Scotland beat Wales in Cardiff to kick-off Six Nations with famous win

Scotland got their Six Nations campaign off to a great start on Saturday afternoon.

Scotland kick Six Nations campaign off with a famous win in Cardiff SNS Group

Scotland have survived a nervy second-half to defeat Wales in Cardiff for the first time in 22-years and kick-off their Six Nations campaign with a famous win.

Scotland’s last victory in the Welsh capital was in 2002 and they had lost eleven games on the spin there since.

But they put that record to bed on Saturday with a 27-26 win in front of over 70,000 fans at the Millennium Stadium.

It was a nervous finish as Wales came close to producing a stunning comeback from 27-0 down to get within a point in the closing stages.

But the Scots survived the late onslaught from the rampant hosts to hold on for the win.

The visitors raced into a 10-0 lead with only 12 minutes gone after a try from Schoeman sandwiched between a penalty and conversion from.

And they had a 20-point lead at the break after a Duhan van der Merwe try, his 22nd for the national team, and another conversion from Russell.

Gregor Townsend’s men started the second-half as the finished the first as they continued to dominate the game.

It was 27-0 just five minutes after the restart when Van der Merwe grabbed another try before Russell hit the conversion.

But the home side kept fighting and they got their first points of the afternoon with a try to make it 27-5, but missed the conversion.

All of a sudden the home side had the momentum and they got another try and conversion to cut the score-line to 27-12 with 25 minutes remaining.

And with the bit between their teeth they just kept coming and brought it back to 27-19 on the hour-mark.

The comeback was almost complete with just over ten minutes remaining when Wales reduced the deficit to one point as Scotland started to look dead on their feet.

But they showed good resilience to hold on to their lead and take the win.

Townsend’s men finished third in the table last year behind Ireland and France and are hoping they can improve on that this year.

Champions Ireland got their campaign underway with a 38-17 win in Marseille on Friday and England beat Italy despite being behind at half-time in Rome earlier on Saturday.

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