15. Leigh Halfpenny – 8
Great game from the full-back. Took both tries very well and was near-perfect from the kicking tee as he assumed kicking duties from Rhys Priestland after a poor display last week. A superb tackle on Sean Lamont prevented a certain try in the first half.
14. Alex Cuthbert – 8
Fantastic turnaround for the wing – from the ignominy of being replaced at half-time last week to a starring role today. Looked extremely threatening with ball in hand and easily brushed off Greig Laidlow for his try. Contribution for Halfpenny’s first was also key.
13. Jon Davies – 7
Didn’t match his try scoring exploits of last week but Davies continued to make inroads through the Scottish defence all game. He tackled excellently and only slight imperfections robbed him of a try on a couple of occasions.
12. Jamie Roberts – 8
His one missed tackle came after a break from the fleet-footed Stuart Hogg but aside from that Roberts was imperious in defence. Regularly used by Wales when they needed to generate quick ball and was as reliable as ever as he continued to rack up the yards all game.
11. George North – 6
Was beginning to run to the same devastating effect to which fans have grown accustomed before an accidental collision with Jon Davies forced him off in the first half.
10. Rhys Priestland – 6
Another decidedly mixed afternoon for the Scarlets fly-half. At times he dictated play excellently but too often his kicking from hand was sloppy. Was lucky his missed tackle on Lamont didn’t lead to a Scottish try.
9. Mike Phillips – 6
Clearly so integral to the Welsh game, Phillips still litters his game with small errors. The rest of his play more than makes up for it, and his size was used to great effect a couple of times when Scotland’s David Denton broke from the base.
1. Gethin Jenkins – 7
Warren Gatland will have been very happy with Jenkins’ input on his return from injury. Won two fine turnovers and stood up well in the scrum. Collected a yellow late on as he began to tire, he’ll only improve between now and the next game.
2. Huw Bennett – 5
Line-out continued to falter but a cut to his head meant he missed part of the first half before being replaced at half-time.
3. Adam Jones – 6
Another good game from the tighthead who held up well against the Scottish scrum.
4. Ryan Jones – 7
This was Jones’ record-equalling 28th game as captain as he stood in for the injured Sam Warburton. He rose to the occasion and slotted in seamlessly to the second row. With Wales’ strength in the back row, this may be where Jones will pick up most of his future caps.
5. Ian Evans – 6
Forming a good partnership alongside Ryan Jones in the second row. Although, even when their numbers were down, Scotland caused Wales’ some problems at attacking breakdowns and this may be something they’ll need to collectively work on.
6. Dan Lydiate – 8
Fine game from another player returning from injury. Stoic in defence and tireless around the pitch, Lydiate is another who will only get better as he recovers from injury.
7. Aaron Shingler – 7
Called in as a late replacement for Warburton, Shingler performed manfully on his debut. Ran fantastic support lines throughout and looks as though he will become Wales’ third top rate openside.
8. Toby Faletau – 8
Faletau is proving to be consistently reliable at the base of the Welsh scrum, whether going forwards or retreating. Another fine game where he contributed both in the loose and tight. Topped his side’s tackle count and won some crucial turnovers.
Ken Owens was an initial blood replacement for Huw Bennett before fully replacing him at half-time. Had a solid game in the loose, but Wales’ significant improvement in the line-out coincided with his appearance and may make Gatland consider starting him against England. James Hook had another 40 minutes from the bench at full-back but was not given a chance to stand out. Wales used their full complement of replacements but the rest had little time to impress.