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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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  1. Post update

    Wales v Scotland

    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.

    See you there.

  2. Get involved #bbcrugby

    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.

  3. Post update

    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."

  4. Post update

    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.

  5. Coach reaction

    Scotland 23-26 Wales

    Vern Cotter

    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."

  6. Get involved

    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.

  7. Post update

    Scotland 23-26 Wales

    Jonny Gray
  8. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Six Nations table

    Scotland 23-26 Wales

    Six Nations table
  12. Get involved #bbcrugby

    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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  13. Post update

    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."

  14. Scotland despondency

    Scotland 23-26 Wales

    Scotland player
    Scotland player
    Scotland player

    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.

  15. Get involved #bbcrugby

    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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  16. 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."

  17. Player reaction

    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."

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Full-time

    Scotland 23-26 Wales

    Gavin Hastings

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

    Full-time

    "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."

  20. Post update

    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."

  21. Full-time

    Scotland 23-26 Wales

    Wales centre Jonathan Davies scored what ultimately proved to be the winning try

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

  22. 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.

  23. Post update

    Scotland 16-26 Wales

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

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

  24. Post update

    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.

  25. 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.

  26. Post update

    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...

  27. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Tim Visser

    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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  28. Post update

    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."

  29. Post update

    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."

  30. Post update

    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.

  31. Post update

    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...

  32. Post update

    Scotland 16-26 Wales

    Metres made

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

  33. Post update

    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...

  34. Post update

    Scotland 16-26 Wales

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

  35. Post update

    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...

  36. Get involved #bbcrugby

    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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  37. Post update

    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."

  38. Post update

    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."

  39. Post update

    Scotland 16-26 Wales

    Gavin Hastings

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

    Wales try

    "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."

  40. Try

    Scotland 16-26 Wales - Jonathan Davies (con Halfpenny)

    Scotland's tackling suddenly goes all flaky on them as they reveal an unexpectedly soft centre under pressure from a Jonathan Davies charge.

    The Wales centre comes steaming onto a crashball, shrugs off replacement Matt Scott, sends Stuart Hogg a little dummy and burns away from Jonny Gray.

    In under the posts and that might be game, set and match.

  41. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Karl Cobane: Twice Wales have turned their noses up at points and gone for the line, if they lose this it will be through arrogance

    Tim Riggs: Pressure into points...

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  42. Post update

    Scotland 16-19 Wales

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "Scotland will be encouraged, there will be momentum shifts, and Scotland will have the opportunities. Wales have turned down some kicking opportunities - they could be nine points in front."

  43. Missed penalty

    Scotland 16-19 Wales

    Well, well, well.

    Leigh Halfpenny, who wobbled as he kicked his last penalty, shanks an ambitious attempt at the limit of his range. He has missed for the first time today off the tee.

    Still just three points in it.

  44. Post update

    Scotland 16-19 Wales

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    Greig Laidlaw tries to tackle Leigh Halfpenny

    "The Welsh power plays are beginning to work for them, the Scottish tackles are creaking and allowing Wales to get on the front foot."

  45. Post update

    Scotland 16-19 Wales

    Changes on both sides as Alasdair Strokosch replaces Johnnie Beattie for Scotland and Jake Ball is withdrawn in favour of Luke Charteris.

  46. No try

    Scotland 16-19 Wales

    Good spot Mr Jackson.

    Alun Wyn Jones and Jake Ball detached off the front of a rolling maul and clearly obstruct a Scotland defender as Rhys Webb and Liam Williams scamper over the whitewash behind them.

    Warren Gatland is searching for something kickable in the coaches box.

  47. Post update

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "Can he do that? He's given the try and then gone to the TMO."

  48. Try review

    Scotland 16-19 Wales

    TMO

    It looks a clear score as Liam Williams streaks into the corner up the blind side. But Glen Jackson has spotted something that needs investigation from up in the gods...

  49. Post update

    Scotland 16-19 Wales

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    "Wales are building the phases, and there is space for Wales to attack as Scotland spread out."

  50. Post update

    Scotland 16-19 Wales

    Wales looming up to the Scotland 22-metre line. A little glimmer for Liam Williams, but Stuart Hogg cuts him down at the knees. A penalty for Wales as Scotland pilfer illegally and Leigh Halfpenny punts into the corner rather than going for goal...

  51. Post update

    Scotland 16-19 Wales

    BBC Wales' Dafydd Pritchard at Murrayfield: "It's taken a while but 'Bread of Heaven' has just had its first airing of the afternoon at Murrayfield.

    "Wales' fans might have been buoyed by their side's scrum, which seems to have benefited from the substitution of Scotland's Geoff Cross.

    "His departure also means Wales now have the edge in the beard stakes, with lock Jake Ball's facial hair now without doubt the most impressive on the pitch."

  52. Post update

    Scotland 16-19 Wales

    Change for Scotland as Richie Gray departs with a suspected broken finger and Jim Hamilton replaces him.

