Wales to face Scotland in 2018 autumn internationals


Wales will face Scotland in their opening match of the 2018 Autumn Internationals at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in the inaugural ‘Dodie Weir Cup’.

The fixture marks the first time that a northern hemisphere tier one side have faced Wales in the end of year Tests since the creation of a four-match autumn schedule 17 years ago, and the newly created ‘Dodie Weir Cup’ will be at stake when the two sides face-off Nov. 3.

The trophy, donated by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), honours former Scotland and British & Irish Lions internationals Dodie Weir, who revealed earlier this year that he is battling Motor Neurone Disease, which is currently incurable.

The trophy will be retained and competed for when the two countries meet under similar conditions in the future.

Scotland have not won in the Welsh capital since 2002, though the Scots triumphed 27-13 in last year’s Six Nations meeting at Murrayfield.

The two sides meet again in their Six Nations opener on Feb. 3.

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