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Wales remain on course for Grand Slam success

9th March 2019, 17:59 by Tom McGarry

Wales remain on course for Grand Slam glory in the Six Nations after edging past Scotland 11-18 on Saturday.

Warren Gatland's side now know a victory over Ireland at the Principality Stadium next Saturday will be enough to see them seal Six Nations glory - and a first Grand Slam success since 2012.

It seemed Wales were going to run out comfortable winners at Murrayfield after they took a 6-15 lead into the break, thanks largely to tries from Josh Adams and Jonathan Davies.

However, Scotland produced a much better performance in the second half and were right back in the contest when wing Darcy Graham scored on his first international start.

Wales certainly had their backs against the wall during the latter stages, but they held on for what was their 13th consecutive win, while it was also Gatland's 11th triumph in 11 attempts against Scotland.

"It was a comfortable first half and then you don't get out of you own half in the second," Gatland said. "Scotland played well and their bench was good, so you have to give them credit.

"When you look back on a Grand Slam there is always one game you think was close - and that was probably today."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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