Apart from the omission of North, Gatland has stuck with the identical team that went down against England last weekend. The Kiwi coach clearly believes that his men can answer a demoralising loss, and indeed, they should be well motivated as another defeat would see their championship hopes go up in smoke. Welsh hooker Richard Hibbard is adamant that the team can repay the religion Gatland has shown in keeping with largely the identical fifteen players.
One of the most important changes has been in analysis - post-training, pre-game, throughout the sport and post-game - that has taken detail to a level shut to NFL standards. The morning when a game you'll be able to nip all the way down to the pc area and see a breakdown of each facet of the eighty minutes. One click and you'll see all of your own involvements in the game, or see all the road-out attacks, or the kicks or the missed tackles - it's impressive stuff. The VHS machine is now not required.
Scotland scrum-[*fr1] Greig Laidlaw should do that, like he did against Argentina within the autumn. Wales position scrum-[*fr1] Webb in the defensive position. He doesn't sit in behind the forwards as a security web and organiser as is the norm in many teams. Edwards likes numbers in his line - however this has consequences. If Scotland can get any momentum into their tight game then spaces can be created around the breakdown and without Webb there to fill within the gaps there could be some mileage here.