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Last Updated: Sunday, 13 March, 2005, 14:38 GMT
Scotland v Wales as it happened
All the action as Wales defeat Scotland 46-22 at Murrayfield.

Full-time: The final whistle goes with Scotland buoyed by a far brighter second half. For all that, though, it's a 46-22 win to Wales.

80 mins: Every effort is put in by the Scottish players and fans for a final score. But there are tired legs on the pitch and replacement Andrew Henderson knocks on the ball as he stumbles

77 mins: Scotland's forwards are like battering rams against Wales' red shirts right now. It gets the Scots closer and closer to another score. Referee Jonathan Kaplan calls for the video referee as Nathan Hines grounds the ball. The try is denied... perhaps harshly.

74 mins: Wales string together the sort of zig-zagging passing of the first half that decided the result of this game. It fails to enable Henson to force his way over but they get a penalty which Stephen Jones deals with to a chorus of boos.
Scotland 22-46 Wales

70 mins: Superb end-to-end rugby results in a Paterson try. First Stephen Jones and Morgan combine to send Luscombe through... but the Wales replacement stumbles. Then Scotland counter attack with style right to the other end of the field, Paterson the man collecting Southwell's chip ahead. He converts his own score.
Scotland 22-43 Wales

68 mins: Debutant Rory Lamont shows pure brute force to charge his way over for a try. Paterson opens the gap and Lamont arcs his way past Shane Williams and then Shanklin for five points. It is no less than the Scots deserved.
Scotland 15-43 Wales

67 mins: Shane Williams nearly picks up the second intercepted try of the match against the run of play... but the ball fails to stick for him.

64 mins: Bulloch and Scott Murray go for a clever lineout one-two metres away from Wales' line. Peel, though, ruins the party as he fells Scotland's hooker/captain.

63 mins: Scotland lose a great chance to score as Ross snipes past Stephen Jones and Gavin Henson. But Shanklin forces Ross to knock it on.

61 mins: Brent Cockbain is yellow carded for coming in from the side. In the meantime, Wales have a five-metre scrum.

59 mins: Suddenly Scotland are looking the form team. First Blair - far sparkier than Cusiter, the man he replaced - then Paterson break. They continue to pile on the pressure, winning a scrum a few metres from Wales' line.

53 mins: Roars ring out through Murrafyfield as Craig slides in for the home side's first try. Scotland make the most of their numbers, for once on't panic and let the ball run all the way down the line to Craig. Paterson succeeds with a conversion from right on the touchline.
Scotland 10-43 Wales

49 mins: Some of the best passing I've seen in this Six Nations leaves Scotland mesmerised and gives Wales a penalty. Peel takes it quickly and Rhys Williams receives the ball out wide to touch down despite protestations from the Scots. Stephen Jones misses his chance for two points.
Scotland 3-43 Wales

45 mins: Chris Cusiter, who's been overshadowed by his opposite number in this game, limps off the field with an Achilles tendon problem. Mike Blair takes his spot.

42 mins: Shane Williams shows Wales have no plans to slow down in the second half with a deft kick ahead... but it is palmed into touch.

41 mins: Nathan Hines, Gordon Ross and Bruce Douglas come on for Stuart Grimes, Dan Parks and Gavin Kerr respectively for the restart.

Half-time: Wales 38-3 Scotland

40mins+4: Scotland's forwards pile the pressure on Wales with all their effort in the dying minutes deep on the opposition try line. But after 18 phases of play it finally goes out to the Scottish backs and eventually falls apart.

40 mins: Somehow Morgan produces another try from absolutely nowhere. Peel is this time the man that slices through the opposition's defenders. Morgan runs a delightful angle and is in the perfect place for the try-scoring pass. Stephen Jones converts.
Scotland 3-38 Wales

39 mins: Scotland try to be more creative. While it starts well, each time they are let down by a lack of creativity and the strength of the Welsh defenders.

36 mins: The Welsh are so brimming with confidence now they're flinging passes all over the place. Their latest passing masterclass wins them a penalty, and Stephen Jones goes for touch... but endures a rare miss.

32 mins: Scotland get a brief respite as Park boots the ball into the Welsh half. You get the feeling it won't last for long.

27 mins: It's try number four for Wales as Kevin Morgan glides across the line. Shanklin offers the most obvious of dummies, which clears the way for Morgan to go through. Stephen Jones then maintains his 100% kicking record.
Scotland 3-31 Wales

23 mins: Instead of a penalty, Scotland win a lineout but are smashed back by Wales. They win another penalty, though, and Chris Paterson gets his first kick through the uprights.
Scotland 3-24 Wales

21 mins: Sean Lamont gives the Scots something to cheer about with a hop-skip-step-style break. Forwards and backs then combine nicely for phase after phase of driving possession. They win a penalty for their efforts.

19 mins: Stephen Jones adds another three points to the Welsh tally.
Scotland 0-24 Wales

17 mins: Shanklin comes back on the field, just in case Wales needed a further boost to their cause.

14 mins: Wales are lining up to score now, this time Shane Williams the grateful recipient. Stephen Jones looks surprised to be left untouched as he breaks clear before sending Williams clear. He also adds the conversion.
Scotland 0-21 Wales

11 mins: An absolutely diabolical pass allows Rhys Williams through for a surprise try. Scotland had looked certain to score with players queuing up outside Dan Parks, who instead opted to loft the ball into the hands of the fast-approaching Williams. Stephen Jones converts the try.
Scotland 0-14 Wales

9 mins: The crowd gets going as Scotland get their first telling break of the game. Sean Lamont causes the majority of trouble as his burly frame batters the Welsh defence.

8 mins: Tom Shanklin temporarily comes off the field. Hal Luscombe is his blood replacement.

6 mins: Peel almost follows exactly the same route as Ryan Jones did moments before. The Scottish backs, though, finally sort out their defence to curtail the danger.

4 mins: Ryan Jones produces a scintillating break after a loose kick by Hugo Southwell. Jones is flooded by support runners and gets the final pass back from Martyn Williams for the try after a series of slick passes. Stephen Jones gets the conversion.
Scotland 0-7 Wales

2 mins: Gordon Bulloch is dumped onto the turf by Dwayne Peel as the first break of the afternoon is launched.

1503 GMT: It's game on as Stephen Jones, amid a sea of cheers, lofts the ball to the Scottish forwards.

Scotland: Paterson; R Lamont, Craig, Southwell, S Lamont; Parks, Cusiter; Smith, Bulloch, Kerr, Grimes, Murray, Taylor, Hogg, Petrie.
Replacements: Russell, Douglas, Hines, Dunbar, Blair, Ross, Henderson.

Wales: Morgan; R Williams, Shanklin, Henson, S Williams; S Jones, Peel; Jenkins, Davies, A Jones, Cockbain, Sidoli, R Jones, M Williams , Owen.
Replacements: McBryde, Yapp, J Thomas, Sowden-Taylor, Phillips, Sweeney, Luscombe.

Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

Highlights: Scotland 22-46 Wales

Interview: Wales coach Mike Ruddock

Interview: Scotland coach Matt Williams

Interview: Wales scrum-half Dwayne Peel


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