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RUGBY UNION: London Welsh v London Scottish

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6:47pm

final score: Welsh 5, Scottish 13

6:47pm

Davies misses conversion

6:46pm

Welsh try by Awcock

6:41pm

That wild pass fom Davies looks to have cost any chance of a Welsh victory

6:40pm

Millar converts for 13-0. Oh dear!

6:40pm

It's all over now as Miles Mantella runs in an interception try

6:38pm

Less than ten minutes to go now...

6:31pm

Thompson misses a penalty from his own half, but Scottish look solid

6:28pm

We are into the final quarter and Welsh need something quickly

6:24pm

But his kick drifts just wide

6:24pm

Millar lines up another penalty after more Welsh indiscipline

6:18pm

Replacement scrum half Alex Davies, usually a superb kicker, scuffs a penalty under the cross bar and Welsh still trail 6-0

6:17pm

Welsh have replaced their entire front row, but they need composure now

6:12pm

Replacement Lee Millar slots a penalty for Scottish, who lead 6-0

6:05pm

Scottish get free-kick for crooked feed

6:04pm

No changes for either side, but Welsh force 5m scrum straight away

6:04pm

Second half is under way

5:57pm

Welsh need more than a little spark in the second half, while Scottish will be fairly pleased with themselves.

5:49pm

Half-time score: Welsh 0, Scottish 3

5:48pm

Newton slots it for 3-0

5:48pm

Scottish win a penalty at a scrum and will kick for goal.

5:44pm

Gordon Ross kicks straight out to gift Scottish an attacking platform, then there is some comedy as referee Ian Tempest gets in the way of a Welsh attack

5:40pm

This has become a really frustrating half for Welsh

5:36pm

But back come Scottish briefly

5:34pm

Welsh still have all the territory.

5:29pm

Gordon Ross has another penalty from closer range, but shanks it wide!

5:26pm

Scottish defence has been good though.

5:24pm

Remarkably the score remains 0-0

5:22pm

But referee goes for TMO decision

5:21pm

Welsh flanker Carl Kirwan bursts through to score a great try.

5:20pm

Ross goes for goal, but misses the penalty.Still 0-0.

5:19pm

Chance wasted as Scottish earn free kick

5:18pm

Welsh go for the scrum again after winning another penalty.

5:17pm

Welsh are again held up - this is real pressure

5:16pm

penalty to Welsh five metres out

5:14pm

Mitch Lees ruled help up - no try

5:12pm

Gordon Ross's grubber kicks sets up Welsh attacking line-out. Referee goes for video replay after drive at the line.

5:10pm

Welsh wing Seb Stegmann denied a good chance byh a forward pass. The hosts putting some good attacking play together

5:06pm

Superb clearance from Scottish full back Thompson

5:05pm

Welsh win a penalty to clear their lines.

5:04pm

Welsh have a defensive line-out ten metres from their own line

5:02pm

Some big hits from both sides already.

5:02pm

We are under way

4:56pm

Here, kick off is less than ten minutes away now. Oxford United have drawn 0-0 at York.

4:44pm

The London Welsh RFC choir are in full voice. When the action starts, the club will hope to have a larger crowd than in previous matches singing the team's praises.

4:31pm

Back at the rugby, there is a fair wind for the sides to contend with. The teams are as announced yesterday:

London Welsh: Jewell, Stegmann, May (capt), Parker, Scott, Ross, R Lewis, Hepburn, Vella, Edwards, Nimmo, P Browne, Lees, Kirwan, Thorpe.
Reps: Morris, Trevett, Tideswell, West, Pienaar, Davies, Awcock.
London Scottish: Thompson, Doneghan, Grove, Reay, Mantella, Newton, Pasqualin, Fry, Kwasnicki, Francis, Hotson, Lyons, Russell, Pennycook, Bright (capt).
Reps: Kilbane, Irish, Spivey, Spinks, Milla, Homan, Gidlow.

4:27pm

Both London Welsh and Oxford United started today top of their respective leagues. Let's hope for a United winner at York to keep that going.

4:15pm

Kick off is at 5pm, with the match also live on Sky Sports. London Scottish have climbed to third place after winning their last four matches, but should need to be at their best if they are to extend that run today.

4:06pm

Championship leaders London Welsh play their final match of 2013 at the Kassam Stadium today, looking to resume winning ways in the league after losing at Bedford last time out.

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