Scots want to fight Red Dragons fire with fire


Scotland’s Six Nations campaign begins on Saturday against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff and according to the bagpipe players’ Huw Jones, they are no longer simply scared of the Red Dragons’ home field fire.

After all, the Scots have shown in the past that they can deal with good teams away from home. In the last few versions of the European rugby tournament, they beat England at Twickenham and France in Paris.

“We have now shown that we can beat teams on their home ground. We managed to do it a few times and it makes things a little easier for the upcoming game,” said Jones.

However, the 30-year-old full-back, who was still seen in the colors of the Stormers a few years ago, knows that it will not be an easy task in Cardiff.

Scotland have lost their last 11 games at the Principality Stadium.

“We want to play the passionate Welsh fans quiet. That is why the run-up to the game – especially the first 20 minutes – is of great importance. We cannot afford to give away points on a tray, while we have to put them under pressure.”

According to Jones, the two teams are already well acquainted with each other’s game approaches.

“We know what type of rugby they will want to play. I suspect that Wales will pepper us with kicks and not waste much time in their half area. We will simply have to fight fire with fire and play rugby in their half area.”

WP Nel injured

However, Scotland will have to do without the services of the experienced WP Nel.

The 37-year-old prop hurt his neck in one of Edinburgh’s matches and he did not travel to Spain with the rest of the team for a preparation session.

However, Scotland’s coaching group is keeping its fingers crossed that the former student of HTS Drostdy will be ready for action again soon.

  • Recent results between the two teams:

11 February 2023: Scotland 35 – 7 Wales

12 February 2022: Wales 20 – 17 Scotland.