  53. Post update

    Scotland 16-19 Wales

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "There was no need for that, it was a silly, silly penalty."

  54. Post update

    Scotland 16-19 Wales

    Gavin Hastings

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

    Gregg Laidlaw

    "You just sense this game is going to turn on a mistake or a bit of brilliance. The forwards are cancelling each other out.

    "The quality of kicking is amongst the best in the world. The Scottish supporters need to get behind their team here."

  55. Penalty

    Scotland 16-19 Wales - Greig Laidlaw

    Jake Ball gets over-eager, charging into a tackle on Johnnie Beattie before the Scotland eight has got his hands on the ball.

    Penalty to Scotland and it is on the limits of Greig Laidlaw's range, 40m to goal. That is a 24-carat strike from the Scottish skipper though, on and on it flies and up pop the linesmen's flags.

  56. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Paul Tooze: Jamie Roberts playing well again today

    Ian: OK six points gap with half an hour to play. Can Wales kick on or can Scotland fight back? Could tell us so much about both.

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  57. Post update

    Scotland 13-19 Wales

    You don't see many of those to the pound. A scrum against the head as the ball dribbles Wales way off a shin in the Scotland engineroom. But Rhys Webb wastes the chance, fumbling from Taulupe Faletau's pop-up.

  58. Post update

    Scotland 13-19 Wales

    A change in front-row beef as Jon Welsh replaces Geoff Cross for Scotland. Welsh makes an early impression, dislodging the ball from Richard Hibbard's grasp with a solid tackle.

  59. Post update

    Scotland 13-19 Wales

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    Wales scrum-half Leigh Halfpenny kicks another penalty

    "Halfpenny slapped that one a bit but he's so accurate, even when he slaps it, it goes over."

  60. Penalty

    Scotland 13-19 Wales - Leigh Halfpenny

    Penalty to Wales and Leigh Halfpenny whips off the scrum cap, addresses the ball and finds a way over via the inside of the right upright. Streaky, but they all count.

  61. Davies back on

    Scotland 13-16 Wales

    Jonathan Davies runs the Scotland defence

    Jonathan Davies has been given his get-out-of-jail card. He rejoins the action with Wales with a put-in to a scrum on the Scotland 22.

  62. Post update

    Scotland 13-16 Wales

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "I've been very impressed by Alex Dunbar, his angles are good and he's solid in the tackle - very impressive."

  63. Post update

    Scotland 13-16 Wales

    Gavin Hastings

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

    Gregg Laidlaw

    "Game on! You just feel that this game can still open up. The forwards have been laying into each other and it is anybody's game."

  64. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Douglas McWhinnie: Cracking game of #rugby from both sides. Wish advantage wouldn't play as big a factor, high tackles are not being called either.

    Alex Reeves: Great pressure from Scotland. Bring on the next 40 minutes.

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  65. Penalty

    Scotland 13-16 Wales - Greig Laidlaw

    Scotland send the Wales scrum into retreat and referee Glen Jackson awards Scotland a penalty. Finn Russell puts it into the corner, Ross Ford misses his man in the line-out, but Jamie Roberts is pinged for hanging on as he thunders up midfield.

    Greig Laidlaw makes short work of the chance off the tee. Wales' lead down to three...

  66. Post update

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Is this canny play from Wales?

    Down a man thanks to Finn Russell's return, Wales second row Jake Ball suddenly needs a spot of medical attention.

    A quick application of the magic sponge and some soothing words and he is ready to resume.

  67. Russell back on

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Sean Lamont gathers the kick-off cleanly and Wales enter the ruck that forms around him illegally. Penalty Scotland and Finn Russell trots back on to take the hosts back to a full complement as it is boomed up to halfway for a line-out.

  68. Post update

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Teams back out.

    Got your breath back? Hope so.

    We are ready to go. Dan Biggar to boot us off...

  69. Post update

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC One

    "That was the key bit for Scotland, get 10 points when Wales have that yellow card against them. It is really important Scotland get some points in the first five minutes of the second half."

  70. Post update

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Finn Russell takes out Dan Biggar

    Anyone's game from here by my reckoning...

    Scotland will have a short power play period when Finn Russell is released from the sin-bin and Jonathan Davies still has to serve a little bit of his sentence to serve.

    Wales faded badly in the second half against England.

    Hmm... put all that in your pipe.

  71. Post update

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC One

    "Wales have reverted back to type, they have not kicked much and they have won the aerial battle in the first half. I think they'll be relatively happy with that first half."

  72. First-half stats

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    What a half!

    Here are the fine details...

    Scotland - Wales

    Tackles made: 53-54

    Tackles missed: 5-7

    Turnovers won: 3-3

    Penalties conceded: 8-6

    Carries: 46-52

    Offloads: 2-1

    Metres made: 179-263

  73. Post update

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Jeremy Guscott

    Former England centre on BBC One

    "How many times, like in the autumn, have Scotland had the opportunity and don't get over the line? It comes down to fine details and you have to take your opportunities in international rugby."

