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Summary

  1. Scotland 23-26 Wales FT - watch/listen again in 'Live Coverage'
  2. Hogg & Welsh tries for Scotland; Webb & Davies for Wales
  3. L Williams denied Welsh try for obstruction
  4. Laidlaw 3 pens 1 con Russell 1 con; Halfpenny 4 pens 2 cons
  5. England women 39-7 Italy women FT
  6. Matthews, Scott, Large, Mclean, Gallagher, Wilson tries

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Wales v Scotland
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More fat to chew than a jumbo pack of value pork scratchings.

I'm sure the debate over what might have been for Scotland, and what will be for Wales for the rest of this year, will rage deep into the night around Edinburgh.

I'll leave you to it.

A two-week break from Six Nations looms and we resume on 28 February with Scotland v Italy before the two unbeaten sides left in the tournament - England and Ireland - meet the following afternoon.

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Ken Milligan: What a frustration. So many chances, such a lack of composure. Another win thrown away. #WorkToBeDone

Aaron Jones: Close! Scotland fought hard but Wales did enough. We'll need to improve again against the French to win.

Alan Wilson: I would rather watch a team winning on merit in such a tight game rather than the ref deciding the outcome.

Scotland 23-26 Wales

Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC One

"Because they have been so used to 'Warrenball' and it has been successful for them, when it does not work, they do not know what to do. I don't think Wales have improved over the last two years - we've not gone backwards, we've just stood still."

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Daily Mirror rugby union correspondent Alex Spink on Twitter: "Boy did Scotland make a dog's dinner of that. Poor decision-making in last quarter cost them. Mind you ref did them no favours."

Scotland 23-26 Wales

Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC One

"Was referee Glen Jackson the defining factor in the game? I don't know. For me it was the first 20 minutes after half-time where Wales played well and shut the game down."

The forum continues at the top of this page. Click play to get the views of Martyn Williams and Andy Nicol.

Coach reaction

Scotland 23-26 Wales

Vern Cotter
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Scotland coach Vern Cotter: "It is a hard one to take. We were applying pressure and got ourselves in some good situations. We will use this game to move forward into the next game. A little frustrated.

"There were a couple of things that didn't go our way. we can't control that. We will look at developing our game, developing our counter-attack.

"The game is over, we have to take what we can from that. There were marked improvements and we will keep working away."

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Former England centre Will Greenwood: No doubt whatever rubbish gets thrown at the ref, Wales deserved that win

Greenwood lost a £5 bet on the match with fellow World Cup winner Mike Tindall.

Scotland 23-26 Wales

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Coach reaction

Scotland 23-26 Wales

Wales coach Warren Gatland: "There's satisfaction and relief after the criticism of last week. I think we deserved the result and the victory, but it's difficult to get a result away from home in this championship.

"When we kept the ball we were good, our dominance in the air was good. It was a good Test match, we went out there to play rugby and Scotland did as well. We're relieved to get back on the bike and get a result."

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Scotland 23-26 Wales

Callum: This referee should never be in charge of an international match again. Disgraceful display.

Beth, Swansea: The rules were cleared up when Wales beat Scotland five years ago. The attacking side have to be in their own half ready for the restart BEFORE 80 minutes hit on the clock. Stephen Jones ran his heart out just to get over the halfway line. The Scottish 10 did no such thing and was still wandering in the Welsh half.

Can anyone confirm this? I don't remember the incident myself. I would have thought it depends more on when the ball goes dead.

Match stats

Scotland 23-26 Wales

Scotland-Wales

Metres made: 395-443

Defenders beaten: 13- 9

Clean breaks: 5-5

Offloads: 6-6

Turnovers: 8-8

Tackles: 120-110

Missed tackles: 9-13

It was not just the scoreline that was tight.

Six Nations table

Scotland 23-26 Wales

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John: Scotland completely incapable of taking their chances, so frustrating to watch!

stephen hingston: Wins a win but got to do better than that

Ben: Stuart Hogg is still looking for that dummy that Jonathan Davies sold him!

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Scotland 23-26 Wales

Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC One

"A very good win, we're back on track. It will be very tough against France in Paris, but if we get a bit of momentum then this Welsh side is a very, very good one."

Scotland despondency

Scotland 23-26 Wales

Scotland player
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Would'a, should'a, could'a.

Scotland are left to look back on marks for effort, industry and style rather than a winning scoreline on the big board,

They had their chances. They lost this same fixture 51-3 last season, but they will know they could have won this time around.

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Stu Johnston: Scotland showed up just how poor the Welsh were.

Charlotte Bailey: Scotland could have won that! #TooManyPenalties

Jonathan Chase: It's a win for Wales, but it's not looking too great. If Scotland were more clinical it would be a different story

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Player reaction

Scotland 23-26 Wales

Scotland's Greig Laidlaw: "Disappointed to come up short, we played some good rugby but came up short. Rome was not built in a day, and this team is on a journey with Vern Cotter. I thought the referee forgot how long was on the clock at the end."

