Wales and Scotland want to continue on a roll after his victories on the first round of the Six Nations. The coaches of both teams confirmed the lineups to be measured Saturday in Murrayfield at 1.30pm and you can watch live on ESPN Extra. Locals make 3 changes and Dragons 5 changes.
The red coach, Wayne Pivac, announced the formation that will go out before the cardo and made several modifications. Aaron Wainwright enters the third row as wing and Gareth Davies will use 9 to lead the team. Between the backs there will be more modifications, since Lyam Williams to join Hallan Amos as wing, the couple of centers will make it up Nick Tompkins and Owen Watkin They replace Johnny Williams and George North. Leigh Halfpenny remains as fullback and Louis Rees-Zammit as wing. Uilisi Halaholo will be on the substitute bench eager to make his debut with the Wales jersey.
“We are very happy with the victory last weekend and to now go to Scotland with a win on our back. We are building and moving forward and doing it with a win is great. It is a very fast change since we have six days between games but we are already looking forward to starting to play it “, said Pivac about the game and added that” we had a couple of injuries in the team but we see it as an opportunity for other boys can show themselves.
For its part, Scotland also unveiled its team with 3 modifications. Gregor Townsend will be without wing Jamie Ritchie, center Cameron Redpath and wing Sean Maitland leaving their place with various injuries. Those who will have the opportunity to enter are Blade Thompson, James Lang and Darcy Graham. All three played in the last meeting between these two teams, when Scotland beat Wales at Llanelli in October for the 2020 Six Nations.
Gregor Townsend said “We have a great opportunity this weekend against Wales to continue the positive start. in the Six Nations we did last week against England ”.
“It was a very encouraging performance at Twickenham and the team performed at a level that has to be the benchmark throughout the tournament. Wales will also come into this game after a win and will have the same goal, so it will be a tough challenge as always, ”added Townsend.
“Both teams were involved in physical competitions last weekend, and that is evidenced by the injuries that Wales and ourselves have sustained.. For us it is very nice to bring three quality players like Blade, James and Darcy. They have been training well and are very motivated to make the most of this opportunity, “concluded the coach.
SCOTLAND: 1- Rory Sutherland, 2- George Turner, 3- Zander Fagerson; 4- Scott Cummings, 5- Jonny Gray; 6- Blade Thomson, 7- Hamish Watson, 8- Matt Fagerson; 9- Ali Price, 10- Finn Russell; 11- Duhan van der Merwe, 12- James Lang, 13- Chris Harris, Darcy Graham; 15- Stuart Hogg (c)
Substitutes: 16- David Cherry, 17- oli kebble, 18- WP Nel, 19- Richie Gray, 20- Gary Grahan, 21- Scott Steele, 22- Jaco van del Walt, 23- Huw Jones.
WELSH: 1- Wyn Jones, 2- Ken Owens, 3- Tomas Francis; 4- Adam Beard, 5- Alun Wyn Jones (c); 6- Aaron Wainwright, 7- Justin Tipuric (81 Caps), 8- Taulupe Faletau; 9- Gareth Davies, 10- Dan Biggar; 11- Liam Williams, 12- Nick Tompkins, 13- Owen Watkin, 14- Louis Rees-Zammit; 15- Leigh Halfpenny.
Substitutes: 16- Elliot Dee, 17 Rhodri Jones, 18- Leon Brown, 19- Will Rowlands, 20- James Botham, 21- Kieran Hardy, 22- Callum Sheedy, 23- Ulisi Halaholo.