Scotland ended 22 years of hurt in Cardiff after they thwarted a spectacular fightback to win an extraordinary Six Nations clash 27-26. It was Scotland’s first win in the Welsh capital since 2002, ending a run of 11 successive defeats, setting up a mouth-watering Murrayfield encounter against France next Saturday.
Duhan van der Merwe led the charge with a brace, including a virtuoso long-range effort, while Pierre Schoeman also contributed a try. Scotland’s captain, Adam Hastings, successfully converted three tries and kicked two penalties, yet it only told half the story.
Flanker James Botham ignited the Welsh recovery, followed by Rio Dyer, Aaron Wainwright, and debutant Alex Mann, with Ioan Lloyd successfully converting three tries. Scotland faced a tough situation when hooker George Turner and centre Sione Tuipulotu were sin-binned during the second half. Nevertheless, they managed to endure the pressure, successfully closing out the game and leaving Wales pondering what could have been.
The thrilling encounter in Cardiff captivated fans, showcasing the best of the Six Nations tournament with Wales nearly completing the biggest comeback in championship history. Scottish supporters reveled in the long-awaited victory, while Welsh fans were left disappointed despite the valiant fightback.
Looking ahead, Scotland will face France in what promises to be an electrifying clash at Murrayfield. Both teams will undoubtedly be fired up, eyeing victory in the Six Nations tournament.
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