Record rout for Wales against Scotland after Stuart Hogg dismissed
Homeside ran in seven tries after fullback was sent off for late hit on Dan Biggar
Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones is tackled during the Six Nations win over Scotland at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
Wales 51 Scotland 3
Scott Johnson’s final match as Scotland head coach ended in humiliation as Wales racked up their biggest-ever win against the Dark Blues with a seven-try demolition job.
Doubles from George North and Jamie Roberts added to scores by Liam Williams, Taulupe Faletau and Rhodri Williams heaped misery on the 14-man Scots at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Johnson’s side had looked fairly solid until the floodgates opened following Stuart Hogg’s brutal 23rd-minute shoulder check on Dan Biggar saw him became the first Scot to be sent-off on national duty since Scott Murray walked at the same venue back in 2006.
The visitors did find a way to stem the flow of points against them as they finally gained some ground on the Welsh.
They even managed to come within an inch of the try line but Duncan Weir’s lack of composure saw him inexplicably boot the ball beyond debutant wing Dougie Fife as they stretched the hosts for the first time.
A brave tackle by Alex Dunbar prevented further embarrassment when he halted Jones’ charge on halfway. But the gaps in the Scottish defence appeared again as substitute scrum-half Rhodri Williams darted on to James Hook’s kick to add a seventh score, with Hook then successfully taking his side past 50 with the additional points.