WALES and Scotland will open the 2018 Six Nations at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in a game that is expected to be played on a knife-edge.
Wales meanwhile are missing at least 10 players through injury and former Lions coach Warren Gatland will have to work all his magic to extract maximum performance out of the line-up.
The Scots ended a decade-long losing streak against the Welsh at Murrayfield last year, winning 29-13, but you have to go back to 2002 to find their last victory in Cardiff.
Wales vs Scotland kick-off time
The 2018 tournament will get underway on Saturday February 3 when Wales kick off against Scotland in Cardiff at 2.15pm.
Wales vs Scotland TV channel
The Six Nations coverage for 2018 has been split between ITV and the BBC once again.
ITV will show all of England’s home games as well as four others while the BBC will retain all of the other eight matches including England’s trips to Edinburgh and Paris.
BBC One has the first match of the tournament, with coverage of Wales vs Scotland presented by John Inverdale starting at 1.45pm.
Wales vs Scotland live stream
Since both ITV and BBC are terrestrial and free-to-air, every game of the Six Nations will be shown live online for free.
Viewers simply need to hold a valid TV licence and may be required to sign in on the BBC website to watch Wales vs Scotland.
Wales team vs Scotland
Starting XV: Leigh Halfpenny; Josh Adams, Scott Williams, Hadleigh Parkes, Steff Evans; Rhys Patchell, Gareth Davies; Rob Evans, Ken Owens, Samson Lee, Cory Hill, Alun Wyn Jones, Aaron Shingler, Josh Navidi, Ross Moriarty.
Replacements: Elliot Dee, Wyn Jones, Tomas Francis, Bradley Davies, Justin Tipuric, Aled Davies, Gareth Anscombe, Owen Watkin.
Scotland team vs Wales
Starting XV: Stuart Hogg; Tommy Seymour, Chris Harris, Huw Jones, Byron McGuigan; Finn Russell, Ali Price; Gordon Reid, Stuart McInally, Jon Welsh, Ben Toolis, Jonny Gray, John Barclay, Hamish Watson, Cornell du Preez.
Replacements: Scott Lawson, Jamie Bhatti, Murray McCallum, Grant Gilchrist, Ryan Wilson, Greig Laidlaw, Pete Horne, Sean Maitland.
Wales vs Scotland next games
Saturday February 10, England vs Wales (4.45pm; ITV)
Sunday February 11, Scotland vs France (3pm; BBC)