How the Scotland players rated during Six Nations defeat to Wales

Ratings out of ten for every player in the Scotland starting line-up as the hosts lost their third straight Six Nations game to Wales at Murrayfield.

Scotland team huddle prior to the Guinness Six Nations match at BT Murrayfield. Picture: PA
Scotland team huddle prior to the Guinness Six Nations match at BT Murrayfield. Picture: PA
Sparked a shift in momentum with a monster carry early in the second period. Still not convincing at scrum time. 6
Captain for the day but did his side no favours during the opening half as he gave away a stream of penalties. 6

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Scotland will be glad to have the Edinburgh prop back anchoring the scrum. A solid display. 6
Quiet before the interval but did his part as Scotland put Wales under pressure in the final stages with some big carries. 7
Kept the pressure on Warren Gatland's side with a line-out steal in the moments before Graham scored. 7
The Edinburgh youngster continues to grow at this level, with another abrasiveness display. 7
Another who has taken to the Test game with ease. Put in a power of work with his kick chase in particular a stand-out. 7
Did the hard yards but not quite as striking as his earlier displays in the championship. 6
His tempo round the breakdown was crucial as Scotland mounted a second-half fightback. Switched to the wing as his side's casualty count mounted up but made two blunders in the final moments that allowed Wales to survive. 6
Back from a head knock but did not look his usual self. His passing was erratic at times but he did produce a beautiful pop off in the lead up to Graham's touchdown. 6
The pint-sized Edinburgh wing put on a big performance on his first Test start. Scored Scotland's only try but missed the final stages as he became the latest member of the Dark Blues back three to go down hurt. 8
Looked more comfortable back at 12 after his Paris nightmare but was guilty of taking the wrong passing option when Wales looked vulnerable. 6
Came more to the fore as the game sped up after the break, taking the ball bravely into contact on a number of occasions. 7
The Glasgow wing's 50th cap lasted just 20 minutes as he also had to be helped off the field after injuring his ribs. Looks a doubt for next week's trip to Twickenham. 5
A frustrating afternoon for the full-back. Spilled an early ball then allowed Josh Adams to step past him far too easily for the opening try before hobbling off injured, all within 31 minutes. 5
Replacements: The introduction of Byron McGuigan, Hamish Watson and Adam Hastings (pictured) helped Scotland turn the tide as they changed what was looking to be a one-sided affair into a compelling second-half contest. 7