Scotland and Wales staged the most exciting Rugby Union match of the International season in Edinburgh today with Wales scrambling a one point win in the last few minutes of the match.
Scotland and Wales staged the most exciting Rugby Union match of the International season in Edinburgh today with Wales scrambling a one point win in the last few minutes of the match. The lead seesawed back and forth. Scotland were behind eight points to six at half time and within minutes of the start of the second half went even further behind when Wales scored another try. However a late revival and conversion saw the home side leading 18-14 with only minutes to go. Then Wales scored a dying effort try and converted to take out the match 19-18.
SYNOPSIS: Wales, playing from left to right, apply the pressure on Scotland shortly before half time in their Rugby Union international played in Edinburgh today (Saturday). From a lineout, Taylor dives in for a try, which was converted, to lead 8-6 at the change. Scotland kicked off to start the second half, urged on by a huge local crowd.
Only minutes after the break, Wales scored again with a brilliant try by Edwards on the Scottish defence's blind side. Wales failed to convert.
However Scotland were quick to retaliate from a lineout only yards from the touch line. Carmichael was the scorer.
The conversion was missed but soon after Scotland received a penalty which was put to full advantage and they took the lead by a single point, 12-11. However, Wales were back in the lead a few minutes later when Scotland failed to pick up a loose ball and Johns went over for a try. The conversion was missed and Wales led 14-12.
Scotland snatched back the lead minutes from the end with a converted penalty. They went further ahead a few minutes later with a try and conversion making it 18-14 their way and the match seemed to be theirs. However Wales scored yet again in the last two minutes and the conversion gave them victory 19-18.