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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wales looking strong after solid win over Scotland

Scotland picked up two yellow cards as they lost 27-13 to Wales in their Six Nations meeting on Sunday. It was another game of missed chances for the Scots, and the Welsh are now in a strong position as they head into their next game, against England.

In two week's time Wales will head to Twickenham to take on the old enemy in a game that may well set them on the path for the Grand Slam. The've had a good run of form and have scored six tries in their two games so far, building up the hype at home.

"I’m sure the nation is going to get revved up again and we’ll be the only sane ones left here. It’s hard to escape sometimes when you’re walking around Tesco but you’ve just got to keep your feet on the ground," prop Adam Jones told Wales Online.

"We’ve got something to play for now and going to Twickenham to try and win a Triple Crown is an exciting prospect. Obviously they can still win one as well so it’s going to be an exciting game."

As for Scotland, at 27-6 down they had a try disallowed from the impressive young Stuart Hogg after it was ruled to have been knocked on. A few minutes later they did score, and built some nice phases in the last twenty minutes of the game.

Recently retired Dan Parks says that there is plenty to build on, particularly at flyhalf.

"Jacko (Ruaridh Jackson) is an excellent open-field runner and he has great skills and his kicking game has come on leaps and bounds. Greig (Laidlaw) brings something slightly different. Judging on his showing against Wales, he can be very crafty. He can score points which is vital.

"And Duncan (Weir) is similar to myself. He has a great kicking game and also accumulates points. The future for Scotland 10s is very bright and the future for Scotland is bright," he said.

You can view highlights of the game below

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