Additional reporting by AFP.
Wales are the only team who can still complete a Grand Slam at the 2019 Six Nations, but they face a fired up Scotland at Murrayfield.
Wales coach Warren Gatland says his team’s strength in depth
is the key to their record unbeaten run.
His side’s quality in reserve was showcased during a 21-13
victory over England in the Six Nations last month when fly-half Dan Biggar
made an influential second-half appearance.
On as a replacement, he set up Josh Adams’ match-clinching
try as Wales took a step closer to the Six Nations title.
Biggar and Gareth Anscombe, Wales’ current starting number
10, could play a pivotal role in Saturday’s clash with Scotland at Murrayfield
as Gatland revels in the variety of his options.
“I think both the 10s have been good coming off the bench,” Gatland said.
“It’s something that we did identify going back to the autumn, just in terms of the strength in depth we are trying to create in this squad and how important our bench has been.
“Our bench has been fantastic for us, so when we select the side we do talk about the potential impact of players coming off the bench. Not just carrying on, but giving us an impact off the bench.
“In fairness, they’ve been excellent, not just in the last game, but in a number of games for us.
“It has been a definite consideration when we’ve been picking the side.”
Six Nations Round Four fixtures
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Scotland vs Wales – 9 March, 16:15
England vs Italy – 9 March, 18:45
Ireland vs France – 10 March, 17:00
Six Nations stats worth knowing
Stats from the Six Nations AWS match centre and will be updated.
Scotland vs Wales
Two sides who have experienced contrasting Six Nations will do battle in Edinburgh in the first game of the weekend when Scotland host Wales at Murrayfield.
Wales have gone from dark horses to front runners after beating England to maintain their 100 percent start to the 2019 Championship, while Scotland have lost their last two games.
History would appear to favour the visitors too – Wales have won 15 of their 19 Championship meetings with Scotland in the Six Nations era, including 10 victories in their last 11.
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