  74. Half-time

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    BBC Wales' Dafydd Pritchard at Murrayfield: "There is an edgy atmosphere at Murrayfield with both sides reduced to 14 men.

    "Boos abound as Wales centre Jonathan Davies joins Scotland's Fin Russell in the sin bin after taking out Johnnie Beattie in the air.

    "Interestingly, Dan Biggar - who was the victim of Russell's illegal aerial challenge - is overheard on the referee's mic saying 'if I break my neck, you've got to send him off'."

  75. Full-time

    England women 39-7 Italy women

    Late tries from Kay Wilson and Hannah Gallagher help England women to an ultimately comfortable victory over Italy at The Stoop.

    You can read a full report on the BBC Sport website and app shortly.

  76. Half-time

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Gavin Hastings

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

    Half time

    "I spoke before the game about somehow getting over the line, but Scotland will be so frustrated at not getting over. Great, desperate defending from Wales. It has been a very exciting first half and Wales are just about deserve their lead. Scotland know they are still in this game."

  77. Post update

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "A good time for the bell! Scotland had the opportunity, a couple of half-breaks but you have to turn those into points. That was a fantastic first half of rugby."

  78. Half-time

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Wales somehow survive and that feels like a body blow to Scotland - getting so close without coming back with some points to show.

    An excellent half though from the hosts.

  79. Post update

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Still Scotland! Stuart Hogg runs back a wayward clearing kick to within ten metres. Alex Dunbar up to within inches...

  80. Post update

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    "It went on a for a long time, that was a fantastic drive from the Scottish forwards and backs - but that is energy-sapping for both sides."

  81. Post update

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Old school. Twelve of Scotland's 14 men get involved in a monster of a rolling maul. Wales stop it just short but they are camped on their own line.

  82. Post update

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "If the referee's being consistent it is a yellow, but the difference is he was competing for the ball, but Russell wasn't."

  83. Sin-bin

    Wales' Jonathan Davies

    The referee finds he has painted himself into a corner. After dispatching Finn Russell to the bin for taking out Dan Biggar in the air, he decides he had no choice but to do the same when Jonathan Davies clumsily blunders into an airbourne Johnnie Beattie.

    If Russell hadn't been shown yellow, I'm pretty sure Daveis wouldn't have been. It was not that bad in isolation.

    Fourteen play 14 anyway.

  84. Post update

    Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "It's so easy, two passes because everyone is cantering around the tackler and there is space on the other side of the field. Great pass from Alun Wyn Jones, and good vision from Jonathan Davies to block the defender."

  85. Scotland 10-16 Wales

    Gavin Hastings

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

    Wales try

    "That was a magnificent Welsh try. There was a turnover that happened, the ball went loose and quickly recycled. Wales were playing the numbers game, a super try. it is about playing the rugby that is in front of you."

  86. Try

    Scotland 10-16 Wales - Rhys Webb (con. Halfpenny)

    Rhys Webb goes over for Wales' first try

    Scotland, a man down, pour forward, making ground, but when they are turned over, there are short of numbers out wide.

    Liam Williams streaks away, draws the cover and pops the ball inside to Rhys Webb who rounds under the sticks.

  87. Penalty

    Scotland 10-9 Wales - Leigh Halfpenny

    No mistake from there. Leigh Halfpenny clips over to cut the gap to one point.

  88. Scotland 10-6 Wales

    Gavin Hastings

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

    Finn Russell

    "Stuart Hogg came forward to try and catch the ball as Dan Biggar was chasing. The ball seemed to come back towards Biggar and Finn Russell wasn't even looking to tackle him. He turned his back, there is nothing malicious in that. I don't even think it's a penalty."

    Finn Russell
  89. Post update

    Scotland 10-6 Wales

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "This always happens, Mr Angry comes out but there is never going to be a punch thrown because you can't! But that is a penalty and a yellow card, that is dangerous - a yellow card and off."

  90. Post update

    Scotland 10-9 Wales

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    "Finn Russell was initially too far back, he had to make up too much ground and could not stop himself from making contact."

  91. Sin-bin

    Scotland's Finn Russell

    Dan Biggar is upended by Finn Russell

    Ouch!

    Wales' Dan Biggar soars into the sky to superbly claim a snowy up and under into the Scotland 22-metre. He is brought crashing to earth though as Finn Russell misjudges his challenge and upends Biggar as he crouches below the fly-half.

    It is an ugly look, but probably not malicious. Yellow for Russell, penalty bang in front and Biggar is back up and walking,

  92. Post update

    Scotland 10-6 Wales

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    "Wales have a lot of space to exploit and as a back I'd be looking to do that to get into this game."

  93. Post update

    Scotland 10-6 Wales

    Stuart Hogg's got a lot of glitter to his game, but sometimes the nitty-gritty details are not all they could be.

