Six Nations: Six of the best - Wales v Scotland
Welcome to the second in our 'Six of the Best' series, a chance to remind you of some of the most memorable matches associated with a particular Six Nations fixture.
This week we consider Wales against Scotland, a contest that stretches back to 1883. Wales have the edge in this particular Celtic rivalry, winning 65 to Scotland's 48 of their 116 meetings, with three draws.
Check out this montage of six of the best games in recent memory between the countries, and you can also watch extended highlights of the 2005 and 2010 matches on the BBC Sport website and Red Button service.
If you would like to share your own memories of these and other matches not included here, this is the place to do so ahead of Sunday's next instalment at the Millennium Stadium.
1971 - Scotland 18-19 Wales
A see-saw encounter which featured cracking tries from John Taylor, Gareth Edwards and Barry John still left the visitors trailing 18-14 approaching the final minute after Chris Rea's try for the Scots. But Peter Brown's missed conversion from inside the Welsh 22 - "that could still be an important miss," pronounced a prescient Bill McLaren in commentary - changed the course of rugby history.
Wales won a line-out via Delme Thomas on the left touchline, and the roll-call of legends in the backline move that followed - "[Gareth] Edwards to Barry John, out to John Dawes, John [JPR] Williams, Gerald Davies..." saw the latter touch down in the right corner to bring Wales to within a point in the era of the three-point try.
John had suffered a bang to the head earlier in the match, so up stepped wild-haired flanker Taylor, the future TV commentator, to slot a left-footed kick from the right touchline - memorably described by one Welsh journalist as "the greatest conversion since St Paul" - to give Wales the narrowest of wins. Having beaten England at home in their opening game, Wales went on to beat Ireland in Cardiff and France in Paris to win their first Grand Slam since 1952 and the first of three in the "golden age" of Welsh rugby during the 1970s.
1982 - Wales 18-34 Scotland
The definitive end of the "golden age" as Wales' first loss at home in a Five Nations match since France won at Cardiff in March 1968 - a 14-year undefeated run spanning 27 matches (26 wins and a draw) - condemned them to the Wooden Spoon.
An inspired Scotland scored five tries to one including one of the great tries in Championship history by a young Jim Calder. Wales were on the attack when Scotland wing Roger Baird collected a chip ahead in his own 22, skipped around two Welshmen on the left touchline and raced away, finding Iain Paxton storming up in support just before halfway.
The big striding number eight took it to within 10m of the Welsh line before being tackled, offloading inside to lock Alan Tomes, who fed Calder - whose twin brother Finlay went on to captain Scotland - for a memorable score.
1988 - Wales 25-20 Scotland
Wales had already won at Twickenham - the last time they would do so for 20 years - in their opening game with a couple of glorious tries, and they marked their return to Cardiff with two more sublime scores.
Jonathan Davies scored a brilliant solo try when he collected Robert Jones' superb long reverse pass, sent the whole Scottish defence the wrong way with a swerve of the hips, before chipping ahead to the Scottish line and accelerating away to beat Derek White to the ball.
Wales trailed 17-10 at half-time after tries from Finlay Calder and Matt Duncan, but Ieuan Evans sidestepped his way past four players on a mazy run from the right touchline to score another memorable try and hooker Ian Watkins grabbed a third. Davies added a couple of drop-goals and victory put Wales two thirds of the way towards a Triple Crown and their first title - albeit shared with France - since the 70s.
1999 - Scotland 33-20 Wales
An explosive start saw one of Scotland's "kilted Kiwis" - centre John Leslie - rip the ball off Wales full-back Shane Howarth from the kick-off and race up the left touchline to score the fastest try in Championship history, after just 9.5 seconds. "It was just one of those things where the ball fell into my lap," a modest Leslie said later.
Wales battled back to lead 13-8 at half-time, but Scotland turned the screw up front in the second half and scored further tries through Scott Murray, Alan Tait and Gregor Townsend.
Townsend, who had moved to fly-half to replace the stricken Duncan Hodge, who was carried off with a broken leg, would go on to score a try in every match that season as Scotland went on to win the last Five Nations title.
2005 - Scotland 22-46 Wales
A mesmerizing game that set a new record for the highest ball-in-play time ever recorded at senior international level - 55%, or 43 minutes, 45 seconds to be precise. It also contained the highest number of passes (428) and rucks and mauls (229) in one game. By way of a reference point, the famous Barbarians v All Blacks contest of 1973 contained 150 fewer passes.
Wales ran riot with some dazzling rugby, cutting Scotland to shreds. Ryan Jones scored the first of five first-half tries when he started and finished off a brilliant counter-attack with only three minutes on the clock. Rhys Williams, Shane Williams and two from Kevin Morgan gave the visitors a barely believable 38-3 interval lead.
Wales' sixth try early in the second half came when Dwayne Peel caught Scotland napping to put Rhys Williams over while a Scottish player was still receiving treatment, but referee Jonathan Kaplan had signalled play to continue. Scotland rallied commendably to score three tries of their own, but it was precious little by way of consolation. This was Wales' third away win in a row that season after beating England in their opener in Cardiff, and set them up to complete a first Grand Slam since 1978 the following week against Ireland.
2010 - Wales 31-24 Scotland
Has there ever been a more dramatic finish to a Five or Six Nations match? (Suggestions welcome). Scotland are still shaking their heads as to how they managed to lose a game they led 21-9 after tries from John Barclay and Max Evans, an advantage that should have been greater but for a forward pass that denied Kelly Brown another score early in the second half.
Shane Williams sparked Wales into life by setting up a try for Lee Byrne, but the hosts were still 14-24 behind with 14 minutes left after Dan Parks had banged over a long-range drop-goal for Scotland. But their hooker Scott Lawson was sin-binned with six minutes left, and Wales proceeded to stage an incredible late comeback.
Leigh Halfpenny scored a converted try with three minutes left to make it 21-24, and Lee Byrne appeared to be heading for a winning score when he was tripped by Scotland fly-half Phil Godman, who was sin-binned to leave the Scots with 13 men. Stephen Jones' penalty levelled the scores at 24-24, but Wales were not done.
Scotland, just needing to get the ball off the park to salvage a draw, opted to take the kick-off long to Wales. The hosts built up irresistible momentum before Shane Williams sealed victory, celebrating with an arm in the air before dotting down under the posts. "And Shane Williams has won the most dramatic game of this Six Nations...and perhaps any Six Nations," proclaimed commentator Andrew Cotter as a fuming Scotland coach Andy Robinson exited his box in disbelief.