Wales bounced back from their opening Six Nations defeat by England with a powerful and deserved victory over Scotland. Shane Williams tracking a Hook break got the visitors off to a flying start and James Hook’s kicking kept the score ticking over. Yellow cards for Bradley Davies and Lee Byrne gave Scotland a two-man advantage at one stage but they were only able to take three points during that period and they never looked like breaking down the Welsh defence with their error-strewn performance. Wales led 3-16 at half-time and a late second Williams try was the icing on the cake as they broke their win less run.
Scotland 6-24 Wales
Pen: Parks 2
Try: Williams 2 Con: Hook Pens: Hook 4
Scotland: Southwell, Walker, Ansbro, De Luca, Evans, Parks, R. Lawson, Jacobsen, Ford, Murray, Hines, Kellock, Brown, Barclay, Vernon.
Replacements: S. Lamont for Southwell (20), Blair for R. Lawson (47), S. Lawson for Ford (65), Low for Murray (47), MacLeod for Kellock (69), Rennie for Barclay (65). Not Used: Jackson.
Wales: Byrne, Stoddart, Roberts, J. Davies, Williams, Hook, Phillips, James, Rees, Mitchell, B. Davies, A. Jones, Lydiate, Warburton, R. Jones.
Replacements: Priestland for Byrne (71), S. Jones for Hook (65), Knoyle for Phillips (71), Yapp for James (65), Hibbard for Rees (71), Turnbull for A. Jones (71), Thomas for Lydiate (54).
Ref: George Clancey (RFU)