2020 Six Nations Championship – Wales vs Scotland Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Wales vs Scotland taking place? Saturday 14th March, 14:15

Where is Wales vs Scotland taking place? Principality Stadium

What is the expected weather for Wales vs Scotland? 10c in cloudy skies

What channel is Wales vs Scotland on? BBC 1

Where can I stream Wales vs Scotland? Wales vs Scotland can be streamed via BBC iPlayer

Where can I get tickets for Wales vs Scotland? Fans seeking tickets should visit the ticket section of the official rugby union website for each nation

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Scotland 11-18 Wales

THE TEAM NEWS

WALES

  • Wales’ slim hopes of defending their Six Nations crown came to an end as they suffered a third consecutive loss in this year’s competition with a late rally not enough to see them overcome England at Twickenham.
  • The Welsh lost by three points but that did not give a true reflection of the game with Wales scoring 14 points late on following a red card to England’s Manu Tuilagi which reduced the hosts to 13 men due to Ellis Genge’s yellow card two minutes prior.
  • Wales will end their campaign with a home clash against Scotland in a game that will see captain Alun Wyn Jones equal the world record for Test appearances with 148 while Rhys Webb will make his first start for the national team since 2017 and there is also a debut for WillGriff John.

SCOTLAND

  • Scotland pulled off a huge shock to blow the Championship wide open as they took full advantage of a first half red card for France to defeat the side that had been on to complete a Grand Slam before that loss.
  • The French were reduced to 14 just before the break and that allowed Scotland to take the lead at half-time before they made sure of the victory with a strong display in the second period to claim a brilliant win.
  • Head coach Gregor Townsend has named the same back division for the third consecutive game but has made three changes to his pack with Stuart McInally, Sam Skinner and Magnus Bradbury all earning a place in the starting XV.

THE PREDICTION

Wales and Scotland will wrap-up their Six Nations campaign with only pride at stake for both teams. Wales have meekly surrendered the title they won in brilliant fashion last year while Scotland will be very pleased with their efforts so far having beaten Italy and France and keeping both Ireland and England within touching distance. They will be eager to finish on a high and should be able to keep this one closer than many might think in what could be a very nervous home win for Wales.

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