Wales clinch Doddie Weir Cup with 21-10 win over Scotland

George North scored the opening try for Wales
George North scored the opening try for Wales

Wales 21-10 Scotland, Principality Stadium

Wales went on to claim the inaugural Doddie Weir Cup after they went on to beat Scotland 21-10 at Principality Stadium on Saturday.

Leigh Halfpenny kicked a fifth minute penalty goal and Scotland had a chance to bounce back when Alex Dunbar breached the defence of Wales before the Wales fullback dented their hopes.

Warren Gatland's side almost made it 8-0 when Gareth Anscombe's kick found George North but the try was denied by the officials as his foot slid into the touch. However, Halfpenny kicked back to back penalties in the 15th and 23rd minute to stretch the host's lead to 9-0.

The response from the dark blues came in the 26th minute when Adam Hastings kicked a three-pointer but George North crashing from 15 metres at the half-hour mark saw Wales increase their lead to 14-3.

Just as the half-time was approaching, Stuart McInally crossed in the back of a driving line-out followed by a conversion from Hastings as the teams headed into the break with a 14-10 scoreline.

Wales had the breakthrough eight minutes into the second half when a short ball from Anscombe set up Jonathan Davies over the line and the conversion from Halfpenny made it 21-10.

Scotland had their chances when Wales replacement Elliot Dee was sin-binned in the 69th minute and Peter Horne came close for a breakthrough but the hosts managed to hold off to complete a 21-10 victory.

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