Cardiff will host the special match pitting Wales against Scotland Rugby considered as the opening match of the Autumn Internationals 2018. These two sides have only played once outside a tournament in their history. These archrivals normally clash in the Six Nations tournament and they have played 123 times. The only time these two European powerhouses played was back in 2003 where the Welsh outfit emerged victorious with a huge margin. Each side will be eager to win the maiden Doddier Weir Cup in the first of the Under Armour Test Series. And we here go through Wales vs Scotland Rugby Predictions, Preview of Autumn Internationals 2018.
Welsh v Scottish Rugby Fixtures, Kickoff Time, How to Watch
Wales were triumphant over Scotland in February, winning 34-7. They then went ahead to overpower Ireland, Italy, and France in back to back wins. Scotland, on the other hand, recovered well from their loss to Wales rugby union team back in February. They managed to beat both France and England before suffering another loss to Ireland. Let’s see the Fixtures of the upcoming Saturday game between these two sides at a glance.
- What: Wales vs Scotland Rugby Autumn Internationals 2018 Week 1
- When: Saturday, 3rd of November 2018
- Where: Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
- Kickoff: 2:45 pm (GMT)
- Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
- How to Watch: BBC Sports
Scotland and Wales Rugby Last Game
In the previous game against Argentina, Patchell scored 6 penalties and a conversion alongside tries by Adams and Amos to ensure Wales Rugby won by a 30-12 margin. The Pumas on the other scored tries through Delguy and Montonya while Sanchez converted only one of those tries.
Scotland finished their summer tests on a high with a 15-44 demolition of hosts Argentina. The Argies scored tries via Lezana and Iglesias, while Sanchez scored a conversion and a penalty for 15 points. Meanwhile, the Scots scored tries via Mclnarry, G Horne(2), Kinghorn, Bradbury, and Fife. Besides that, P Horne scored 2 penalties and 4 conversions to ensure the Scots won their last game before the autumn tests in November.
Who will be the Key Players of the Welsh?
Liam Williams was rested in the Summer Tests and it looks like the best decision ever. This creative fulcrum will be eager to justify Gatland’s decision to rest him. He is in a very good shape coming into this test and he sure will be a joy to watch. Hallam Amos, Scott Baldwin, and Gareth Anscombe were impressive in the 6 nations games where the Wales team finished 2nd. After resting his veterans in the Argentina win, Gatland will be looking to ease them back as they set their eyes on the ultimate rugby trophy.
Who will be the focusing veterans of Scottish Rugby?
Finn Russell has been oozing confidence and class this year. He has been a thrill to watch with his passing capabilities and this game will be another platform for him to showcase his talent. Russell spearheads all the Scottish attacks and defenses and he will be a pillar in this year’s autumn tests.
WRU vs Scotland Rugby Head To Head
So far Wales vs Scotland Rugby fight held for 123 times. In between those, WRU has won 71 as compared to the 49 of the Scottish. Wales have crossed the line 241 times while the Scots have managed 189 tries. There have been 1662 points scored by the Welsh side while Scotland has managed 1285 points.
Wales vs Scotland Rugby Predictions
Wales have been in flashing form all year as they have only lost once, to England. And the Scots bounced back from defeat and managed to win over Italy and Canada. WRU are ranked 3rd in the world will be looking to solidify their recent form over Scotland who are ranked 7th in the world. Wales have been solid so far, while Scotland has had a rather bumpy 2018. With the current form coming into this game, it will be a win for Wales. Pick Wales 32-16 Scotland.
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