Man of the day
Jonathan Davies, the Lions’ player of the series in New Zealand last year, marked his fi rst Wales appearance following an injury- hit 12 months by scoring his team’s second try against Scotland.
Chip off the old block
Adam Hastings: Son of Gavin, the Scotland and Lions legend, nephew of Scott. His fi rst start for Scotland on UK soil, having won his fi rst caps on summer tour.
Doddie Weir: the former Scotland great rolled out matchappropriate attire combining with Welsh and Scottish tartan for his big day in Cardiff . Echoed by Scotland fans.
Jinx of the day
Scotland’s 16- year losing run in Cardiff continues; 10 defeats in a row now. However, it was Wales’s fi rst opening autumn win for 16 years.
Not hitting his marks
World player of the year nominee Malcolm Marx’s woeful display of lineuout throwing in the fi rst half at Twickenham. Th e Boks’ setpiece was lamentable all afternoon.
Biggest cheers of the day
Elliot Daly’s monster kick from the halfway line to put England 9- 8 ahead was eclipsed by the noise that rumbled down from the seats when Handré Pollard’s well- struck kick to win the game drifted to the right and hit the upright.