Wales v Scotland in numbers

Justin Tipuric and Taulupe Faletau bring down Sam Hidalgo-Clyne short of the try line in last year's meeting. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Justin Tipuric and Taulupe Faletau bring down Sam Hidalgo-Clyne short of the try line in last year's meeting. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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Wales and Scotland have been facing off since 1883, and have met 120 times. Here’s a quick look back at some of the more eye-opening numbers throughout the years

69 - The number of matches Wales have won in total, comprising 43 victories in Wales, 25 in Scotland, and one at a neutral venue (Wembley, in the 1998 Five Nations Championship).

9 - It’s nine years since Scotland last recorded victory over Wales - a 21-9 win at Murrayfield during the 2007 Six Nations. Scotland still finished bottom that year on points difference.

5 - Scotland’s longest winning streak, coming between February 1923 and February 1927.

48 - The largest winning margin between the two teams, coming during the 51-3 victory in 2014 in Cardiff.

14 - It’s been 14 years since Scotland last registered a victory in Wales. Ian McGeechan’s side defeated Wales 27-22 in Cardiff thanks to two tries from Gordon Bulloch, a conversion from Brendan Laney, four penalties from Brendan Laney and one penalty from Duncan Hodge.

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26 - The Welsh have won the Six Nations Championship 26 times in all guises (Six Nations, Five Nations, Home Nations Championship) and have shared victory 11 times.

28 - The number of points both sides scored during the last draw - in 2001, at Murrayfield.

0 - Total number of points scored in the third meeting between the two sides at Hamilton Crescent in Glasgow, in 1885. ‘Goals’ were awarded for a successful conversion after a try was scored; for a dropped goal, or a goal from mark. In the event of drawn games, unconverted tries were totalled up to give a winner. If there was still no clear winner, then the match was declared a draw.

29 - Total number of tries scored by Wales against Scotland between the 2006 Six Nations and the 2015 tournament.

1584 - Total number of points Wales have scored against Scotland since records began.

1211 - Scotland’s points total against Wales since records began.

2 - Number of players in the Welsh squad who were part of the team the last time Scotland were victorious - Alun Wyn Jones and Gethin Jenkins.

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