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Last Updated: Sunday, 12 February 2006, 14:37 GMT
Clockwatch: Wales 28-18 Scotland
All the action as Wales defeat Scotland 28-18 at the Millennium Stadium.

80 mins: TRY Wales 28-18 Scotland
Wales in typical fashion bid for a late try. But it all goes horribly wrong when Paterson intercepts a pass and runs virtually the length of the field for a second consolation try. He adds two more points with the final kick of the game to reduce the margin of defeat to 10 points.

78 mins: TRY Wales 28-11 Scotland
Cusiter flies into Wales' right-hand post as he lunges for a try. You get the feeling the crowd are actually willing the Scots to score. Cusiter fails but Southwell doesn't, slipping under his defender in the right-hand corner. Paterson finds his target but, sadly for him, sees the ball ricochet off the post.

77 mins: Neither side are flying into the rucks as they were earlier in this match.

75 mins: Scotland look determined to come away with a pride-restoring try. Cusiter has nicely jumped into the scrum-half role vacated by Blair's substitution. But the latest attack Cusiter originates ends with a Wales scrum. Sean Lamont then picks up the ball and throws it on the ground in despari.

73 mins: Even with all the substitutions, there are some tired legs out there. Watkins remains on the turf after the latest move when he falls awkwardly in the tackle. He looks to have a dead leg.

70 mins: Michael Phillips comes on for his first Six Nations appearance instead of Peel. Byrne also gets back on.

69 mins: Southwell unfurls a slight kick ahead. But he is illegally felled as he tries to chase it and the Scots win an attacking penalty. Even with it, they can't make it count and Wales clear.

68 mins: Gareth Delve comes on for his Welsh debut for Charvis.

65 mins: It's a meeting of the hairdos as Colin Charvis, Adam Jones and Duncan Jones are embroiled in a brief chat as the referee calls time for some injury treatment.

62 mins: TRY Wales 28-6 Scotland
There's head tapping galore from Gareth Thomas once more with his second try of the night. First Shane Williams kicks ahead. Then Peel breaks nicely, finds Thomas on his shoulder and the Welsh captain does the rest. Stephen Jones then unleashes a delightful conversion right from the touchline.

61 mins: Gordon Ross comes on for Dan Parks in another Scottish change. With Chris Cusiter replacing Blair, it's a new-look half-back pairing for the rest of the match.

60 mins: For all their attacking promise, it comes to nothing for the visitors, who end up conceding a scrum after two well-worked line-out attempts.

59 mins: The Scots are awarded two penalties in quick succession. On both occasions they go for a line-out. The first falters... it remains to be seen what happens with the second...

55 mins: Scotland try to change matters with a flurry of substitutions. Craig Smith and Ross Ford are the first new arrivals.

54 mins: TRY Wales 21-6 Scotland
Coach Mike Ruddock gives a simple nod of the head as Robert Sidoli scores for Wales. Peel throws a delightful dummy and Sidoli is on hand for his second international try. Stephen Jones adds two further points.

53 mins: Parks pops a nice chip and chase into Wales' 22. It is gathered by Watkins, who sends an electric Mark Jones on his way. In the tackle he tickles the ball with his boot down the touchline. Paterson gathers and Luscombe hurtles him into touch.

51 mins: Scotland come within a whisker of a try following an initial break by Paterson. As the ball is recycled, Blair hurls it out to prop Douglas on the wing but it slips somewhat comically through his legs and into touch. The dour look on his face seconds later says it all.

50 mins: Scotland are playing with immense heart despite having just 14 men. Murray's first-half red card looked set to ruin this match as a contest. But his remaining team-mates have ensured that really isn't the case.

48 mins: Wales have a great attacking line-out after Ali Hogg is penalised for illegally handling the ball in a ruck.

45 mins: A sequence of inch-perfect passing straight from the training ground delights the Welsh crowd. But for all the picture-perfect action, Wales can't make it count when Rhys Thomas is bundled into touch.

43 mins: Another crucial forward pass once again lets down Wales when they are in full flow. The guilty party on this occasion is Shane Williams.

41 mins: Play resumes resulting in a Scottish line-out almost immediately. White's team knows their work will be cut out to make an impression with a player down.


HALF-TIME

40 mins: The whistle goes for half-time with Dan Parks kicking for touch.

39 mins: Stephen Jones unleashes an absolutely monstrous boot to turn a Scottish attack into quite the reverse.

36 mins: PENALTY Wales 14-6 Scotland
Sean Lamont bursts through the heart of the Wales defence. His burst leaves Wales in disarray and brings up a penalty. Paterson successfully goes for goal.

33 mins: TRY Wales 14-3 Scotland
A superb bit of solo magic by Gareth Thomas. In at centre with Luscombe off the field, he flicks a little chip over the Scottish defenders, gathers it and touches down under the posts. His customary Cardiff City celebration then comes into play. Stephen Jones converts.

