Six Nations 2013: Mike Phillips sees 'spark' back in Wales camp
RBS SIX NATIONS: SCOTLAND V WALES
Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Date: Saturday, 9 March
Kick-off: 14:30 GMT
Coverage: Watch on BBC One, HD & Online; Listen on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, Radio Scotland, 5 live Sports Extra & online; live text commentary online; highlights & analysis on Scrum V Six Nations Special on Sun, 10 March from 19:00 GMT, and BBC Two Sun 23:35 & Mon 13:30
The Wales squad is "bouncing" with anticipation ahead of the Six Nations meeting with Scotland at Murrayfield, according to Mike Phillips.
The Bayonne scrum-half says wins over France and Italy have given Wales renewed energy after a run of eight consecutive Test match losses.
"Everybody seems to be bouncing around in training," said Phillips.
Wales' last four 6N away games
5 February, 2012: Ireland 21-23 Wales
25 February 2012: England 12-19 Wales
9 February 2013: France 6-16 Wales
23 February 2013: Italy 9-26 Wales
"There's a spark about the camp now, and hopefully we can keep these winning ways going."
Wales went into the Six Nations having lost seven straight Test matches, and were beaten
30-22 by Ireland
on the opening weekend of the tournament.
Those results and new swagger in the Scottish back play promise a tough challenge in Murrayfield.
"The Scots are a team who have improved over the past couple of years," said Phillips.
"They've had some big victories, [especially] down in Australia in the summer. They're not going to be pushovers.
"They had a great defensive effort in the last game [against Ireland] but they've certainly created over the last few games and they look dangerous.
"Some of the team have been outstanding, [Stuart] Hogg in particular. They've definitely looked sharp."
A Welsh win in Scotland would be their third away victory of this season's tournament and their record fifth in a row on the road in the championship.
That would match the five-match away run compiled by England's World Cup winners from 2002 to 2004. Only France, with six in a row from 2003 to 2005, have done better since the tournament expanded in 2000.
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