Scotland players rated after game of two halves in Wales victory.

Kyle Rowe: There were times his lack of experience at this level showed but he largely performed well, particularly in the first half. Given it was just his second test cap it was a pretty strong shown from the Glasgow Warriors star. 7

Kyle Steyn: Another who had a mixed performance but his run towards the end helped take the pressure off at a time when Wales were looking like they could get themselves in front and he’ll be happy with his overall performance. 7

Huw Jones: It wasn’t the centre’s best performance in a Scotland shirt and like most of his team, they struggled in the second half before eventually seeing the game out. 6

Sione Tuipulotu: Had a good first half but put his side under real pressure with his yellow card in the second half. Had a good first half and largely a good second period aside from his errors that led to the sin binning and he won’t be entirely happy but it was a solid showing from him. 7

Duhan van der Merwe: Scored two tries and thought he had a third with the final play of the game. An excellent effort from him and he caused real problems for Wales when he was allowed to stretch his legs. 8

Finn Russell: Sensational performance from the Scotland captain defensively and offensively in the first half. The second half wasn’t quite as good and he’ll need to improve moving forward but overall he can be relatively happy with his performance. 7

Ben White: Another who had a game of two halves with a strong first half showing and at times in the second he was decent but dropped off immensely in the second period before being replaced by George Horne. 7

Pierre Schoeman: Got a try and carried the ball well. Performed well in the scrum too and it was a strong performance from him. 7

George Turner: His yellow card really changed the game and it was a disappointing showing from him during the second half after being warned by the referee prior to his sinbinning. 5

Zander Fagerson: Brilliant in the scrum in the first half but like the whole Scotland squad they just couldn’t get going and he wasn’t at the level he needed to be. 6

Richie Gray: Unfortunate to suffer an injury in the first half and didn’t have a huge impact on the game because of it. 5

Scott Cummings: Found the second half difficult like everyone else but had a strong showing in the first period. Carried well when he had the opportunity to. 6

Luke Crosbie: Had a decent first half but the whole Scotland team struggled in the second period against a battling Welsh side who showed some real character. 7

Jamie Richie: The former captain didn’t have his greatest performance in the back row and there could be competition or his place next week. 6

Matt Fagerson: It was a similar story for the 8 as he struggled to impose himself in the second half. 6


Ewan Ashman: Had about 20 minutes in total and did okay. Can’t complain too much about his showing. 5

Alec Hepburn: Made his Scotland debut with 20 to go when his side were under a lot of pressure. Carried well. 5

Elliot Millar-Mills: Another debutant with 11 minutes to go and looked a good option. 5

Sam Skinner: Replaced Gray towards the end of the first half and like the whole team, struggled in the second half. 6

Jack Dempsey: On for the final 20 minutes as Scotland tried to see off a spirited comeback from Wale. 5

George Horne: Got the last 10 minutes and helped see his team over the line. 4

Cameron Redpath: Another who was on to see the game out with a late cameo. 3