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Sunday 10 December 2017

Scots salvage pride in defeat

SIX NATIONS: SCOTLAND V WALES

Wales weathered a fierce Scotland onslaught to kick-start their Six Nations campaign with a frenetic 26-23 victory at Murrayfield yesterday.

Jonathan Davies' second-half try (right) sealed Wales's eighth successive win over the Scots and put them back on track following last weekend's dismal home loss to England.

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

Scotland, who scored the first and last tries of the match, at least salvaged some pride following their 51-3 mauling in Cardiff last year, although they suffered their fourth successive home Six Nations defeat.

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