By Jonathan Davies

After a disappointing defeat against England last week, Wales got back to winning ways with a hard-fought 26-23 win over Scotland in Edinburgh.

Tries from Rhys Webb and Jonathan Davies, and the kicking points of Leigh Halfpenny were enough to hold off the early and late tries from Stuart Hogg and Jon Welsh.

Despite early pressure from Wales, Scotland secured the turnover and Hogg was free on the breakaway.

Scotland's fly-half Finn Russell was sin binned with 10 minutes of the first half to go. His opposite number Dan Biggar rose to take the high ball but Russell pulled out of the challenge, leading Biggar to take a nasty fall. Wales head coach Warren Gatland later said Russell should've been shown a red for dangerous play.

Wales took complete advantage of the extra man through the resulting penalty and Rhys Webb's converted try. Less than five minutes after Russell's yellow card, Wales centre Jonathan Davies was also sent to the sin bin for a similar offence, although he appeared to be challenging for the ball.

Wales wing Liam Williams had a try disallowed for an off-the-ball obstruction by Alyn-Wyn Jones and Jake Ball. But with 15 minutes left on the clock, Jonathan Davies broke a tackle to score under the posts.

Jon Welsh bundled over for Scotland a minute left and when Finn Russell's kick went over, there were five seconds left on the clock and the game should've continued, giving Scotland the chance to overturn the three point deficit. But taking the advice of his colleagues, referee Glen Jackson blew the final whistle.

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