    The Scotland full-back fails to find his touch from inside his own 22-metre and Leigh Halfpenny runs the ball back with interest.

    A net loss of territory for the hosts, but their defence is holding very strong.

  94. Post update

    Scotland 10-6 Wales

    Stuart Hogg graphic
  95. Post update

    Scotland 10-6 Wales

    Turnover! Scotland's forwards swarm around the ball-catcher as soon as he returns to terra firma and Wales have not organised swiftly enough.

    No forward momentum and, with the ball failing to make it to ground, the scrum goes the hosts' way.

  96. Post update

    Scotland 10-6 Wales

    Scotland pull down the rolling maul. Ref Glen Jackson awards the penalty and Dan Biggar wallops into the corner once again.

    Wales want five points, not three.

  97. Women's Six Nations

    England women 22-7 Italy women (Try: Large)

    England women v Italy at The Stoop

    BBC Sport's Sara Orchard at The Stoop: "England look on course for victory as Worcester's Ceri Large scores their third try. However England have butchered plenty of chances in this second half and a better opposition might not let the score line look as flattering as the Italians have allowed. 70 minutes have been played."

  98. Post update

    Scotland 10-6 Wales

    This is a humdinger so far.

    Dan Biggar punts right into the Scottish corner from a penalty and Richard Hibbard finds Alun Wyn Jones from the resulting line-out.

    Scotland stretched and Wales rumbling...

  99. Scotland 10-6 Wales

    Gavin Hastings

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

    Leigh Halfpenny penatly

    "It is all about attitude. The players have to realise that if there is an opportunity to score, they need to push hard. It was a good riposte from Scotland.

    "I want to see a couple of tries in this game so it opens up. Both teams are capable of doing that from anywhere. I want it to be a fast and loose."

  100. Post update

    Scotland 10-6 Wales

    Scotland show that they can do a big of biff and bang - bringing in Alex Dunbar on a crash ball from the midfield. Liam Williams gathers Finn Russell's chip over the top though, calling a mark and thumping a kick back up towards halfway.

  101. Post update

    Scotland 10-6 Wales

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "Blair Cowan knew what he was doing there, did not roll away and got away with it. Typical open side flanker!

    "Scotland have to be happy, maybe not having the territory but they are using the ball very effectively. They look far more confident this season."

  102. Penalty

    Scotland 10-6 Wales -Leigh Halfpenny

    Leigh Halfpenny scores between the posts for Wales

    It was a great cover tackle from Stuart Hogg that cut down Rhys Webb just as the Wales scrum-half's eyes lit up with the sight of the whitewash.

    Scotland have to take some three-point damage though as Leigh Halfpenny punishes an infringement at a ruck.

  103. Post update

    Scotland 10-3 Wales

    Here comes the Wales backlash. Rhys Webb hauled down as he makes a clean break from Leigh Halfpenny's offload, Liam Williams tackled just short....

  104. Penalty

    Scotland 10-3 Wales - Greig Laidlaw

    Gethin Jenkins off his feet and bang in front. Advantage Scotland and, after Rob Harley fails to gather his skipper's grubber, Greig Laidlaw plonks the penalty through the posts for a seven-point lead.

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    Dave The Manager: Great seeing Scotland playing like this. Such creative rugby!

    Tim Riggs: Scotland making all the ground at the moment - turning it on big time

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  106. Post update

    Scotland 7-3 Wales

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "Those are the opportunities Scotland have to take, that is a no-brainer that you have to score at international level. With the ball in hand that is a run-in any day of the week."

  107. Post update

    Scotland 7-3 Wales

    All Scotland.

    Finn Russell's delayed pass sets Alex Dunbar scampering through a hole in the Wales defence. The crowd roar in expectation, but the centre's pass is batted to the safety of touch by a Welsh hand.

    Wales are all over the shop at the moment.

  108. Post update

    Scotland 7-3 Wales

    BBC Wales' Dafydd Pritchard at Murrayfield: "Just as Wales looked to be building momentum , Alex Cuthbert is turned over and the ball is swept out to Stuart Hogg, who seems to be powered by the sheer noise of Murrayfield as he speeds clear for the game's opening try.

    "It's fair to say that was against the run of play but the home crowd won't care a bit. They are delirious."

  109. Post update

    Scotland 7-3 Wales

    Scotland are pouring the pressure on a rattled Wales side. Clean ball off the top of the line-out inside the Wales 22 metre, but a fumble from Greig Laidlaw as he tries to get the backs flying hands possession back to the red shirts.

  110. Women's Six Nations

    England women 15-7 Italy women

    Alexandra Matthews breaks the Italian line

    BBC Sport's Sara Orchard at The Stoop: "Italy are reduced to 14 women in the second half as fly-half Beatrice Rigoni takes one for the team and is sent to the bin for persistent infringements at the breakdown.

    "It's a similar story to the first half though as England spend 10 minutes on the Italian line and come away with nothing - other than a lost GPS tracker that was chucked our way into the stands."

