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The Top Performers As Wales Keep Grand Slam Dream Alive With Win Over Scotland

Scotland Wales Stats Six Nations

Wales survived a second-half resurgence from Scotland to emerge 11-18 victors at Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon. 

In the end, a try apiece from Josh Adams and Jonathan Davies proved to be the difference and Warren Gatland will be a relieved man after admitting that his side took the foot off the pedal during the second period.

Wales will now host Ireland at the Principality Stadium next week in the knowledge that just 80 minutes separates them from a first Grand Slam since 2012.

For Scotland, it’s difficult to gauge exactly where they are considering they have been decimated by injuries throughout this championship and they face the daunting task of taking on England at Twickenham in the final round.

There were some positives from a Scottish perspective, most notably the performance of Darcy Graham.

Here we take a look at those players who impressed throughout the 80 minutes.

Scotland Wales Stats Six Nations

Carries* 

Ross Moriarty – 14

Darcy Graham – 13

Josh Strauss – 13

Magnus Bradbury – 13

Adam Hasting – 11

Metres Carried* 

Magnus Bradbury – 90

Josh Adams – 81

Darcy Graham – 78

Adam Hastings – 76

Ross Moriarty – 71

Total Successful Tackles* 

Josh Navidi – 23

Justin Tipuric – 22

Alun Wyn Jones – 16

Allan Dell – 15

Jonny Gray – 15

Ross Moriarty – 15

Dominant Tackles* 

Alun Wyn Jones – 2

Tomas Francis – 2

Jamie Ritchie – 2

Nick Grigg – 2

Defenders Beaten** 

Hamish Watson – 10

Nick Grigg – 4

Darcy Graham – 4

George North – 4

Magnus Bradbury – 3

Josh Strauss – 3

Linebreaks** 

Josh Adams – 3

Jonathan Davies – 2

Blair Kinghorn – 1

Nick Grigg – 1

Darcy Graham – 1

Allan Dell – 1

Stuart McInally – 1

Josh Strauss – 1

Hamish Watson – 1

Byron McGuigan – 1

Hadleigh Parkes – 1

Gareth Davies – 1

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*Statistics provided by Guinness Six Nations / AWS

**Statistics provided by ESPN

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Author: Sean McMahon

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