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  • Penalty goals: Laidlaw (6),
18 - 28

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  • Hibbard,
    Penalty goals: Halfpenny (7),
    Conversions: Halfpenny,

Scotland v Wales - Live

Last updated: 9th March 2013  

Full Time Full-time at Murrayfield with Wales winning 18-28, setting up what will be a Championship decider against England next weekend. Thanks for following but stay with us as Ireland v France is next!

Yellow Card JAMES YELLOW! Wales loosehead prop James goes to the sin-bin for hands in a ruck so Scotland are up against fourteen men now with five metres proving to be their Everest. They can't overcome the Welsh wall as ultimately a Scottish player holds on in the tackle. Warburton is named the man-of-the-match.

77 Nothing doing for Scotland, who still have just those six Laidlaw penalties to their name. They are five metres out though here and looking to throw a name in the try column as forwards pick and go.

74 Scotland need a score and could well be their way to just that if they come wide to the left. But what a containing hit that is from a Welsh defender, who it turns out was offside. It goes into the corner.

Penalty HALFPENNY PENALTY! 18-28! Joubert blows for Scotland not engaging at scrum-time when it looked as though the Welsh had gone early. That decision won't please hooker Ford and also the coaching duo.

70 It's a Welsh scrum on the Scottish ten-metre after replacement Ryan Wilson knocks-on in his Test debut. Hopefully things get better for the forward. For Wales, they will want to stay down here.

Penalty HALFPENNY PENALTY! 18-25! So many penalties today as Joubert this time pings Lamont for offside. Twelve minutes to go then and Wales are seven points to the good and in truth, deservedly so.

66 Wales could make Scotland pay now as replacement Ken Owens takes it, 40 metres from the Scottish line. Promising stuff from Wales as Phillips seems to be taking the right options with a penalty advantage.

64 Well well well. Scotland have another kickable penalty after Warburton is penalised in the tackle. However, Laidlaw isn't successful this time so the gap remains four. Will that miss cost Scotland?

Penalty LAIDLAW PENALTY! 18-22! Tipuric goes off his feet so Scotland crucially cut matters back down to four.

Penalty HALFPENNY PENALTY! 15-22! He is in the groove now as a long-range shot extends the lead to seven.

Penalty HALFPENNY PENALTY! 15-19! Ford is not a happy man right now as Joubert blows for the Scottish pack going early at scrum-time. This kick will push the Welsh four points ahead and that is what happens.

53 Scotland have just collapsed a maul on halfway close to the touchline so that leads to Biggar nudging the ball into touch. It is a great touch-finder too as Wales move into the 22, looking for points.

51 Ryan Jones has left the field with what looks like a hand injury so on comes Justin Tipuric.

Penalty LAIDLAW PENALTY! 15-16! That it is.

49 Scotland look to respond in quick time and they could well do just that as Wales pull down a driving maul. This shot for Laidlaw is approximately 30 metres out on the angle so it should be three points.

Penalty HALFPENNY PENALTY! 12-16! The full-back makes no mistake from bang in front. Costly from Beattie.

45 Wales are banging on the door here as Hibbard bumps off a couple of would-be tacklers. It now comes from left to right as the phases start to rack up against this blue wall. Beattie is penalised now.

42 Laidlaw misses a long-range attempt after Faletau infringed so Wales remain in front. And now it is the visitors looking to trouble the scoreboard as Warburton's penalty win pushes his side downfield.

41 Welcome back for the conclusion of this pivotal game in the Championship. Both sides need big wins to put as much pressure on 2013 leaders England but at the moment it looks like going down to the wire.

Half Time HALFPENNY PENALTY! 12-13! What was Jim Hamilton thinking there? Ten seconds to go in the first-half and he clearly goes in at the side to allow Wales to claim the lead going into the changing rooms.

Penalty LAIDLAW PENALTY! 12-10! What a kick from the Edinburgh half-back. Scotland lead as the break nears.

37 One in the win column for the Scottish front-row as Joubert pings Wales for dropping their bind. This will be a long-range attempt from Laidlaw again then. He has nailed them already today...this time?

34 That's excellent from Weir, who chips over the top from halfway and then grubbers on. He gets there second to Biggar but his tackle forces the Welsh ten over his own try-line. Net result, home scrum.

33 Al Kellock is on by the way as Hibbard throws on the Welsh ten-metre. It goes up from Phillips before some kick-tennis results in Maitland running hard up to the halfway line. Time for some patience.

31 Play is back under-way then with Scotland forward Gray on his way to the dressing room - let us hope it's not serious. Scotland have it on halfway and get the scrum due to the ball being stuck in a ruck.

30 The stretcher is on and this doesn't look good for the British and Irish Lions lock prospect.

29 Concern for Scotland here as Richie Gray is down receiving treatment as play continues in his half.

Penalty LAIDLAW PENALTY! 9-10! The gap is cut though with a long-range shot after a scrum offence.

26 So Wales have the lead after 26 minutes but won't have the possession right now as Hibbard's throw is not straight on the visiting ten-metre. Unlike Ireland, Wales have put points on the board this week.

Conversion HALFPENNY CONVERSION ! 6-10! That is much better from the Cardiff Blues full-back.

TRY HIBBARD TRY! 6-8! That miss has led to a try though after North returned Scotland's clearance with interest. Sustained pressure on the Welsh line subsequently saw the pack do their thing and it was Hibbard barging over in the end. Now, will Halfpenny be able to add the extra two from wide out.

21 This time he hits the post! A rare off day for Halfpenny from the kicking tee.

19 Wales are on the march again though and have the territory just outside the Scottish 22. Ian Evans picks but that passage ends when Joubert blows for Scotland coming offside. Up steps Halfpenny...

17 Oh dear. Halfpenny has just missed back-to-back penalty kicks from either side of the pitch.

Penalty LAIDLAW PENALTY! 6-3! They make their pressure count and take the lead after Wales infringe. Scott Johnson looks on surely happy with the start.

11 What a touch finder from Matt Scott as sends one right into the corner of the Welsh half. This will put the pressure on Hibbard then as Scotland show they are here to play.

10 Hibbard is down on the ground right now have some treatment on his left thigh. He is fine though and trots over to the line-out which he will throw into close to halfway.

Penalty LAIDLAW PENALTY! 3-3! So a positive opening from Wales then but those points could well be chalked off here as Wales offend at the restart. This is a long-range attempt from wide on the right..it's over!

Penalty HALFPENNY PENALTY! 0-3! Referee Craig Joubert blows against Scotland so we have our first points.

3 Wales are camped in the home 22 and now have possession with a scrum due to an early engagement at the preceding set-piece. Big chance here for the Welsh as it's in centre-field as Wales drive on again.

Kick-Off Here we go then with Wales in the ascendancy early on. However a Scottish hand in the drive forces Richard Hibbard to lose the ball in contact so it's a home scrum inside their own 22.

Team News Scotland have made two changes to their team as Duncan Weir gets the nod at fly-half while Euan Murray returns to the side in the tighthead position. Wales meanwhile have brought back Sam Warburton to their side while Alun-Wyn Jones comes in at lock. Paul James replaces the injured Gethin Jenkins.

Welcome Hello and welcome from Murrayfield where the rain has been falling ahead of Scotland v Wales. These two are locked on four points apiece and will be eager to claim a win that would put the pressure on England ahead of tomorrow's home showdown with Italy. Team news is coming up so stay right here.

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