31 mins: Lee Byrne comes on as a blood replacement for Hal Luscombe and scores with his very first touch of the ball. Wales whip it down their backs and Watkins, Mark Jones and Byrne all take their turn to attack. But Watkins is guilty of an earlier back pass and the try is ruled out.

28 mins: Hugo Southwell is forced into a corner right on his own tryline but manages to hoof it well clear. Wales attack again, and this time Chris Paterson does the clearing honours for the Scots.

25 mins: Wales are making the extra man count. Gareth Thomas touches down in the corner after a sniping run down the right flank from Shane Williams. Williams, though, is just offside before he off-loads it and no try is awarded.

23 mins: Ian Gough receives a talking to for illegally tackling Scott Murray. Murray kicks him in the head in retaliation and is sent off. Gough, meanwhile, is sin-binned.

21 mins: Blistering attack by Wales is met by monstrous defence from Scotland. The referee, however, decides the defence is not altogether legal and the Scots concede a penalty. But Stephen Jones fluffs it.

19 mins: PENALTY Wales 7-3 Scotland
Chris Paterson cuts Wales' lead to four points with a penalty. It gives the players and fans alike a chance to catch their breath.

17 mins: The unlikeliest of 20-yard breaks comes from Bruce Douglas. And in an even more bizarre twist, hooker Rhys Thomas is the man on hand to boot the ball clear.

15 mins: It's great running stuff by both sides. On this occasion it's the Scottish forwards who enjoy some running action. A subsequent overlap is not grasped and, in the ensuing frustration, White knocks the ball on.

12 mins: Sean Lamont looks fired up for the match. He follows a fine take with an even better kick ahead to aid Scotland's bid to get back on equal terms.

9 mins: Scotland enjoy a good break, with Mike Blair marshalling his forwards nicely. However, the Scots mess it up when they give away a penalty for crossing.

6 mins: TRY Wales 7-0 Scotland
The referee finally loses patience with Scotland. Wales put on a massive drive, but Taylor and White illegally break from the back to tackle Peel. A penalty try is fairly awarded. Stephen Jones adds the conversion.

5 mins: There's a messy sequence of scrums, causing the turf to be cut up in the far right-hand corner. Gavin Kerr, who's really struggling at the minute, is penalised by referee Steve Walsh. Wales, though, opt for the scrum instead.

3 mins: Breathtaking stuff from Wales, who appear to have lost none of their spark. Dwayne Peel takes a rapid tap penalty. It looks like it comes to nothing before Matthew Watkins skips through a few tackles. It results in a great line-out opportunity for the Welsh.

1 mins Wales get the upper hand early on with a massive pick-up and drive. But accidental offside sees them concede a scrum.

1501 GMT: The game begins as Stephen Jones points to his forwards before kicking off to Scotland's forwards.

1458 GMT: There's wolf whistles aplenty as Katherine Jenkins steps up to sing the Welsh national anthem. There's definitely a few tears shed by the immensely passionate crowd as they get to full voice.

1456 GMT: National anthem number one - Flower of Scotland - is as stirring as ever. There's a good volume in the stands. The most notable crooner is a T-shirted Scot with his eyes shut, a flag in one hand and a beer in the other. Let's hope he hasn't peaked too soon.

1455 GMT: The inflatable daffodils are out in force as the sea of red shirts cheer the arrival of Wales captain Gareth Thomas and the rest of the Welsh team.

1453 GMT: Scotland are lined up in a tight circle as White, recently described by former captain David Sole as "no shrinking violet", barks his final instructions to his players.

1451 GMT: The curly-locked Jason White, with the ball in hand, leads out Scotland onto the park as the customary Welsh sing-a-long starts in earnest at the Millennium Stadium.

1440 GMT: Wales will be desperate to get the defence of their Six Nations crown back on the right track following their 47-13 opening-day defeat by England last weekend.

Despite that defeat, coach Mike Ruddock has kept the same team, while Scotland make two changes.

Scott Lawson replaces Dougie Hall at hooker, while Borders centre Ben MacDougall wins a first cap in place of Marcus Di Rollo.


Wales: G Thomas (capt); M Jones, Luscombe, Watkins, S Williams; S Jones, Peel; D Jones, R Thomas, Adam R Jones, Gough, Sidoli, Charvis, M Williams, Owen.
Replacements: M Davies, G Jenkins, Adam M Jones, Delve, Phillips, Robinson, Byrne.

Scotland: Southwell; Paterson, MacDougall, Henderson, Lamont; Parks, Blair; Kerr, Lawson, Douglas, Kellock, Murray, White (capt), Hogg, Taylor.
Replacements: Ford, Smith, MacLeod, Petrie, Cusiter, Ross, Webster.

Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)




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