Wales vs. Scotland: Score and Video Highlights for Six Nations 2014

Dan Brett@@DanBrett90Contributor IIIMarch 15, 2014

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 15: Ryan Wilson of Scotland falls to his knees after a heavy defeat in the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Wales romped to a 51-3 win over Scotland to end their Six Nations campaign unbeaten at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

The visitors had taken an early lead through Greig Laidlaw's penalty; however, two tries from George North and six kicks from Dan Biggar helped the side to victory.

Full-back Liam Williams deservedly picked up the man-of-the-match award for his display, as the hosts hit the day's second half-century.

Scotland bagged an early penalty just one minute into the match, after Liam Williams was penalised for holding on. Laidlaw was on hand to score an early penalty.

But it wasn't long until Wales were back on level terms after Biggar bagged himself a penalty, following a knee-on-ground violation during the scrum, bringing the score back to 3-3.

From there, Wales' domination grew, and on 15 minutes, Williams scored the game's first try to put his side ahead, with Biggar on hand to bag the conversion for an 8-3 lead.

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 15:  Stuart Hogg of Scotland (r) barges into Dan Biggar of Wales and is sent off as a result during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millenium Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forste
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Biggar once again got in on the action after another penalty was awarded against Scotland—this time after a late hit by Stuart Hogg that resulted in a yellow card, but moments later and after replay consultation, the referee sent off Hogg for a deliberate late shoulder on Biggar.

The aggrieved party then rose back to his feet to move Wales 10 points ahead of visitors and, just 10 minutes later, North ran at the Scotland back line to score his first try of the match.

Just five minutes later and Jamie Roberts had bagged another try that was started after a solid run from Jonathan Davies, who took on two Scottish tacklers and looped an exquisite ball back to Roberts. Biggar converted once again to give a 25-3 lead at the interval.

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 15: Alasdair Strokosch of Scotland shows his dispair during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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The second half started just as frantically as the first as North ran at the Scots defence to touch down in the corner—with Biggar converting—as the floodgates opened at the Millennium Stadium.

Roberts then found his feet as Scotland made an error from the line-out; he ended an excellent attacking display from Sam Warburton, Davies and Toby Faletau to make it 37-3.

Faletau bagged a try of his own on the far right corner as he charged unopposed to move Wales closer to the half-century.

Both sides continued to battle in an exhilarating match as Wales showed supremacy, but Scotland played for pride in an end-to-end event.

Wales reached 50 with just six minutes left to play as replacement Rhodri Williams scored a try after an excellent burst away from the Scots pack as another replacement, James Hook, scored the conversion.

BBC Wales' Dafydd Pritchard highlighted that, although Scotland didn't present the biggest test for the hosts, Wales' endeavour made for a thrilling match:

OptaJonny also stated that the Scots' defeat in Cardiff was one of the biggest in the side's history:

For Wales, the chance to bag their third successive Six Nations title was long gone well before start of play against Scotland due to England's 52-11 victory over Italy earlier Saturday, but an entertaining game highlighted a bright future for Welsh rugby.

Case in point: George North, who had an excellent tournament as highlighted by his driving display against the Scots.

The 21-year-old's rise to fame, along with the enigmatic Roberts, presents Wales with cause for optimism ahead of next year's World Cup and, of course, Six Nations revenge.

But for Scotland, who have shown real courage at times throughout the campaign, it's chance to lick wounds but take great comfort for the future that their stars can muster moments like Duncan Weir's last-minute drop goal in Italy.