  111. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Chris Burnett-Godfre: Stuart Hogg, rapid!!

    Gareth Rees: All that from one poor pass, Wales can't play this game on the back foot!

    drahcir: Someone needs to find the english part of Stuart hog and offer him a lot of money

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  112. Post update

    Scotland 7-3 Wales

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    "What a try! Another long range effort from Hogg, there was no way Hibbard was going to get to him."

  113. Post update

    Gavin Hastings

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

    Stuart Hogg

    "It was amazing, I sensed that try was on for Scotland. They were very much in control of the breakdown situation. Richie Gray stole the ball and Wales were out on their feet. If you want to give it one man who can run 60 yards, it's Stuart Hogg."

  114. Try

    Scotland 7-3 Wales - Stuart Hogg (con. Laidlaw)

    Stuart Hogg breaks clear to score Scotland's first try
    Stuart Hogg celebrates for Scotland

    You are not going to catch Stuart Hogg with a clear corridor to the Wales line.

    The Scotland full-back revs up and roars away to score under the sticks after great work from Richie Gray and Finn Russell to nick the ball at the breakdown.

    The Wales forwards just looked like they ran out of puff there, failing to get to the ruck in enough numbers or with enough energy.

  115. Scotland 0-3 Wales

    BBC Wales' Dafydd Pritchard at Murrayfield: "It's been a lively start at Murrayfield. Both anthems were sung with spine-tingling gusto and a frantic opening has kept the fans roaring.

    Wales' line-out looks to have continued where it left off against England last weekend - a little loose - but the visitors have the lead thanks to the boot of Leigh Halfpenny."

  116. Post update

    Scotland 0-3 Wales

    Scotland are having to do plenty of tackling. Jamie Roberts crunches into Richie Gray, before Liam Williams almost squirms clear up the left wing. Wales just short of the Scotland 22 as the phases rack up...

  117. Scotland 0-3 Wales

    Gavin Hastings

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

    Leigh Halfpenny

    "Food and drink for Leigh halfpenny. I love watching this guy play, he is so composed, so in control, doing things with minimum of fuss."

  118. Post update

    Scotland 0-3 Wales

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    "Halfpenny is the best goal kicker in the world, and that's two penalties to Wales in the first five minutes. That came from Wales reverting to type."

  119. Penalty

    Scotland 0-3 Wales - Leigh Halfpenny

    Blair Cowan commando-rolls out of a ruck on the wrong side. Rhys Webb is incredulous as the Scottish flanker impedes his attempt to get the ball away from the base.

    Ref Glen Jackson sees his point and awards the penalty. It is a lovely spot for Leigh Halfpenny and he splits the sticks from a slight angle.

  120. Post update

    Scotland 0-0 Wales

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "That's unlucky for Finn Russell, it was a very good kick but he's slightly unlucky it did not roll to the touchline."

  121. Post update

    Scotland 0-0 Wales

    The dead-ball areas at Murrayfield are yawning chasms, acres and acres to punt into and chase, but there is still not enough space from Finn Russell's kick to stay in play. It bobbles dead and Wales have a scrum back up at halfway.

    A bit wasteful from Russell.

  122. Post update

    Scotland 0-0 Wales

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "Nice to see Wales centre Jamie Roberts getting the ball early, I think it was 55 minutes before we saw him last week."

  123. Post update

    Scotland 0-0 Wales

    Wales are already showing plenty of intent to play with quick phases and big runners. Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies have already ploughed into contact, but the latter gets isolated from his forwards and the penalty goes Scotland's way for hanging on...

  124. Scotland 0-0 Wales

    Gavin Hastings

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

    "Not the best start. I can never understand why teams are so keen to give away a penalty. It puts you on the back foot straight away."

  125. Kick-off

    Scotland 0-0 Wales

    Finn Russell switches the kick-off towards the Wales backs. Jonathan Davies claims cleanly and Jonny Gray is off his feet at the first collision. Penalty and Dan Biggar booms the kick up towards halfway...

  126. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Scotland will kick off and it is Finn Russell, who had a stormer against the French, with the honour...

  127. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Sam Wright: I love to hear Flower of Scotland when Scotland play at Murrayfield! Hair raising!

    saidmadrid: To hear Murrayfield singing a capela the flower of Scotland, and the pipers is one of the wonders of the world

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  128. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    It is crystal clear day in the Scottish capital and the Murrayfield crowd are in fine voice as the pipes die away and allow them to carry Flower of Scotland to its conclusion unaided.

    Awesome as ever.

    The hosts are up for this. Strap in, I have got a good feeling about this one.

  129. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    Wales head coach Warren Gatland

    "Today is a huge tactical ask for Wales against a very confident Scotland side."

  130. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Jeremy Guscott

    Former England centre on BBC One

    "Given what happened last weekend it's a close call, if Scotland don't play too much in their own half they have a huge opportunity. Wales boss Warren Gatland has been so faithful to his team, but because Vern Cotter has his side so confident at home, I'm taking Scotland to shade it. There is a caveat - the Scots are good at getting the ball to the 22, but they struggle to get it to the try line."