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Scotland 23-26 Wales

Alun Wyn Jones speaking to BBC Sport: "We were unconvincing last week, and again towards the end today but a win's a win. In the last couple of games we've been unconvincing but credit to Scotland, they never gave up."

Scotland 23-26 Wales

What a barnstormer of a game, but what does it all mean?

Wales back to winning ways, Scotland with another creditable performance but a shortage of killer instinct.

And was time really up when Glen Jackson blew for full time?

A replay of Finn Russell's conversion shows it fly over the posts and dead with 79:56 on the clock.

Wales should have had to kick back to the hosts with a slender three-point lead.

Full-time

Scotland 23-26 Wales

Gavin Hastings

Former Scotland full-back on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Full-time
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"Extreme disappointment for Scotland. They fought so hard and played wonderful rugby for 95 metres of the field. Just those last last few metres, they were knocking on the door but couldn't get over. They left it too late.

"Wales deserved the victory but Scotland will feel hard done by. The penalties conceded ultimately cost Scotland.

"It was always going to be very close. When you score right at the end, you will think 'why didn't we score earlier?' This was a game perhaps they could have won, more likely should have won."

Jonathan Davies

Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

"No-one has stood out but for his work-rate, he's been exceptional, clearing rucks, making tackles and in the line-out, my man of the match is Alun Wyn Jones."

Full-time

Scotland 23-26 Wales

Wales centre Jonathan Davies scored what ultimately proved to be the winning try
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Wales centre Jonathan Davies scored what ultimately proved to be the winning try in a Murrayfield thriller.

Try

Scotland 23-26 Wales - Jon Welsh (con Russell)

Jon Welsh bundles over from short range, a fistfight focused on Jim Hamilton breaks out, Finn Russell gets hold of the ball and boots the extras, but the clock has defeated the hosts.

Scotland 16-26 Wales

Chris Paterson

Former Scotland international on BBC One

"Scotland's bravery and commitment is there, but it needs more execution."

Scotland 16-26 Wales

Wales win a penalty from a line-out on their own line and some much needed breathing space.

They have been worked to the limit today and they should be safe now with less than two minutes left on the clock.

Disallowed try

Scotland 16-26 Wales

Scotland are just refusing to die. Stuart Hogg, brilliant again, puts on the after-burners breaks out of defence and feeds Sam Hidalgo-Clyne inside him. He is hauled down just short and his offload to Mark Bennett floats forward before the centre dives over.

Scotland 16-26 Wales

Vern Cotter is cradling his head in his hands in his goldfish bowl. His Scotland side have wasted another good chance to turn the screw on Wales with Finn Russell failing to find a good touch from a penalty...

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Rob Larque: Intense pressure from the Scots..

Dom Wills: The Welsh defence is looking strong

Tim Riggs: Got to hand it to the Welsh defence during that period of play

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Scotland 16-26 Wales

Gavin Hastings

Former Scotland full-back on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"It is small margins and it looks now that that was Scotland's best opportunity to score and give them a huge lift into the last 10 minutes. Goodness me, that was THE opportunity. They had to find a way to get through to the try but only done so once."

Scotland 16-26 Wales

Jonathan Davies

Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

"They had to keep their composure and width, but white-line fever took over. Everyone wanted to score, they had two men over but the forwards took it in."

Scotland 16-26 Wales

Turnover! Sam Warburton with a captain's steal and Wales break out of jail. That feels like it might have ensure the W for Wales.

Scotland 16-26 Wales

Another penalty as Wales stray offside. They are flirting with the possibility of a penalty try now. Scotland tap and go once again...

Scotland 16-26 Wales

Metres made
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Scotland are on the attack now, but Wales have had the edge in attacking terms.

Scotland 16-26 Wales

Justin Tipuric clamps down over the top as he tries to steal the ball. Illegally decides the referee. Penalty. And Scotland tap and go. Breathless...

Scotland 16-26 Wales

Blair Cowan up to within a metre. Wales are counter-rucking hard though...

Scotland 16-26 Wales

Lovely dummy from Mark Bennett! The whole Wales defence swayed the wrong way and Scotland are up to within five metres. Huge pressure...

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Owen Francis: Good old dummy switch pop, cant go wrong! #trytime

Tim Riggs: Wales busts and breaks the Scottish defence

Gareth Rees: That's more like it! Time to get ruthless, lets put this game to bed now Wales

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Scotland 16-26 Wales

Jonathan Davies

Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

"That was crucial for Wales to get in front by 10 points, Scotland have to chase the game now, use the ball and create something."

Scotland 16-26 Wales

BBC Wales' Dafydd Pritchard at Murrayfield: "The tension seems to be getting to Scotland's coaches.

"A loud thumping noise is heard from their box as one of the coaches slams his fist against the glass, prompting a few startled looks from the members of the media nearby."

Scotland 16-26 Wales

Gavin Hastings

Former Scotland full-back on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Wales try
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"The pressure eventually told. It was great strike running from Jamie Roberts. For the first time today, it was poor defending from Scotland. There was some great angles of running. Matt Scott missed and he will be very disappointed with that. A tall order now for Scotland."