WALES and Scotland will open the 2018 Six Nations at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in a diversion that is required to be played on a blade edge.
Scotland have been upheld by numerous to be the dim stallions of the Six Nations, untouchables for the title at 11/1 regardless of a nine-attempt prevail upon Australia and practically turning over New Zealand in the harvest time.
Wales in the interim are absent no less than 10 players through damage and previous Lions mentor Warren Gatland should work all his enchantment to separate most extreme execution out of the line-up.
The side will be without Richie Gray who has been ruled out due to a calf injury but it is hoped that he will join up for the rest of the competition.
TEAM NEWS 🏴 Wales name team for @SixNationsRugby opener against @Scotlandteam, with @JoshAdams951 set for debut. Gêm enfawr yn @principalitysta! https://t.co/PnCmyDtWAa #WALvSCO pic.twitter.com/LWVDnL3tdE
— Welsh Rugby Union 🏉 (@WelshRugbyUnion) January 30, 2018
The match kicks off at the Principality Stadium at 2.15pm on Saturday, February 3.
Wales vs Scotland TV channel
The Six Nations coverage for 2018 has been split between ITV and the BBC once again.
ITV will demonstrate the majority of England’s home diversions and additionally four others while the BBC will hold the majority of the other eight matches including England’s treks to Edinburgh and Paris.
BBC One has the first match of the tournament, with coverage of Wales vs Scotland presented by John Inverdale starting at 1.45pm.
Wales XV: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Josh Adams, 13 Scott Williams, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Rhys Patchell; 9 Gareth Davies; 1 Rob Evans, 2 Ken Owens, 3 Samson Lee, 4 Cory Hill, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (capt), 6 Aaron Shingler, 7 Josh Navidi, 8 Ross Moriarty
Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Bradley Davies, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Aled Davies, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Owen Watkin
Scotland XV: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14Tommy Seymour, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Huw Jones, 11 Byron McGuigan, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price, 1 Gordon Reid, 2 Stuart McInally, 3 Jon Welsh, 4 Ben Toolis, 5 Jonny Gray, 6 John Barclay (capt), 7 Hamish Watson, 8 Cornell du Preez
Replacements: 16 Scott Lawson, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Murray McCallum, 19 Grant Gilchrist, 20 Ryan Wilson, 21 Greig Laidlaw, 22 Pete Horne, 23 Sean Maitland