DANNY Wilson believes that Wales will be all the more dangerous opponents for Scotland on Saturday because they will go into the game as underdogs.

The Glasgow coach, who used to take charge of Wales Under-20s, thinks the Welsh would have expected a more comfortable win against 14-man Ireland than the 21-16 result they managed to get two days ago, but he is also aware that the very fact of winning could come as a massive boost to their morale ahead of the trip to Murrayfield. 

“I think any Welsh team as an underdog is dangerous,” said the Englishman, who  was a Scotland assistant coach before moving to Scotstoun. “And I would say you’ve got to tag Scotland as the favourites after beating England and also beating Wales away last time. 

“Maybe right at this minute Wales are not on top of their form, but in international rugby form swings really quickly and it only takes one win. It might be the win they’ve just had. 

“It maybe wasn’t as convincing as they would have wanted against a 14-man Ireland team - they would probably have expected to go on and won by a bit more - but they’ll be dangerous, there’s no doubt about that. They’re a hugely passionate people about playing for their country, and I think it will be one hell of a game next weekend at Murrayfield.”

Unsurprisingly, Wilson was hugely impressed by Scotland’s 11-6 win at Twickenham on Saturday. “It was brilliant from Scotland,” he added. “They were outstanding. I thought Scotland were completely dominant from start to finish. It was a great win and hopefully one that they can build on.”