Wales survive late Scots assault

Wales recovered from their opening Six Nations defeat by England to secure a hard-fought win at Murrayfield that leaves Scotland without a point.Scottish full-back Stuart Hogg ran in the opening try but Leigh Halfpenny’s three penalties and a slick Rhys Webb score put Wales 16-10 up by half-time.

A disallowed Liam Williams effort and a missed Halfpenny penalty gave Scotland hope that they could recover.

But Jon Welsh’s late try was not enough after Jonathan Davies had powered over.

Wales are now back on track to mount a championship challenge, but despite the Scots’ improvement, they still seem a little short of the Six Nations heavyweights. — AP

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