  131. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC One

    "This is a huge game for Wales, next it's France in Paris but I think the nation is still in a bit of shock from last Friday. I'm looking for a response, it will be a tough game and a narrow win for Wales."

  132. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Princess Anne takes to the turf at Murrayfield

    The two teams are out with plenty of time to spare and it is just as well because Princess Anne wants a chinwag.

    The Princess Royal, a patron of the Scottish Rugby Union, is introduced to the two sides and picks out Jamie Roberts at the end of the Welsh line for a bit of pre-match small talk.

    On to Scotland and her Royal Highness seems to be giving Geoff Cross a bit of a ribbing about his Robinson Crusoe beard.

    Lovely stuff.

  133. Post update

    Gavin Hastings

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

    Wales fans

    "Murrayfield is always a special occasion. They do the pre-match entertainment better than any other Six Nations venue. The atmosphere in town this morning was absolutely terrific.

    "There are thousands of Welshmen here and they look so visible. There is a huge sense of anticipation and obviously both teams are desperate to win the match."

  134. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    After last weekend's tunnel shenanigans in Cardiff, the Scottish Rugby Union are playing it straight. Sam Warburton and Greig Laidlaw line up their teams side by side and walk out together.

    The two XVs appearance pitchside is marked with a boom of a field gun.

  135. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Wales wins graphic
  136. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Vern Cotter

    Scotland coach Vern Cotter speaking to BBC Sport: "It's a nice day, there's sunshine out there and the track is firm and dry so there should be some good rugby played.

    "Wales are a very good team, they will have prepared well this week because this game means a lot to them, as it does to us and it will be a fierce one today. We'll try to keep the ball at all times, apply pressure and we will have to concentrate for the full 85 minutes. Any lapse will lead to points against us."

  137. Women's Six Nations

    England women 15-7 Italy women (Try: Scott)

    BBC Sport's Sara Orchard: "A second try on the half-time whistle by England centre Abigail Scott flatters the Red Roses at the break. They've butchered countless chances whilst Italy have taken their only opportunity.

    "Credit to a monstrous performance by Richmond's Alex Matthews and some clinical kicking from hand by the returning Katy Mclean at fly-half - without these two England would be severely lacking."

  138. Team news

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Wales prop Samson Lee misses Sunday's Six Nations trip to Scotland after failing to recover from the concussion he suffered last week against England.

    Ospreys' Aaron Jarvis, 28, will replace Lee at tight-head with Cardiff's Scott Andrews coming on to the bench.

    Winger George North is also out, having an "extended recovery period", after receiving two blows to the head in the 21-16 defeat by England in Cardiff.

    Liam Williams replaces North and fellow Scarlet Scott Williams is on the bench.

    Wales: L Halfpenny (Toulon); A Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), J Davies (ASM Clermont Auvergne), J Roberts (Racing Metro), L Williams (Scarlets); D Biggar (Ospreys), R Webb (Ospreys); G Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), R Hibbard (Gloucester), A Jarvis (Ospreys); J Ball (Scarlets), A-W Jones (Ospreys); D Lydiate (Ospreys), S Warburton (Cardiff Blues, captain), T Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons).

    Replacements: S Baldwin (Ospreys), P James (Bath Rugby), S Andrews (Cardiff Blues), L Charteris (Racing Metro), J Tipuric (Ospreys), M Phillips (Racing Metro), R Priestland (Scarlets), S Williams (Scarlets).

  139. Team news

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has made two changes to his line-up for Sunday's Six Nations meeting with Wales.

    Sean Lamont replaces the injured Tommy Seymour on the wing.

    And tight-head prop Geoff Cross comes in for Euan Murray, who does not play on Sundays for religious reasons.

    Scotland: Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors); Sean Lamont (Glasgow Warriors), Mark Bennett (Glasgow Warriors), Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors), Tim Visser (Edinburgh Rugby); Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw (Gloucester, CAPT); Alasdair Dickinson (Edinburgh Rugby), Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby), Geoff Cross (London Irish), Richie Gray (Castres), Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors), Blair Cowan (London Irish) Johnnie Beattie (Castres).

    Replacements: Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Gordon Reid (Glasgow Warriors), Jon Welsh (Glasgow Warriors), Jim Hamilton (Saracens), Alasdair Strokosch (USA Perpignan), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Edinburgh Rugby), Greig Tonks (Edinburgh Rugby), Matt Scott (Edinburgh Rugby).

  140. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    The Lion Rampant is pinned up in the home dressing room as Scotland go through their final preparations, slapping some blood into thighs and spraying heat onto hamstrings.

    Time to get a rundown of the cast list. Scotland first....

