Blair Kinghorn: Reliable at the back and useful going forward while never producing the turn of speed that marks best form at club level6

Tommy Seymour: Superb aerial fielding was high point of a quiet first half for the Glasgow winger, who got a bit more involved as Scotland attempted a late fightback7

Huw Jones: Costly missed tackles for North and Davies tries showed up defensive shortcomings. Always a threat in attack5

Alex Dunbar: Fine early break came to nothing and his defensive partnership with Jones still leaves something to be desired7

Lee Jones: Harried North well to deny the winger a try early on, but had a couple of misjudgments as the Welsh pressure began to tell7

Adam Hastings: Missed early penalty but opened scoring for Scotland in 26th minute. Took the wrong option at times but does not look out of place at this level7

Ali Price: A solid enough outing for the Glasgow Warriors scrum-half but he is still lacking the spark that characterises his game at its best6

Allan Dell: Scrummaged well and was also prominent in the loose at times before giving way to Allan 15 minutes into the second half6

Stuart McInally: Captain scored a superbly executed try from a lineout and provided assured leadership on a difficult afternoon7

Willem Nel: Fought well in the loose as well as being his usual reliable self in the scrum7

Ben Toolis: Dependable source of clean lineout ball but made crucial handling error late on as Scotland tried to claim a late try7

Jonny Gray: Showed indiscipline as Scots struggled to halt the Welsh onslaught and missed second-half try that might have sparked fightback7

Jamie Ritchie: Winning just his third cap, the Edinburgh back-row fought hard in the loose as Wales threatened to dominate physically6

Hamish Watson: Lacked composure at times as Wales’ defensive solidity frustrated the Scots, but showed the fighting spirit needed late on8

Ryan Wilson: Worked hard and tackled harder to try to stem the red tide7

Substitutes: Fraser Brown: Came on for last 25 minutes. Alex Allan: Replaced Dell. Simon Berghan: On for Nel after 55 minutes. George Horne: On for last 20 and perked things up a lot. Peter Horne: Saw late try chalked off after failing to control. Matt Fagerson: On 20 minutes from time. Grant Gilchrist: Another late substitute. Darcy Graham: Made his debut with seven minutes to go.