Wales thrash Scotland 51-3 on final day of Six Nations

Wales have beaten Scotland 51-3 on the final day of the Six Nations, scoring seven tries.

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Sam Warburton could miss out on Wales summer tour

Wales captain Sam Warburton may miss this summer's tour to South Africa after dislocating his shoulder in the dying moments of Wales' record breaking 51-3 win against Scotland at the Millennium Stadium.

Head coach Warren Gatland revealed the Wales skipper underwent treatment immediately after the game but faces the prospect of months out of action and may need surgery to correct the problem.

Sam Warburton dislocated his shoulder in today's game. Credit: PA

The injury comes as a second blow to a senior player in the space of two weeks after full back Leigh Halfpenny suffered the same injury during last weekend's championship ending defeat to England at Twickenham - an injury which medics have assessed will rule him out of action for around four months.

“I don’t’ think he’s very good", Warren Gatland said.

“It looks like he’s dislocated his shoulder and the had to put it back in after the game so we’ll have him scanned tomorrow but the likelihood is he’ll probably need an operation in that so it looks like that will rule him out for the rest of the season and probably the tour as well."

Full-time: Wales 51-3 Scotland

Wales have thrashed Scotland 51-3 on the final day of the Six Nations.

Warren Gatland's side ran in seven tries in all, against a visiting side that was reduced to 14 men when Stuart Hogg was sent off.

Jamie Roberts scored twice as Wales ran away with it against Scotland. Credit: PA

George North and Jamie Roberts scored two each, and Liam Williams, Taulupe Faletau and Rhodri Williams also crossed, as Wales were rewarded for playing thrilling attacking rugby.


Half-time: Wales 27-3 Scotland

Wales lead Scotland 27-3, after a thrilling first half at the Millennium Stadium.

Liam Williams, George North and Jamie Roberts all crossed for tries, as Warren Gatland's side finally found their form in the Six Nations with some exciting attacking rugby.

Liam Williams scored his first try for Wales, and their first against Scotland. Credit: PA

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg was sent off, after leading with his shoulder in a late challenge on Dan Biggar.

'Warrior' Jenkins breaks Wales cap record

Today will mark his 105th appearance Credit: PA

When Gethin Jenkins walks out onto the Millennium Stadium pitch this afternoon he will become Wales' most capped player ever.

His coaches believe he has made a massive impact on world rugby.

His 105th appearance today, against Scotland, will see him overtake Stephen Jones at the top of the Wales all-time appearance table.

"Gethin is one of the most intelligent rugby players in his position in the history of the game," Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards said.

He has also toured three times with the British and Irish Lions in 2005 and 2009 as well as last summer's series winning tour to Australia.

He has also toured three times with the British and Irish Lions in 2005 and 2009 as well as last summer's series winning tour to Australia.

Head Coach Warren Gatland, has stuck with the Cardiff Blues prop despite a challenging afternoon last time out against England at Twickenham, a performance which saw him sin-binned for perceived infringements in the scrum by referee Romain Poite.

Gatland though is confident that his go-to loosehead can draw on his now record breaking experience to overcome those issues against the visiting Scots.

Wales face Scotland with Six Nations title out of reach

Wales face Scotland on the final day of the Six Nations, knowing the championship is out of reach.

Warren Gatland's side had been looking for a third consecutive title, but were comprehensively beaten by both Ireland and England.

Wales conceded a total of 55 points in those two games and failed to score a try.

Ireland, England and France are now battling for the title.

Dan Biggar is back in the starting line-up against Scotland, in place of Rhys Priestland. Credit: PA

Fly-half Dan Biggar admits it is a "strange feeling" for Wales to start the final day, with no silverware at stake.

The last time that happened was 2010, but Biggar says:"Obviously, we want to finish as high as we can, so we need Ireland to do us a favour and for us to play well to finish in the top three."

"I suppose we are playing for a top three position and a bit of pride and to give our supporters something to shout about. It is an international Test match at the end of the day, and we won't need any pumping up."

"We have been inconsistent as a side this season. I don't think there is any getting away from that. Our form has been relatively good overall, although this tournament it's been a bit disappointing, but we will be back."

Wales 'determined to win' Scotland game

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards has brushed off any suggestion that tomorrow's meeting with Scotland is a game with nothing to play for, despite both sides being unable to win the championship.

It's the first time since 2010 that Wales have gone into the final game of the Six Nations unable to win the title. But Edwards says that should have no bearing on how Wales approach the match.


Halfpenny expected to be out for up to four months

Leigh Halfpenny, who dislocated his right shoulder against England on Sunday, will undergo surgery tomorrow.

He is expected to be out for up to four months, the WRU says.

Halfpenny dislocated his right shoulder against England on Sunday Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Rhys Webb has now been released from the National Squad following his ankle injury, and will be assessed by a medical team at the Ospreys.

Gatland: Scotland game a chance to end 'on a high'

Wales coach Warren Gatland says Wales' final game of the Six Nations is a chance to end the tournament on a positive note following last weekend's decisive loss to England.

Saturday is an opportunity for us to put in a performance we know we can and finish the Six Nations on a high.

Scotland will come looking to play some rugby and had a morale boosting win against Italy and were unlucky to lose against France in recent weeks.

We will be looking for a more accurate execution this week to finish with a win at home in Cardiff.

– Warren Gatland, Wales coach

Six changes to Wales team for Scotland game

Wales have made six changes to their starting line-up for the Six Nations clash against Scotland in Cardiff this Saturday.

Webb and Charteris could feature in last Wales Six Nations game

Scrum half Rhys Webb and second row forward Luke Charteris could still feature for Wales in this weekend's final game of the 2014 Six Nations despite picking up injuries before and during Sunday's 29-18 defeat to England.

Charteris was forced to withdraw from the match day squad for Twickenham despite being named to in the starting XV after picking up a neck injury during the squads final preparations.

Rhys Webb offloading the ball against France Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive/

Webb, brought into the side for his second consecutive start in place of long-time number 9 Mike Phillips, limped out of the defeat to England with an ankle problem, the initial diagnosis of which had indicated Webb would face a period of recovery.

Both though are undergoing treatment and will have their fitness determined ahead of Warren Gatland naming his side to face Scotland at the Millennium Stadium this weekend on Thursday.

Leigh Halfpenny however faces an extended period on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder in the closing stages of Sunday's defeat at Twickenham.

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