  141. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Wales coach Warren Gatland talking to BBC Sport: "Last week was a real game of two halves, but we did not front up in the second half. The talk in the camp this week has been of a chance for redemption

    "Scotland have become a team to beat, but we want to play some rugby and last week we got sucked into a kicking game."

  142. Post update

    England women 10-7 Italy women (Try: Matthews Con: Mclean)

    BBC Sport's Sara Orchard: "Just as someone whispers to me that they think the English attack is as sharp as a "blunt spoon" Richmond flanker Alex Matthews wrestles her way to England's first try of the Six Nations. Katy Mclean with the extras means the Red Roses are back in front."

  143. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Former Wales winger Shane Williams on Twitter: As Rob Howley used to tell us @WelshRugbyUnion need to earn the right to go wide today. #tempo and #tact Busy back 3 please (in ATTACK)

  144. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Grizz: MASSIVE game for @Scotlandteam Front Row today. Win that battle & we stand a great chance of winning the game

    Jamie Malone: Scotland upset on the cards here!

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  145. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Wales fans in Edinburgh

    BBC Wales' Dafydd Pritchard at Murrayfield: "The teams are out for their warm-up routines at Murrayfield, and there is a hearty roar of welcome for both sides.

    "Scotland may be at home, but there has been something of a Welsh invasion in Edinburgh this weekend and much of this grand old arena has been painted red today.

    "Welsh fans tend to travel well to Edinburgh - little wonder when you consider that Wales haven't lost to Scotland since 2007."

  146. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

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  147. Women's Six Nations

    England women 3-7 Italy women (Try: Flavia Con: Michela)

    BBC Sport's Sara Orchard: "Italy's first foray into English territory and they make it count as lock Severin Flavia powers over the English line for the first try of the match against the run of play. The extra is added by wing Sillari Michela and Italy lead the world champions."

  148. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    How about his for a bit of mood music from the Scotland camp?

    "If we want to win this tournament, we need to win every game from here on out," Sean Lamont said this week.

    "If we can win our three home games and steal that away win, then four out of five puts you in a damn good place."

    That is bullish talk from a side that have not lifted the trophy since 1999. Vern Cotter does not look like a man who does pep rallies but his side are popping with confidence.

  149. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Andrew Cotter

    BBC commentator Andrew Cotter shows it's a tight squeeze at Murrayfield: "I have completely beach-towelled Mathieu, the commentator from French TV."

  150. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Injured Wales winger George North ‏on Twitter: Gutted not to be playing today up in Scotland. Best of luck to @WelshRugbyUnion boys. A Welsh win today.

  151. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Liam Williams

    A phrase about barndoors and bolting horses springs to mind.

    Wales have left out George North from today's game because of a concussion the wing suffered in the autumn.

    Last weekend they threw him back into the mix against England in the wake of an incident that saw him flop to the turf like a half-empty sack of spuds.

    Anyway. His absence brings Liam Williams in to the starting XV picture.

    The Scarlets wing made a whopping 220 metres with ball in hand in the autumn win over Fiji and leads the Pro12 in metres gained this season, averaging almost 40 metres per game more than any other player.

    If metres make the man, he is, indeed, the man.

  152. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Scottish Rugby on Twitter: The mascots are ready to cheer on Scotland, let's hear you too! #backingblue #AsOne

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  153. Women's Six Nations

    England women 3-0 Italy women

    BBC Sport's Sara Orchard at The Stoop: "Nearly 20 minutes gone here at The Stoop, still England 3-0 Italy. Katy Mclean has missed a second shot at goal but it's all about the Red Roses. The Italians haven't had the ball in the opposition half yet."

  154. Post update

    Six Nations catch-up

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    You have got places to be, people to see, fat to chew and work to do.

    Three sets of 80 minutes action and your weekend schedule just don't mix.

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    It will be available for collection on this very website from this evening.

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  155. Women's Six Nations

    England women 3-0 Italy women

    BBC Sport's Sara Orchard: "Guess who's back? England win a penalty and Katy Mclean points straight for the posts - slotted with ease. Four minutes played."

  156. Post update

    Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

    Stuart Hogg and Jerome Garces

    What Wales would give for a repeat of last year's scoreline when they dismantled Scotland at the Millennium Stadium.

    Warren Gatland's side ran in seven tries in a record 51-3 victory.

    They were helped on their way by Stuart Hogg's rush of blood in the 22nd minute though. The Scotland full-back laid a sneaky late shoulder on Dan Biggar's temple - only it was not nearly sneaky enough.

    After it was replayed on the Millennium Stadium jumbotron screen, referee Jerome Garces called Hogg back off the bench to upgrade his yellow card to a red.

  157. Women's Six Nations

    England women v Italy women (14:00 GMT)

    Stoop

    BBC Sport's Sara Orchard: "England women run out - led by lock Tamara Taylor. Big cheer from the crowd at The Stoop, kick-off now just moments away. And the most important news of the day the Harlequins mascots are here - their dance moves are legendary in mascot circles. But now for the rugby..."

