Louis Rees-Zammit goes over. (Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP)
Two tries from Louis Rees-Zammit inspired Wales to their 2nd successive grab within the Six Nations as they defeated 14-man Scotland 25-24 in a thrilling stumble on at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Scotland prop Zander Fagerson turn out to be proven a straight crimson by English referee Matthew Carley within the 2nd half of.
It turn out to be the 2nd consecutive match the build the Welsh beat a group reduced to 14 gamers, having overcome Eire last Sunday when Peter O’Mahony turn out to be sent off.
Wales, who scored four tries to grab up a bonus level, will next play England whereas the Scots face France in two weeks.
Leigh Halfpenny attach the Welsh 3-0 up early on — Chris Harris straying offside — but Finn Russell levelled it within the 11th minute.
The Scots produced the first bit of fluent attacking play because the clock ticked in direction of the 20th minute.
Jonny Gray scythed thru the Welsh defence and when the ball labored its design support to Alli Sign, the Scottish scrum-half of produced a moment of magic.
He appeared up and chipped the ball over the Welsh defence with Darcy Graham working on to set up it and recede over for his Eighth try in 16th tests.
Russell converted for 10-3.
The hosts attach certain blue water between themselves and Wales with 25 minutes on the clock.
Stuart Hogg kicked ahead, Halfpenny spilled the ball and the Scotland captain ran on to to find the loose ball and contact down.
Hogg’s 21st try in his 82nd Test turn out to be crisply converted by Russell for 17-3.
Willis Haloholo replaced Halfpenny for his debut after the paunchy-support went off for a Head Anguish Assessment attributable to a collision with Darcy Graham.
Halfpenny didn’t return but Wales persisted to rigidity the Scots and were rewarded exact prior to half of-time when Rees-Zammit shimmied inner Duhan van der Merwe to the contact all the way down to add to his try against Eire.
Dan Biggar sent his conversion large to recede away the Scots 17-8 ahead at the spoil.
The Scots parked within the Welsh 22 for the opening 10 minutes of the 2nd-half of and went over for a third try but it turn out to be not given attributable to crossing.
Wales coach Wayne Pivac, although, made up our minds he desired to set up trot at half of-support sending on Callum Sheedy for Biggar and Kieran Hardy changing Gareth Davies.
Sheedy had an rapid impact having fun with a pivotal role in Liam Williams going over for a try — Rees-Zammit turning within the closing pass. Sheedy converted for 17-15.
Things purchased critically worse for Scotland when Zander Fagerson turn out to be sent off after charging in and connecting with Wyn Jones’s head.
Carley stuck to his preliminary feeling even although Television Match Unswerving Karl Dickson intimated there would perchance be mitigating components.
Jones had a memorable jiffy as he then bundled over to the contact down but Sheedy overlooked the conversion to recede away Wales 20-17 ahead.
The Scots didn’t test like a facet reduced to 14 males pressuring the Welsh within the scrum and on two times were confident ample to opt for scrums when awarded penalties in front of the posts.
The rigidity paid off as Hogg broke Owen Watkins’ tackle and carried Slash Tompkins over to the contact down within the corner.
Russell converted superbly from the touchline to connect Scotland 24-20 ahead and 15 minutes last.
The thrilling stumble on swung support Wales’s design with a moment of person brilliance from Rees-Zammit.
The 20-Twelve months-worn kicked ahead after which outsprinted two Scottish defenders to the contact down — Sheedy again failed to transform to recede away Wales exact a present essentially the most involving 25-24.
It proved fully ample.