6N: Wales beats 14-man Scotland 25-24 for 2nd straight win

<p>EDINBURGH, Scotland &mdash; Wales profited from a sending off for the second straight weekend in the Six Nations to beat Scotland 25-24 for a second win to open the championship on Saturday.</p>
<p>The Welsh were trailing 17-15 in the 54th minute when Scotland prop Zander Fagerson came crashing into a ruck and smashed into the face of Wales prop Wyn Jones, who was attempting to rip the ball away.</p>
<p>It was a similar incident to the one that led to Peter O’Mahony’s 14th-minute red card for Ireland in its 21-16 loss to Wales last week, and the same fate befell Fagerson after multiple video reviews.</p>
<p>Jones recovered his senses to barge over for a try a minute later. And although Stuart Hogg reclaimed the lead for the battling Scots with his second try of the game, a 70th-minute try from Louis Rees-Zammit — also his second — after running onto his own chip ahead ultimately clinched victory for Wales.</p>
<p>Seeking to build on a first win over England at Twickenham in 38 years, Scotland came out fast at a below-freezing Murrayfield and overwhelmed the visitors in the opening half-hour, taking a 17-3 lead thanks to converted tries by Darcy Graham — his eighth in 16 tests — and Hogg.</p>
<p>But Rees-Zammit and Liam Williams replied with tries either side of halftime for Wales, which is a surprise early leader of the tournament — albeit because the team is benefitting from indiscipline by its rivals.</p>
<p>Wales coach Wayne Pivac was under pressure coming into the Six Nations after just three wins from his first 10 games in charge since replacing Warren Gatland. A win over England in two weeks in Round 3 would set up the Welsh for a second title in three years.</p>
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