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Scotland Flatter To Deceive Once More In Six Nations Loss To Wales

Scotland Flatter To Deceive Once More In Six Nations Loss To Wales
By Colman Stanley Updated

The memes were in full force during the week jokingly predicting that Scotland would lose to an underperforming Welsh side a week after a huge win against England.

It’s a pattern that has become all too familiar for the Scots in the Six Nations, and they repeated it today by indeed losing in a tight and scrappy affair to the Welsh.

Wales - who looked so woeful in Dublin last week - somehow managed to maintain their 20-year unbeaten run over their northern neighbours in Cardiff despite a raft of injuries and misfiring Welsh side.

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Scotland looked on top in the first half but could not shake off the Welsh and the sides went in at halftime with the score at 14-14.

The electric Darcy Graham had scored Scotland’s only try from a vintage Finn Russell skip pass. Tomas Francis went over for the Welsh after an impressive driving maul.

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After an exciting first period the second half was turgid as the rain began to have more of an influence over the proceedings.

Wales managed to take the lead courtesy of a penalty and drop goal from Dan Biggar.

In complete contrast to the steady and assured Biggar, his flyhalf counterpart Finn Russell produced a performance littered with moments of brilliance and a lot of costly mistakes.

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While the mercurial Russell was the orchestrater of much of Scotland’s great first half play, he was also missing touch from penalties and putting kick offs out on the full.

His most costly error came 13 minutes from time when he was sin binned after a deliberate knock on just metres from his own line.

Wales managed to hold on for a 20-17 victory and add to the long list of frustrating and disappointing Scottish Six Nations losses.

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In the 2021 Six Nations they defeated both England and France, but of course bottled the game against Wales.

And who can forget the 2010 Six Nations when Wales produced the greatest comeback the tournament had ever seen.

They keep saying it could be their year, but it never is, and we’re starting to wonder when it ever will be. For Scotland fans, it's a case of what's another year.

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