tv Inside Six Nations BBC News February 24, 2017 6:45pm-7:00pm GMT
we arejust we are just north of glasgow and what will be a crucial weekend for the six nations. we are starting with scotland against wales. if you are wondering why we are here tonight it is because the woman's scotla nd tea m tonight it is because the woman's scotland team are playing well. —— playing wales. the under 20s are playing wales. the under 20s are playing later on as well. joining me to preview the lavatory championships is scotland all time record points scorer chris paterson. chris, what is from me too, what think? outstanding. some cracking by. think? outstanding. some cracking rugby. a great fixture in cardiff. wales played well. england know how to win and they came through and one. ireland had a great victory. a physical battle in paris. scotland picked up a couple of injuries. physical battle in paris. scotland picked up a couple of injurieslj suppose
picked up a couple of injuries.” suppose the big talking point coming out of the scotland camp is the fact that greig laidlaw has picked up the ankle injury. how big a loss as that? he is a massive loss for his leadership and understanding. he directed him well. he gets goals in 85-90% directed him well. he gets goals in 85—90% as well. ali price is a sharp player that is replacing. that's a brief look at scotland and what happened with the injury with greig laidlaw. let's look at what happened in week two. commentator: can wales turner pressure into points? yes, they can! he's got! it has been an outstanding game of rugby. eddie jones' team
remain unbeaten. italy arejust game of rugby. eddie jones' team remain unbeaten. italy are just a little pressure. i hat—trick for that player and irish cream. —— a hat—trick for that player in irish cream. ireland have run away because enron. the final weekend of the six nations. he has done it again? brilliant clear on the pitch. victor before france. —— victory for france. scotland and wales are the big match that we looking at this weekend. tell us what it means to be pa rt weekend. tell us what it means to be part of this game? it means everything. there will be a huge amount of support coming from wales as well. liam williams at five green
line breaks. he has the best attacking stats in the championship silver. so bring it a threat. —— in the championship so far. it's difficult as a scots person to deal with the physicality but i believe that scotland have the understanding and the ability to do that. gloves in the last match had so much field position but they couldn't get the ball across the line. —— wales in the last match. they are a pressurised team and they know how to win and wales were on top for 75 minutes. they didn't get the territory, scotland in the second half. the weather will be an important factor tomorrow. it will lend itself to another cracking encounter and an exciting weekend.”
tell you, we have plenty more to talk about but plenty to look at this weekend because there are reporters across the camps. where better to start than david curry in the scotland camp? scotland's head coach vern cotter has made five changes from the starting 15 from the defeat by france for the challenge of wales. the because of injury. greig laidlaw, captain, is out. he has been replaced by ali price on the wing. in the forwards, ryan wilson comes in forjosh strauss. with captain laidler out, john barclay at six assumes captaincy duties. my family is very proud. it is a huge honourfor me. vern
family is very proud. it is a huge honour for me. vern alluded to it. there is a group of guys that are working hard. they make myjob as captain easier. he added the wales camper, there has just captain easier. he added the wales camper, there hasjust been one change to the side. alex cuthbert has been replaced on the wing. wales arrived in edinburgh having a —— having enjoyed a decade of wins against scots. but it is now said that they must expect the unexpected. it's a different scottish team than what we have seen before. we are focused on the squad that we have right now and what really to do. you are only good as your next one on your last one. we will focus on that. —— your next one
or is your last one. the big talking point at the ireland team hotel in te nta cled point at the ireland team hotel in tentacled is whether coachjoe smith will pickjonathan or paddyjackson. schmidt has gone with the experience of the 31—year—old sexton for the visit of france on saturday evening. fitness is never an issue forjohnny sexton. it'sjust fitness is never an issue forjohnny sexton. it's just making fitness is never an issue forjohnny sexton. it'sjust making sure that he is fully fit and he certainly is. he trained well today as well as tuesday. as expected, he is highly motivated to get into the game on saturday. straight after the narrow win against wales, eddie jones straight after the narrow win against wales, eddiejones said that he saw the game against italy as a chance to try out some new combinations. he has been true to his word with ben te'o. elsewhere,
