Blunt attack made it easy for Wales ... it was a physical game but paint bite

Blunt attack made it easy for Wales ... it was a physical game but paint bite

Blunt attack made it easy for Wales … it was a physical game, but it definitely missed the extra bite of Six Nations

  • Wales against Scotland usually throws up plenty of drama but there is no bite
  • It's not like a Six Nations clash where it seems to be much more on the line
  • Scotland, ultimately, did not have the creative spark to unlock the Welsh Defense

Andy Nicol For The Scottish Daily Mail

With the game being a friendly, we debated in the BBC studio before kick-off what was more important; performance or result. Opinion was split but, it turned out, Scotland got neither.

It was physical but the game definitely missed that extra bit that comes from playing in the Six Nations. It was a poor performance by Scotland especially in attack where we were far too narrow and predictable especially in the second half.

We had so much possession in the Wales 22 but did not have the creative spark to breech the Welsh Defense. We made is too easy for them because, when we got in behind them, instead of playing quick ball, we slowed everything down and reverted to the one pass play with the forwards.

George Hope (left) who ran at Wales

George Hope (left) who ran at Wales

George Hope (left) who ran at Wales

George Horne came up with his boyfriend and he gave him a little bit of money.

One thing Scotland has done in the last 12 months. On Saturday, it's just not good enough.

It's a tough afternoon for the playmaker Adam Hastings. Wales really squeezed him with a defense that rushed up outside him, cutting off the long-wide pass and this was Hastings had to look elsewhere. He struggles at times but wants to learn a lot.

It's a tough afternoon for Scotland's playmaker Adam Hastings after he was squeezed

It's a tough afternoon for Scotland's playmaker Adam Hastings after he was squeezed

It's a tough afternoon for Scotland's playmaker Adam Hastings after he was squeezed

Hamish Watson, especially, putting in some shift. But it was not Huw Jones that cost Scotland dear. He made a poor read for the first try, stepping in for the decoy runner. Jonathan Davies Jonathan Davies Jonathan Davies Jonathan Davies Jonathan Davies.

Scotland's defense was – but it proves the fine margins required to win at this level. Peter Horne catches the ball to score, then Scotland might have won this match despite playing quite poorly.

Definite improvement needed for the next three weeks.

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