Wales 20-17 Scotland: Live press conference updates as Welsh hosts win Six Nations showdown
Wales bounced back from their heavy loss to Ireland with a much improved performance in a hard-fought encounter at the Principality Stadium.
They reclaimed the lead with 10 minutes remaining thanks to a 15-point drop goal from skipper Dan Biggar and bravely held on for a very important win.
Scotland went through 19 phases in the final game but simply failed to break through against an extremely resilient home defence.
Wales carried with far more of a goal than in last week’s 29-7 defeat in Dublin, as their free-kick went down very well.
It was a try apiece, fly-half Biggar’s boot ultimately making the difference in his 100th test appearance.
Wales took an early 6-0 lead thanks to two penalties from their captain, but Scotland then claimed the game-opening try in the 11th minute.
After several phases, the ball reached winger Darcy Graham on the right and he produced a fine finish as he got the better of Louis Rees-Zammit one-on-one.
Finn Russell and Biggar then exchanged penalties as the visitors took a 14-9 lead with Wales striking just after the half-hour mark.
Biggar opted to kick a penalty into the corner and was rewarded for his ambition as a well-organized lineout delivered a try.
Adam Beard jumped high to secure possession and set up the maul which spun with prop Tomas Francis breaking the ball and reaching the whitewash with the help of a supporting push from front row pal Ryan Elias .
The try was not converted, leaving the honors even at 14-14 at halftime.
There was another penalty exchange after the break, before fly-half Russell was shown a yellow card for a deliberate forward.
Wales kept the pressure on against 14 men and Biggar netted what turned out to be the winning drop goal.
You can follow what’s being said at the respective post-match press conferences below.
Wales: 15. Liam Williams, 14. Alex Cuthbert, 13. Owen Watkin, 12. Nick Tompkins, 11. Louis Rees-Zammit, 10. Dan Biggar (captain), 9. Tomos Williams, 1. Wyn Jones, 2. Ryan Elias, 3. Tomas Francis, 4. Will Rowlands, 5. Adam Beard, 6. Taine Basham, 7. Jac Morgan, 8. Ross Moriarty.
Representatives: 16. Lake Dewi, 17. Gareth Thomas, 18. Dillon Lewis, 19. Seb Davies, 20. Aaron Wainwright, 21. Gareth Davies, 22. Callum Sheedy, 23. Jonathan Davies.
Scotland: 15. Stuart Hogg (captain), 14. Darcy Graham, 13. Chris Harris, 12. Sione Tuipulotu, 11. Duhan van der Merwe, 10. Finn Russell, 9. Ali Price, 1. Pierre Schoeman, 2. Stuart McInally, 3. WP Nel, 4. Jonny Gray, 5. Grant Gilchrist, 6. Sam Skinner, 7. Hamish Watson, 8. Matt Fagerson.
Replacements: 16. George Turner, 17. Rory Sutherland, 18. Zander Fagerson, 19. Magnus Bradbury, 20. Rory Darge, 21. Ben White, 22. Blair Kinghorn, 23. Cameron Redpath.