Scotland: 36
Wales: 18

  • Dave Hill (1),
  • Connor Blackmore (3),
  • John Willians (8),
  • Calum Davidson (17),
  • Daniel Grant (23),
  • Calum Davidson (28),
  • Dave Hill (41),
  • John Willians (51),
  • Connor Blackmore (53),
  • Daniel Grant (74),
  • Connor Blackmore (79)
  • Lee Sargent (1),
  • Philip Davies (11),
  • Alex Powell (20),
  • Scott Trigg-Turner (25),
  • Lee Sargent (45),
  • Alex Powell (47),
  • Scott Trigg-Turner (58),
  • Scott Trigg-Turner (60),
  • Scott Trigg-Turner (66),
  • Lee Sargent (68)

  • Daniel Grant (10/11)
  • Scott Trigg-Turner (6/10)

  • John Willians,
  • Daniel Grant,
  • Connor Blackmore,
  • Michael Grant,
  • Dave Hill,
  • Graeme Stewart,
  • Calum Davidson,
  • Calum Japes
  • Mason Baker,
  • Alex Powell,
  • Philip Davies,
  • Scott Trigg-Turner,
  • Richard Carver,
  • Martin Turner,
  • Lee Sargent,
  • Jess Booth

Match report

Scotland’s first win since 2019 came after a classic match against Wales, where they scored two converted tries in the final five minutes to win 64-52.

Dave Hill carried on where he left off against Ireland, scoring first to give Scotland the lead. Dan Grant converted.

Connor Blakemore found a gap for Scotland’s second try which Grant improved to give them a 12-0 lead on four minutes.

John Wilians was next over for Scotland as they continued their dominance. Dan Grant converted.

Wales got on the board on 11 minutes when Phillip Davies scored in the corner and Scott Trigg-Turner converted.

Scotland were next over, with Calum Davidson judged to have touched down just before Alex Powell tagged him. Dan Grant converted.

Wales hit back again. Powell outpaced the Scots to grab a kick and score with Trigg-Turner adding the goal.

And as play went from end to end, Dan Grant repeated Davidson’s act by scoring before being tackled and converted his own try. 

The next try went to Wales and it was the try of the day so far. Debutant Martin Turner started the move. He offloaded to Powell who in turn passed to Trigg-Turner who scored under the sticks and converted.

The end-to-end action continued. Davidson went over in the corner for Scotland. Grant converted putting Scotland 36-18 up at the break.

The first try in the second half was always going to be crucial and it went Scotland’s way, through Hill, with Dan Grant converting.

Wales again got back into the game, Lee Sargent scoring under the sticks and Trigg-Turner converting, bringing up 300 points for Wales.

From kick-off, Alex Powell sped through for another try back. Trigg-Turner again converted well and Scotland’s lead went back to a two-try cushion, as it had been for some time during the first half.

Scotland extended their lead on 50 minutes through a Wilians try, with Grant missing a kick for the first time in the game.

And they brought up 50 points when Blackmore scored under the sticks. Grant converted to put the score onto 52-30.

Wales then went on the rampage. Sargent scored in the corner, then Trigg-Turner got an excellent brace of tries. Crucially none of Trigg-Turner’s conversions went over so Wales were still 10 points down.

It got worse for Scotland when Davidson was shown yellow for pulling a chair back and Wales took advantage straight away with Trigg-Turner scoring in the corner, again failing to land the kick.

Then Sargent raced to the line, brilliantly avoiding the tackle to score. Trigg-Turner converted and for the first time since the first minute, Wales were level.

But with five minutes to go, and Scotland winning a repeat set after pounding the Wales line, Grant scored to give Scotland the lead back. He converted his own try.

And the hammer blow for Wales came with a minute to go as Blackmore went over. Dan Grant converted as celebrations broke out.

SIN BIN (64) - Calum Davidson - Pulling Opponents Chair

By Ian Golden, Sporting Records Online Ltd.