  158. Women's Six Nations

    England women v Italy women (14:00 GMT)

    Crowd at The Stoop

    BBC Sport's Sara Orchard: "Crowd filling up at the Stoop - the RFU are expecting 3,000 for this women's Six Nations second round fixture. Just a reminder - England lost 13-0 to Wales last week in their first outing since being crowned World Champions."

  159. Women's Six Nations

    England women v Italy women (14:00 GMT)

    England fans at The Stoop

    BBC Sport's Sara Orchard is sampling the atmosphere in the stands ahead of kick-off:

    "11 year-olds Adam and Josh from Camden rugby club looking forward to kick off between England women and Italy at The Stoop - great hat, Adam!"

  160. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Scottish Rugby

    Scottish Rugby on Twitter: Murrayfield looking sensational this morning! Bring your flags, bring your colours and bring your noise! #AsOne

  161. Get involved

    #bbc6nations or 81111 on text

    These guys and girls will be bruising flesh and burning calorie mountains for your entertainment today.

    The least you can do is stretch off those social media fingers to let us know what you make of their efforts.

    Tweet us on #bbc6nations, text us from UK mobiles on 81111, or hit us up on Facebook and Google+.

    Inspired by Stuart Hogg's delicious show-and-go in Paris last week (click along to 1.32 on this video for the most glorious slow-mo angle on it), I'm also interested in your pick as the player with the most flair in this season Six Nations.

    Forget "accuracy" and "playing the percentages", who is the man who gets you out of your seat and purring with a single piece of genius?

    Jonathan Joseph? Teddy Thomas? Perhaps some Wales fans might like to nominate James Hook - currently well out of the scene and consigned to club duty with Gloucester.

  162. Post update

    England women v Italy women (14:00 GMT)

    Veteran prop Rochelle Clark told the BBC earlier this week that it is inevitable that world champions England won't be as strong in this season's Six Nations.

    "We had eight new caps against Wales and six retirements from the World Cup so it's going to be a really tough Six Nations but we want to build on every game and get a performance in," she said.

    "There are some glimpses of hope and it will all come together. All the girls are positive and it's a new era of players and staff.

    "We're raring to go against Italy. There are a few wrongs we have got to put right."

  163. Women's Six Nations

    Katy McLean

    BBC Sport's Sara Orchard is at The Stoop for England v Italy in the Women's Six Nations, which kicks off at 14:00 GMT. England will be looking to bounce back from their 13-0 defeat by Wales last week, and we'll bring you updates and news as today's game unfolds.

    "Stunning sunshine in south-west London, not that it brought much luck for England last week as it beat down in Swansea. Italy are out warming out but perhaps the most pleasing sight for England fans is the return of England World Cup captain Katy McLean, out practising her place-kicking. Welcome back Katy - no pressure today, no pressure."

  164. Post update

    BBC Sport

    We are in for a cracker at Murrayfield today with the intrigue of an Agatha Christie novel and the tactical chops of a chess grandmaster.

    It will be plastered all over the BBC for your delectation as well.

    BBC One join the party at 14:30 GMT, while the airwaves will be buzzing with Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio Wales and Radio Scotland all in place at Murrayfield.

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  165. Post update

    Dougie Fife

    What Wales don't need is to run into a Scotland team, brimful of zip and zest under the guidance of new coach Vern Cotter.

    The Scots may also have lost their Six Nations opener - going down 15-8 in Paris - but in term of entertainment, they offered as much bang for your buck as any other team.

    They had 46% of the possession at the Stade de France, but scored the game's only try - a beauty of a team effort capped off by Dougie Fife - and generally out-Frenched the French.

    Exciting times. Just perhaps not for Warren, Sam and the rest of the Welsh travelling party.

  166. Post update

    Warren Gatland

    "More of the same is the path to madness."

    "Rugby has moved on from 'Warrenball' and Wales will have to make fundamental changes"

    "Wales were a shambles against England - and they might not recover"

    The critical notices on this Wales team are turning into epitaphs.

    Has Warren Gatland's bash-and-bosh gameplan run its course? Are the golden days of a golden generation now behind them?

    After a humbling defeat by England in their Six Nations opener, Wales don't only need a result to prop up the points column. They need a performance to restore faith in a philosophy.

  167. Post update

    Sam Warburton

    A minute later, France scrum-half Morgan Parra pops the ball to Vincent Clerc, Wales captain Sam Warburton charges into the tackle and in his eagerness upends the diminutive wing in spectacular, and illegal, fashion.

    Without their dismissed captain, and with more than three-quarters of the semi-final to play, Wales still came within a couple of points of making their first World Cup final.

    Three and a half years on and Gatland's hopes of his side taking the next step in 2015 seem to be growing skinny.

  168. Post update

    Wales play France in the World Cup 2011 semi-final

    15 October 2011.

    08:18 GMT.

    Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Will we look back on that early-morning moment, half a hemisphere away, as the high point of Warren Gatland's Wales reign?