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Scotland vs. Wales: Date, Live Stream, TV Info and Six Nations 2017 Preview

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25:  Greig Laidlaw, Captain of Scotland (L) and Alun Wyn Jones, Captain of Wales (R) pose with The Six Nations trophy during the 2017 RBS Six Nations launch at The Hurlingham Club on January 25, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistFebruary 24, 2017

Scotland will strive to leapfrog back in front of Wales in the 2017 Six Nations standings on Saturday when they play host to the Dragons at Murrayfield in Week 3 of the competition. 

Things are evenly poised in the table as England sit in front after winning both of their opening matches, while Wales and Scotland are two of four teams currently tied on one win and one loss each.

Wales were boosted by the return to fitness of winger George North this past week, while Scotland were rocked by the news that captain Greig Laidlaw would miss the remainder of the tournament, per BBC Sport.

Read on for a comprehensive breakdown of the fixture's viewing information, complete with a preview of the major talking points heading into the Murrayfield clash.

 

Date: Saturday, February 25

Time: 2:25 p.m. GMT/9:25 a.m. ET

Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Live Stream: BBC Sport website (UK)

TV Info: BBC One (UK)

 

Scots Making Up for Lost Time

Full-back Stuart Hogg is one of Scotland's greatest attacking weapons.
Full-back Stuart Hogg is one of Scotland's greatest attacking weapons.Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

Scotland make their return to home soil in Week 3 after seeing their Grand Slam hopes extinguished following a 22-16 defeat to France in the second round, surrendering their first loss of this year's championship.

Coach Vern Cotter's side opened their Six Nations with a shock 27-22 win over Ireland, but a deserved loss in Paris has nevertheless left them fifth in the standings on points difference.

Laidlaw was withdrawn from the defeat to France after just 24 minutes, and Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb knows the impact that change promises when recently outlining his absence, per BBC Sport:

"Greig's a massive loss. His accuracy off the tee is pretty impressive, he almost never misses. Whoever's replacing him will be getting in a lot of practice this week. Hopefully we won't be giving away many penalties to give them a shot at.

"Price came on for them at the weekend and he's been playing in a Glasgow team which has been full of confidence last season and this season. He's got a good understanding with Finn Russell as well and then there's Henry [Pyrgos] if he comes off the bench as well.

"They're all good players but we're going to be concentrating on ourselves and not worrying about who they bring to the party."

Scottish hopes were beaming after the win over Ireland in Week 1, and Cotter's side will undoubtedly be dreaming of another big home result against the Welsh, although this fixture promises a different contest.

Saturday's result will determine whether the Scots are ready to build on that promising start or if this year's competition is just another campaign for a mid-table finish, with Cotter aiming to bow out of his tenure on a high.

 

Welsh Heads Held High

Wales were disappointed late in the Week 2 clash against England.
Wales were disappointed late in the Week 2 clash against England.David Rogers/Getty Images

Despite suffering a 21-16 home defeat to England in their heated clash a fortnight ago, Wales could afford to feel some pride following that performance at the Principality Stadium.

Former Wales fly-half James Hook was one of those impressed with the display of Ospreys star Dan Biggar in particular, telling BBC ScrumV his impression of the playmaker following their first loss of the tournament:

Like Scotland, interim Wales coach Rob Howley had a few selection headaches on his hands for the Week 3 fixture, with No. 8 Ross Moriarty another one of those in-form stars gathering attention for his performance:

And, like their foes on Saturday, this is a chance for the Welsh to make a grand statement to the rest of their Six Nations opponents, although they'll need someone else to down England to have any shot at this year's crown.

Wales almost finished ahead of the reigning champions last time out and are sure to welcome an onslaught of attack in Edinburgh, but they need to open with an assault of their own if they're to avoid being overrun in foreign territory.

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