Gregor Townsend admits he breathed a sigh of relief at full time as Scotland earned their first win in Wales in 22 years. 

And the Scotland head coach insists the players should be proud of the win and ending their terrible run in the city despite a poor second half showing that saw Wales score 26 unanswered points to get right back in the match and come close to getting a win that nobody could have seen coming at half time. 

Finn Russell had branded his side complacent but Townsend wanted to ease any disappointment in the team and insisted it's a big win in terms of the championship.

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He told BBC: "It's a funny one. A lot of our players are disappointed but we're trying to say to them this is a really important win. It's important for the next few weeks of the Championship but also in terms of not winning here for so long. We were disappointed with the game getting so close at the end with the momentum Wales had in the second half. 

"The penalty count got against us. It was 16 penalties to four, Wales weren't penalised in the second half. That will tell. It will tell with territory, and then we were down to 14 men on two occasions. There's more to it in that but on those occasions we didn't make the best decisions and Wales also played very well. They got very close to winning the game."