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Wales 27 - 23 Scotland

Man of the Match Jamie Roberts celebrates scoring the decisive try against Scotland Credit: PA photo

Wales had to sustain prolonged pressure from Scotland before pulling clear at the Principality Stadium.

Despite scoring the game's first try through Gareth Davies, Wales trailed 16-13 going into half time.

Dan Biggar - showing no signs of the ankle injury which had made him an injury concern for this game - levelled the scores, before Jamie Roberts and George North crossed to give Wales breathing space.

A late try from Duncan Taylor brought the visitors back to within four points.

But it was too late to stop Gatland's men from claiming a hard fought victory. They sit second in the Six Nations table but will go third if England defeat Italy on Sunday.

Wales: tries G. Davies, J. Roberts, G.North; cons: D.Biggar (3) Pens: Biggar (2)

Scotland: tries: T. Seymour, D. Taylor; cons: Laidlaw (1), Hodge (1); Pens: Laidlaw (3)

Mixed fortunes for Swansea, Cardiff, Newport and Wrexham

It was a day of mixed results for the Welsh football sides this afternoon, with Swansea falling to defeat against Southampton, Cardiff drawing at Charlton and Newport and Wrexham picking up home victories.

Swansea's Ashley Williams walks away after Long's goal. Credit: PA

A Shane Long goal mid-way through the second half ensured that Swansea head coach Francesco Guidolin tasted his first defeat as manager, in a result which sees the Premier League side just three points above the relegation zone.

Elsewhere in the Championship Cardiff remain 9th in the table, 5 points off the promotion spots following a 0-0 draw against Charlton at The Valley.

In League 2 Newport recorded a rare home win thanks to a Scott Boden strike against Carlisle and in the National League Wrexham consolidated their mid-table position with a 2-0 win over Bromley.

Newport pick up narrow win over Carlisle

A close range strike from Newport forward Scott Boden was enough to give Warren Feeney's side a 1-0 win over Carlisle this afternoon.

Newport manager Warren Feeney. Credit: PA

The win, which will help ease County's relegation fears, is the first picked up at Rodney Parade since November.

Newport stay 20th in League Two, seven points off the drop zone.

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