Scotland v Wales, Six Nations 2023: What time is kick-off and what TV channel is it on?
Wales have been warned that they have a “major psychological blow” to overcome before heading to Murrayfield on Saturday after Wales failed to capitalise on the “Warren Gatland effect” at the weekend.
The 34-10 reversal against Ireland was the country’s worst defeat in the Six Nations in 22 years and the largest Gatland has suffered in the Six Nations Championship.
It was the returning Kiwi’s first match in charge for more than three years and, although he put on a brave face, saying he “wasn’t that disappointed with the performance”, the reaction in Wales was negative after their side conceded 27 points in the first 27 minutes.
With the coach who led the Welsh to three Grand Slams and four Six Nations titles back at the helm there was great excitement that he could return them to past glories after a woeful 2022, but now Tom Shanklin believes the nation and the squad must come to terms with the fact that Gatland could not provide the miracle quick fix.
“Psychologically I think this is a massive blow for Wales,” Shanklin said. “Everyone was talking about ‘Warren Gatland’s back’, the ‘Gatland effect’, everyone coming into this quietly confident. Obviously Wales weren’t the favourites, but I thought we would have offered more. We were nowhere near the physical standard we need to be.”
When and where is Scotland v Wales?
Wales will travel to Scotland for their second match of the 2023 tournament on Saturday February 11, with kick-off at Murrayfield in Edinburgh taking place at 4.45pm (GMT).
The other fixtures on the second weekend of the tournament are Ireland v France at 2.15pm on Saturday and England v Italy at 3pm on Sunday.
What TV channel is Scotland v Wales on?
Scotland vs Wales will be broadcast on BBC.
What happened in this fixture in 2022?
Wales bounced back from a humbling first-round defeat against Ireland on the road to edge the visitors 20-17.
Captain Dan Biggar played through injury to put on a heroic kicking performance, and Wales had an answer to the impeccable form of Darcy Graham and Finn Russell, making it 20 years since Scotland last won in Cardiff.
Who is the referee?
Referee Andrew Brace (IRFU) will take charge of the match, with assistance coming from Frank Murphy (IRFU) and Chris Busby (IRFU). Brian MacNeice (IRFU), meanwhile, will be television match official (TMO) for the day.
Scotland v Wales best of the latest odds
Odds correct as of February 8
What is our prediction?
Scotland 18 Wales 10
This is the moment Scotland must back up their famous victory over England against a Wales side still reeling from their Ireland defeat.