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Published: 18:38 | 13/2/16

Wales prove too strong for Scots

North's magical try ultimately the difference

George North scored a superb try as Wales came from behind to beat Scotland 27-23 in their Six Nations encounter at the Millenium Stadium.

The winger's score, along with Jamie Roberts' try in the second period saw Warren Gatland's side overturn their opponents' lead in what was a tight match.

Scotland had led 13-10 after Tommy Seymour's try nudged them ahead, following Gareth Davies's try for the Welsh early in the game.

Duncan Taylor's late try put a fairer appearance to the scoreboard but with only seconds remaining it was little more than a consolation for Vern Cotter's side.

Scotland's poor run in Cardiff - they have not won at the venue since 2002 - continues while the defeat was their eighth in a row in the Six Nations.

Davies got the opening try as he picked up a loose ball on the halfway line and then sprinted all the way to the corner, converted by Dan Biggar.

The Scots were level on 12 minutes however, staying patient through 12 phases before Finn Russell lobbed a pinpoint kick to the corner for Seymour to catch and finish, with Greig Laidlaw converting.

Laidlaw kept the scoreboard ticking along for the Scots while Biggar's shots flew over the post as usual.

The visitors where 13-10 in front when Wales made sustained pressure on the Scottish try line count, Roberts barging over from close range and Biggar adding the extras.

The home side were rampant and North sealed the victory after seizing the ball in the middle of the Scotland half and showing superb footwork and an electric turn of pace to evade several defenders and touch down for a thrilling individual effort.

Taylor gave Scotland late hope when he burst through from deep to cross the line. Laidlaw added the extras, but another it was too little too late and a knock on by the Scots after the restart ended an entertaining contest.

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