Scotland 29 - 13 Wales: Story of the match

Tries from Tommy Seymour and Tim Visser kept Scottish hopes of a first Triple Crown in 27 years alive as they claimed an impressive 29-13 win over Wales.

Tim Visser scores Scotland's second try.  Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images
Tim Visser scores Scotland's second try. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

Rob Howley’s Dragons dominated a brutal first-half battle and led 13-9 at half-time through Liam Williams’ touchdown and Leigh Halfpenny’s boot.

It was a different story after the break though, with wings Seymour and Visser crossing over as the rampant Scots racked up 20 unanswered points, also via Finn Russell’s kicking, to hand them a shot at the clean sweep of Home Nations at Twickenham in two weeks’ time.

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“Brilliant performance by @Scotlandteam v @WelshRugbyUnion A great 1st win for @johnbarc86 as captain!” - Former Scotland skipper David Sole (@davidsole678) hails Scotland’s triumph.


Tim Visser - The Harlequins wing has often been regarded as the weak link in the Scottish line-up but he more than deserved his place this time as he set up Seymour to score, halted Rhys Webb from scoring a certain try before finishing off his own touchdown.


Scotland ended 10 years of hurt as they grabbed their first win over the Dragons since 2007. Their 16-point winning margin also gives the Dark Blues their biggest win over Welsh opposition since 1993.


Scotland centre Alex Dunbar can forget about making a switch to fly-half after his attempt at up and under went spectacularly wrong, with the ball flying off his shin before whizzing over his head and out of touch.


England v Scotland (Saturday, March 11)

Wales v Ireland (Friday, March 10)