danny care starts at nine to inject pace. jonny may is on the wing. eddiejones says that he doesn't just want to beat italy on sunday, they were to dig the cleaners. we a lwa ys they were to dig the cleaners. we always said that he would experiment during this game. we do that every game. every selection of the experimentation. —— every selection is experimentation. you look at the players and emotional and physical well—being, you look at the opposition and to try to improve the site every game. —— and you try to approve the site every game. let's just look at the tables. let's have a look at the table then as it stands with england on top without having collected a bonus point. logjam with one point separating ireland, wales, scotland and france with italy yet
to register a point. nine tries for ireland, a bonus point try coming before the halt time interval. eddiejones has eddie jones has made eddiejones has made some changes. ben te'o mac. he scored a great try against france. he was hitting the ball really ha rd. against france. he was hitting the ball really hard. he will bring a direct approach. it is a great balance between the other players. i think that england will look to play a bit more open and expansive. i think that they can play better. they picked up a bonus point in the last team, ireland, which england couldn't do. sexton is a huge player. buddy jackson has couldn't do. sexton is a huge player. buddyjackson has played well in the opening two mac games but sexton is a class act. we will see both players doing well. lots of noise in the background because scotla nd noise in the background because scotland are trying to get themselves back into the contest. talking about the woman, the woman's
world cup is back in september. the woman's team england has gone professional visit. has that made a big difference? are they happy? we have been finding out. it's been a slow start with the first—half against france. we came out of the second half really strong and there was a fantastic performance. it felt like everything clicked in the wales game. we came so close last year to the grandstand. it was france. this year, when you were that scrolling down at twickenham, you were thinking, here we go again. down at twickenham, you were thinking, here we go again! down at twickenham, you were thinking, here we go again. a lot of people have asked if he got a massive telling off. it was really process driving. —— it was really process driving. —— it was really process driven. we just got on with it. it might be a similar situation at the end again, where it comes
down to a deciding game against ireland. well, we have to get their first! i think that scotland are in the form of their life. it will btough games. we would like to look forward to the end but rewards not yet. for a lot of your career, you haven't been professional. what is the difference now? we are probably two of the older players in the squad. yet, it's just two of the older players in the squad. yet, it'sjust a massive opportunity for us. i will speak on your behalf but we are both massively privileged to have this opportunity. it's been amazing stuff tojuggle workers on opportunity. it's been amazing stuff to juggle workers on site training. —— work alongside straining. to be able to get the rest in. we want to be derived and tell hopefully the world cup in august. winning the world cup in august. winning the world cup in august. winning the world cup was the biggest experience of my life. it would be great to do
the double and that is what i'm aiming for. it is very hard to retain the world cup. new zealand have done it in the past. and were massive game is to —— aromatic aim is to keep it on english soil. the woman's highlights will be on bbc two. the men six nations is across platforms. we are going to have to leave it there. we are now running out of time but wales are still leading seven points to nil in this six nations match. they haven't won a game in seven years. i will thank you for your time. scotland last beat wales in 2007. they won 29—9. this man here kicked all nine penalties in that victory. can it happen tomorrow? who knows. by fred.
bike for now. commentator: chris paterson continues to knock over penalties. again, chris paterson is looking at the kicking tee and the points are calling the board. it has been the partition shoal of the good so far. the perfect seven from chris paterson. a simply impeccable kicking it display. well, some of us today had a nice day. there was some sunshine after a stormy day yesterday. the clouds are falling back in and this weekend is downhill. more rain is on the way and some strong winds. at least it
will be on the mild side. rains have been crossing the country in the north. it will get cloudier. for most areas of the uk. the winds will be freshening as well. these are mild, south—westerly. tomorrow, very windy day across some of the western areas. most of the cost and the hills. it might brighten up for a time across scotland and northern ireland. most areas will hang onto the court. sunday, and the rest of the court. sunday, and the rest of the weekend, the rain will dominate. but a great weekend but it was worse yesterday. —— not a great weekend. this is bbc news. theresa may hails an historic victory, as the conservative's win a seat in cumbria held by labour for more than 80 years.
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