GATS CHASING A SLAM DUNK
WARREN GATLAND’S Wales can clinch their first grand slam since 2012 if they can beat Ireland in Cardiff next Saturday.
They extended their record winning streak to 13 matches with this hardearned victory at Murrayfield.
First-half tries from Josh Adams and Jonathan Davies put Wales in control as they dominated the injury-hit and error-prone Scots.
But a stirring secondhalf fightback left Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones admitting: “Scotland did a job on us in 2017 and they almost did it again in the second half.
“We started well but we definitely didn’t win that second period. We gave them easy penalties and we just didn’t get out.
“We feel like we are improving game by game, but it was more of a defensive performance.
“We will make sure we enjoy each other’s company tonight and then we start again when we get back to Cardiff.”
In the second half the subdued Murrayfield crowd were brought to their feet with a score from Darcy Graham.
But Scotland spurned several opportunities to kick for goal in pursuit of a second try that never came, leaving Wales to breathe a sigh of relief.
CLEAR OF THE PACK Josh Adams scoring for Wales