European Championship 2014: Scotland 42-18 Wales

Sonny Esslemont
Hull KR's Sonny Esslemont made his Scotland debut against Wales

Scotland scored eight tries as they beat Wales in the opening game of the European Championship in Workington.

Rhys Williams opening the scoring for Wales but tries from Danny Brough, Oscar Thomas and Corbay Kilday gave the Scots a 16-4 lead.

Christiaan Roets and Peter Lupton replied before Scotland ran riot.

David Scott's brace and tries from Jonny Walker and Brett and Callum Phillips sealed the win before Connor Farrer's late consolation.

European Championship 2014
Friday, 17 October: Scotland 42-18 Wales
Saturday, 18 October: Ireland v France (14:00 BST) at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
Saturday, 25 October: Ireland v Scotland (14:00 BST) at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
Saturday, 25 October: France v Wales (15:00 BST) at Albi Stadium, Albi
Friday, 31 October: Scotland v France (19:30 BST) at Netherdale, Galashiels
Sunday 2, November: Wales v Ireland (14:30 BST) at Racecourse Ground, Wrexham

Brough also kicked five conversions for Scotland, who face Ireland in Dublin on 25 October, while Wales meet France in Albi on the same day.

The winners of the tournament qualify for the 2016 Four Nations, alongside Australia, New Zealand and England.

If Wales or Ireland take the European title it will also secure their place at the 2017 World Cup.

England, France and Scotland have already qualified for the tournament, which will be held in Australia and New Zealand.

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