• Because both teams play Grand Slam like France
They have not won at Twickenham since 1983, but Scotland were able to beat England. While in the XV league, he won against Ireland. Scotland literally created an advantage against the English. At Twickenham, XV du Chardon won 11-6 over defending champions. A victory that shattered all predictions from the first day of the match and erased all dreams of a Grand Slam for England.
Wales last surprised the Irish at the tournament last year. If they are not convinced, success is there. Taking advantage of Irish numerical inferiority, the Welsh were able to win 21 to 16. Wells was able to get out of the water after nine consecutive defeats following the arrival of coach Wayne Pivak. Will this be the beginning of a new era for coaches and players? Confirmation on Saturday, February 13 from 5:45 pm (Live on France 2 and France TV Sports).
So the XV of Thistle and Leak needs to be monitored as the Blues, who won against the Squadron Azure, will play in Ireland the next day and host Scotland in the State de France on February 28th. Wales will also travel to St Denis at the end of the tournament. He will face France at home on March 20.
• Because it is revenge
For this 2021 edition, Wales wants to win at Murrayfield, with one more feeling. Last year the XV du Leek fell to the Scots (10-14). A disappointment as the Scots have not won a match in Cardiff since 2002. So it is very certain that the Welsh match will start against XV du Chardonnay. But the dynamic is not in favor of the Welsh after last week’s Scots win in England.
• Because there will be three shock duels
Each team has its new jets, and when they meet it sparks. For this Scotland – in Wales, the duels are not missing. Stuart Hogg for Stuart in the back, Lee Hoffpenny in Welsh. Chosen as the best player of the tournament in 2016 and 2017. With 149 choices, Scottish fullback Stuart Hogg is a regular at XV du Chardonnay. Lee Hoffpenny from him. He is the most accomplished fullback on this planet. He scored 11 points (three penalties and one conversion) for his team against Ireland. A kicking game with unnamed accuracy and controlled aerial dual, the Welshman has the experience to compete with Hogg.
Another battle of the meeting, of the openers. Finn Russell on one side, 28 years old. On the other hand, 31-year-old Dan Bigar. Finn Russell, who returned to the 16th in Chardonnay after a cold spell with his coach, was back in action against England. The Scottish player has 280 points in the first half of Racing 92, including 11 attempts, 33 penalties and 63 conversions. What to compete with Dan Bigger. The Welsh is the Welsh metronome and its primary indicator. When he does well, his team does well. When he started competing in 2013, he lost a few matches in some editions, but 8 years later, the opener is still in the starting XV.
In the second row, it will be a Johnny Gray – Alun Wine Jones. The 26-year-old Scotsman is shocked by the statistics. Since 2010, the player has lost only 1% of the Pro 14’s player. In 2019, even a series of 170 tackles was chained without a hitch. But this is not enough to scare Alun Wine Jones. His performances earned him the title of Best Player in the 2019 Tournament and a Grand Slam with Wales. Leon XV’s second tier Alun Win Jones surpassed Richie McCaw as the world’s most capped player with 149 caps for the national team on October 31, 2020. Gray against Jones, this is a match between two great fighters, tough guys.