Scotland 21 Wales 9, all penalties

A bunch of us descended on Murrayfield to watch the 6 nations game. Amongst our numbers we had 2 Welsh. Although the game was messy, and neither side proved worthy, Scotland were triumphant and we could rub our Welsh friends noses in it for the rest of the night. The crowd sounded like the Welsh had us outnumbered. Indeed Flower of Scotland sounded a bit flat at the start.

The hosts outscored the Welsh three penalties to two in an energetic first half but as the game wore on the already low quality dropped further.

Rhys Thomas’s sin-binning invited the Scots to score but Nathan Hines, Allan Jacobsen and Paterson all fell short.

Paterson’s reliable boot built up a lead Wales could never claw back as the game petered out to a tepid conclusion.

Scotland 21 Wales 9