SCOTLAND will run out for their final RBS Six Nations home match against Wales to a sell-out crowd.
The Scottish Rugby Union has announced it has sold all 67,144 tickets for the match against the Welsh a week on Saturday with fans set to flock to Murrayfield in the hope of seeing a third consecutive win.
The Scots have already triumphed over Italy and Ireland and another win against Wales would keep them in contention for the Six Nations crown.
The crowd at the match against Wales on Saturday, 9 March, will bring the cumulative Murrayfield attendance for international matches this season to more than 300,000.
Scottish Rugby’s director of commercial operations, communications and public affairs Dominic McKay, said: “As Kelly Brown said after Sunday’s match against Ireland, a huge thank you to supporters for their backing of the national team and the game of rugby in our country.
“The atmosphere on Sunday was phenomenal, even for seasoned Murrayfield spectators, and what’s especially pleasing for us is the number of young people, families and women who we are attracting to the stadium and who want to be with the Scotland team and create a truly inspiring occasion. We’re striving to make a visit to Murrayfield on a Scotland match day the greatest rugby day out so we’ve enhanced a lot of the activities around the ground.
“We will continue to work with our supporters to further improve their experience when they come to Murrayfield and thank them for their feedback on the improvements we’ve made so far.”
Meanwhile, Wales assistant coach Neil Jenkins insists the reigning Six Nations champions are in no danger of being distracted by a potential title shoot-out with England next month. If Wales beat Scotland in Edinburgh, and England complete what should be a routine win over Italy at Twickenham, then it will be all on for 16 March and the Millennium Stadium. But Jenkins said: “The main focus for us is to win our games, starting against Scotland, which we know is going to very tough. There is no thought or mention of England a week later. Our focus is on Scotland and about doing a job there. They [Scotland] are the same as us – two wins out of three – and it is a home game for them.
“It was an excellent win for them on the weekend against Ireland. People talked afterwards about stats and possession, but if you have got the ball you have got to take your chances. Ireland didn’t take their opportunities on Sunday and Scotland kept hanging in there, dug in and kicked their kicks.”