straight. Wales opt for a lineout of their own.


Knocked on

Wales overthrow at the lineout and Skeldon grabs it. We charge for the line, but Nelson loses it forward five metres out.

Wales scrum under their own posts.


Scottish lineout

Joyce sticks it out around 25m from her line. Scotland will throw in from there on our left.


Knock on

Wales exit and Lloyd knocks on in midfield. Wales scrum on their 10.


Scrum penalty!

Leah Bartlett wins us the scrum penalty!

We kick down to the 22m line on our right.


Unreal work from Grant!

Orr rips the ball free in midfield, and Scotland go out left to Grant.

Great footwork from the left winger to get round Jenny Hesketh, and then we win a penalty at the breakdown for hands in the ruck.

It’s kicked into the left corner.


Knock on from kick off

Rhona Lloyd drops it from kickoff. Welsh scrum on their left wing, around 25m from our line.


Wales penalty

Wales steal the lineout again and exit, but we come back through carries from Gallagher, Sarah Bonar and Emma Wassell.

But Lewis gets the jackal penalty and Wales kick to just outside their 22.



Great kick from Nelly!


Another penalty

Wales pinged again, and this time we’re 11 metres out with the lineout, again on the right.


Going for points

We lose the lineout again, but Nelson gets the jackal penalty to win us the ball back.

And Nelson has elected to go for goal, around 15 metres out to the right of the sticks.


Two quick pens

A breakdown penalty for Scotland, then Caity Mattinson takes it quick and wins another penalty for Bethan Lewis not retreating 10 metres.

Thomson kicks it into the right corner.


Turned over

Wales steal it on the ground and exit. We’ll throw in again from just outside the 22 on our right.


Orr hacks through

A loose ball is gathered by Scotland and Orr hoofs through, but it goes out and Wales take the 22 dropout.



From the lineout on our right, we crash up in the midfield for two phases before Emma Orr and Meryl Smith make ground on the left.

Smith finds Coreen Grant, who steps inside and back out before diving into the corner.

An unreal conversion on the touchline from Helen Nelson. 3-7!



Wales are off the mark.


Wales to start

A typically fantastic version of Flower of Scotland from a Welsh choir on the pitch.

LLeucu George will get this one underway. Five international tests for Scotland in the next seven weeks, with opportunities to qualify for WXV1 and the 2025 Rugby World Cup, and it all begins here.


Our throw

From kick off, Wales exit to their 10m line. Lana Skeldon will throw in from there.


Early penalty

Hannah Jones makes a half-break down the left, then Wales work it right and Evie Gallagher is penalised at the breakdown.

A shot at goal for Keira Bevan, inside our 22 on the right.


First scrum

Good defence from Scotland forces Wales to kick, but the ball goes forward off a Scottish hand.

Wales have the first put-in of the day, on our 10m line out on our left side.





Teams ready to go!

Having nipped back inside, Scotland are back out on the pitch in Cardiff!

Anthem time, then our 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations campaign can begin.


Great conditions

A tad windy, but barely a cloud in the sky above Cardiff Arms Park just now.


Roll into town

Scotland have arrived in Cardiff!


On the mic

Pre-match media duties for our Head Coach, Bryan Easson.


Away fans in fine fettle!

A huge thank you to the fans who have travelled down to Wales!


Historic shirts

A historic shirt at Cardiff Arms Park, this one in more ways than one.

Not only does in belong to debutant Alex Stewart, but it’s one of the first 23 Scotland Women shirts to have the players’ names on them.

One hour to go!


Pre-match listening

Ahead of today’s game, Scotland attack coach Matt Banahan joins Caroline and Chris for a wide-ranging chat about his career to date on this week’s podcast.

He talks about the growth of the women’s game, transitioning from player to coach and what their priorities are for the campaign ahead.

Listen here


2 hours to go!

A reminder kick-off in Cardiff is at 4.45pm and you can follow the action here and watch the match live on BBC Two in the UK.


Hometown Heroes

From a PE lesson at Tynecastle High School to travelling the world.

Rhona Lloyd’s story is one to inspire rugby lovers everywhere.

Watch our special feature with her here


Tickets still available for France & England

Scotland women’s next two matches are at home after today.

They play France next Saturday and then England on Saturday 13 April.

Both games are at Hive Stadium in Edinburgh and kick-off is at 2.15pm.

Don’t miss out, secure your tickets today and be part of record crowds for Scotland women!

Buy tickets here


Scotland Team

Here is a reminder of your Scotland team to play Wales in Cardiff today.


It’s match day!

Good morning and welcome along to Round 1 of the Guinness Women’s Six Nations.

Scotland are in Cardiff today to play Wales and kick-off is at 4.45pm live on BBC Two in the UK.

You can also follow the action right here – so join us later for that.

Kick-off 4:45 pm