Scotland v Wales: Initial Reaction

Wales ended their losing streak at Murrayfield this afternoon, beating Scotland by 24 points to 6.

Many fans were backing the Scots to heap more misery on the Welsh, but their efforts in attack were hugely disappointing with countless erros and missed opportunities.

The Welsh defence was impressive, with Sam Warburton in particular making life difficult for the home side at the breakdown.

So for all the talk of the Scottish resurgence, they are still 0 from 2 in this year’s Championship, and will probably battle it out with Italy for the Wooden Spoon.

What are your initial thoughts? Are Wales’ woes now behind them?

5 thoughts on “Scotland v Wales: Initial Reaction

  1. Good first twenty from Wales, otherwise not a great game. Scotland living up to my expectations, a game fraught with errors from the scots, there was no go forward, no momentum. Wales couldn’t really loose. I think Blair should start.

  2. Very disappointed with the Scots in this game. I thought Andy Robinson had given them a structure and purpose, but they showed neither unfortunately.

    It didn’t help that they started so badly and were always playing catch up, but they looked toothless in attack.

    Wales looked more composed, and their defensive effort was impressive. It’s difficult to tell, because they weren’t exactly stretched by an incisive running game, but they stopped whatever came their way.

    Looking like Scotland v Italy for the Wooden Spoon on the last weekend.

  3. Wales can still trouble opponents – their top players are exactly that – but resources are stretched so thin. Contrast that situation with England, who have huge resources, particularly in the forwards. Big point worth making about yesterday was that the best Welsh players started to look the part – particularly Roberts in the centre. I’m also a big fan of Dan Lydiate, who was fantastic in defense against the Scots.

  4. Yes, I’d agree with that Peter. Looking down the teamsheet, there is so much quality, and this win could spark a good run for them.

    When Adam Jones returns, their pack will be more competitive with the top teams, the back row could become world class and there is plenty of talent out wide.

    Looking forward to their games with France and Ireland.

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