Six Nations Championship 2017

Scotland end 10-year Wales hoodoo with 29-13 victory

Hosts win their second straight Six Nations game as they come from behind to defeat Welsh at Murrayfield in an absorbing encounter

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 26 February, 2017, 12:30am
UPDATED : Sunday, 26 February, 2017, 1:32am

Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell shone as Scotland staged a rousing comeback to beat Wales for the first time in 10 years in an absorbing 29-13 Six Nations victory at Murrayfield on Saturday.

After an early exchange of penalties Wales winger Liam Williams crossed in the corner for an eye-catching opening try as the visitors opened up a 13-9 halftime lead.

Scotland wingers Tommy Seymour and Tim Visser finished tries set up by sublime Hogg passes after the break while Russell kicked 19 points with a perfect seven from seven record with the boot.

Victory was Scotland’s first against Wales since 2007 –ending a run of nine successive defeats – as they scored 23 unanswered points to register their second victory in three matches in this year’s Championship.

Wales led Scotland 13-9 at half-time after early penalties from Scotland’s Finn Russell and Wales’s Leigh Halfpenny, it was the Welsh who scored the only try of the first half.

Rhys Webb’s quick tap penalty caught the home defence napping and saw the scrum-half send in wing Liam Williams in the 23rd minute.

Halfpenny converted for a 10-3 Wales lead and added another penalty.

But two further Russell penalties, including one in first-half stoppage time, kept the Scots in touch as they sought a first win in 10 tests against Wales.

Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse