Wales 20-17 Scotland: Stuart Hogg rues 'error upon error' and ill-discipline in Six Nations defeat
Scotland were guilty of an accumulation of mistakes and ill-discipline in their defeat to Wales at the Principality Stadium, says captain Stuart Hogg.
Scotland had been in the ascendency for most of the match without putting Wales away, and were made to pay with Dan Biggar’s drop goal settled the scoreline in the host nation’s favour.
Captain Hogg believes he and his team-mates should have capitalised on the positives in their play but gave Wales a chance which they took.
“For me, little things will make a massive difference – if we knock the ball on or give away a penalty, on their own they are absolutely fine but if you compound error upon errors that's where it gets a bit frustrating.
"That gave Wales field position and easy avenues into the game and that's frustrating because we know we are better than that.
“We are bitterly disappointed. the stuff that we are in control of when we are on the front foot and looking after the ball, we got ourselves into some good positions but things we weren't allowed to do that and it's really quite frustrating for us because we are a lot better than what we showed at times.
“But that is test match rugby and you have to take your opportunities and if you don't you are on the wrong end of a scoreline like we are today.”
Visibly disappointed when summarising his side’s performance on BBC Sport, Hogg did highlight the positives in Scotland's play - but they simply didn’t capitalise.“For us we want to be a position where we can score tries and get ourselves into good positions. We were carrying with intent, carrying to score and got the outcomes that we were looking for.
"But at times we didn’t back it up, we didn't get in the right positions and credit to Wales they were fairly good at times.
“It's a horrible feeling right now, but that's test match rugby.”
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