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Scotland and Wales get Round 3 of the 2017 Six Nations tournament underway on Saturday afternoon at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, with both nations chasing their second victory of the season, a result that will keep them in contention for the title. The losers will effectively be out of the running. Scotland who have enjoyed a massive upturn in fortunes in the last 18 months or so, will have to buck the trend of recent seasons, which has seen Wales win all of the last nine fixtures between the two sides in the 6-Nations, at whatever venue they have been played.
However, in Round 1, the Scots overcame one of the pre-tournament favourites Ireland, defeating them by 27-22 in Edinburgh. Their trip to Paris in Round 2 was not such a happy experience, as they not only lost the game by 16-22, but they also lost their skipper Greig Laidlaw to injury, and he will miss the rest of the season. Wales started 2017 with an unconvincing win in Rome by 33-7 against Italy, before losing a thrilling encounter in Cardiff against the reigning Champions England. The final score was 21-16 in favour of the English, although had the not butchered a number of overlap opportunities, the margin could have been a lot wider.
Posted: 15th February 2015
Scotland and Wales who clash at Murrayfield Stadium on Sunday in the latest round of Six Nations fixtures, go into the game knowing that for the losers their title aspirations will effectively be over, following opening weekend losses for both countries. Scotland were beaten in Paris, although the scoreline was possibly a little flattering to the Scots who struggled to create many meaningful attacking periods, although no one could doubt their commitment and dogged competitiveness. The hosts make two enforced changes from the team that started in Paris for Sunday's game. Sean Lamont and Geoff Cross come in on the wing and at tight-head respectively. Tommy Seymour is out through injury, while prop Euan Murray doesn't play on Sunday's due to his religious beliefs.
For the Welsh who were beaten in a cauldron of an atmosphere at the Millennium Stadium last Friday night by England, there are also two changes to their lineup. Liam Williams who was unlucky not to start against England, comes in for the rested George North, while Aaron Jarvis replaces Samson Lee in the front row, the later having been concussed against England. The Scots haven't enjoyed a win against the Welsh since 2007, when they won at Murrayfield by 21-9, since when they have been beaten seven times, and in six of those defeats the final margin stretched into double figures.
Posted: 9th March 2013
The Six Nations competition will continue this week at Murrayfield Stadium as Scotland and Wales play at 14:30 local time and GMT. In the Six Nations table, we have Scotland taking the number three spot right now. They have played three games this season so far, and walked away with a win twice, taking home four points because of it. As for Wales, they also have three games played, and have been able to win two of them, and earn the same number of points as Scotland. We also have England in the number one spot with six points and three wins.
Ireland comes in at number four right now with three games played and one wins, earning two points, which is the same exact situation that Italy finds itself in right now. They have two points as well and then France comes in last with no points.
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