Leigh Halfpenny: Looked the class act he undoubtedly is in all phases of play, especially with the boot and finishing. His touchdown after 12 minutes made Scots desperate, the second was a killer 8

Josh Adams: The only non-Scarlets man in the home back division was uncapped ahead of this game, and was largely, unseen and untested. He will have harder days in this Championship 6

Scott Williams: Not seen too often as an attacking threat, but was immense defensively as the Scots became more desperate the longer the match went on6

Hadleigh Parkes: Only one appearance in red to his name prior to this match but looked perfectly at home on this stage, and, in the company of his Scarlets team-mates 6

Steff Evans: Wales had the killer touch throughout, exemplified by Evans in the closing minutes, showing ruthlessness when he went for the try that took this red machine over 30 points 6

Rhys Patchell: For someone who was a second, third or maybe even fourth pick at fly-half, Patchell – winning just his sixth cap – was in total control 8

Gareth Davies: In as a replacement for the injured Rhys Webb, but never looked fazed by his new-found fame. Superb interception gave Wales the ideal platform from which to win 7

Rob Evans: Seemed to handle the new interpretation of the laws much better than his Scotland opposite number. Gave Wales a solid base to build on. Solid if unspectacular 7

Ken Owens: Compared to his Scottish counterpart, his line-out throwing was bang on the money time and again, so important at this level. Off early and saved for another day 7

Samson Lee: The Welsh tighthead did his job supremely well and really looked comfortable. He even had time to showboat with some fancy handling skills. Salt in the wound 7

Cory Hill: Complimented the more experienced Wyn Jones in the Wales boiler room. Guaranteed safe possession several times over as the hosts dictated the game 7

Alun Wyn Jones: Played like a man making his 114th appearance for his country. A monster of a game from the Wales captain. Every skill and faculty on display. A leader throughout 8

Aaron Shingler: Showed up well in the breakdown during the first period but was a constant obstacle on the Scots line-out ball which disrupted a potential attacking base 8

Josh Navidi: Terrific game from the Cardiff Blues open-side. First man in defence, first man often in attack. Was given a free hand by his more diligent colleagues in the back row 8

Ross Moriarty: In broken play, the Gloucester man starred; in the tackle he was immense; gave Shingler and Navidi scope to be more expansive. Great game 8


Elliot Dee replaced Owens in 63 minutes; Wyn Jones pitched in for Evans 50 minutes; Tomas Francis on after 50 minutes for Lee; Bradley Davies 53 minutes on for Hill; Justin Tipuric run out after 63 minutes for Moriarty; Aled Davies for Davies handily after 65; Gareth Anscombe for Patchell in 63 minutes; Owen Watkin 70th minute sub for Williams.


Stuart Hogg: Pushed back deep in the first half as the Welsh kicked long time and again. Tried desperately to make something happen, but just couldn’t find holes in the red line 5

Tommy Seymour: Ran ball back a few times, but was tied up more defensively as Wales drilled kicks in behind the Scottish back line. Never looked a threat 4

Chris Harris: Defence tested in first 40 as Wales took the ball up the middle. In attack, he struggled. Too often took the ball flat. Looked like a player winning a second cap 4

Huw Jones: Made some half-breaks without being a threat. Good kick and chase forced a 5m scrum and missed Ali Price with a back-of-hand pass. Switch to outside centre didn’t help 5

Byron McGuigan: Was left badly exposed when faced with a two-on-one overlap and Halfpenny crossed for the second Welsh try. When he did get on the front foot, spilled in front of posts 4

Finn Russell: Added to the frenetic pace of the game by trying to force the Scots back into the game when the had gone 14-0 down. Lacked the control of the Autumn Tests 5

Ali Price: Started badly for the Warriors No 9 when his telegraphed pass was picked off by Davies to give Wales their first score. Slowed play and took too many wrong options 4

Gordon Reid: Given the nod ahead of Jamie Bhatti, but seemed to be stymied when he came under scrutiny by an overly particular referee. A day to forget 5

Stuart McInally: Was too often caught man and ball in the opening half, but it was his line-out throwing which added to the pressure exerted on the Scotland pack 5

Jon Welsh: Held up his corner of the scrum and given the problems the Scots had at prop in advance of this game, gained pass marks 5

Ben Toolis: Preferred line-out jumper in the Autumn Tests but found his Welsh counterparts pressurising him on almost every throw. Not helped by McInally 5

Jonny Gray: Produced a surging break in the opening minutes for the Scots. If anything, it was an example of the Scots flattering to deceive. Tackled all day but not great 5

John Barclay: The Scotland captain tackled himself to a standstill, but just couldn’t get the Scots going forward. May feel let down by experienced team-mates 6

Hamish Watson: One of his quietest games in ages, but found himself trying to do too many things at the same time. Not the same levels of smuggling we are used to 5

Cornell du Preez: Torrid afternoon. Just didn’t match up to Wales’ speedier and more ferocious back-row 4


Scott Lawson swapped with McInally in 69 minutes; Jamie Bhatti on for Reid after 48 minutes; Murray McCallum debut after Welsh came off, 64 minutes; Grant Gilchrist pitched in for Toolis in 54 minutes; Ryan Wilson replaced the ineffective du Preez; Greig Laidlaw on for Price after 48 minutes; Pete Horne took over from Harris, and even scored; Sean Maitland gave McGuigan some respite.