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Wales victory over Scotland 'borne out of respect', says Alun Wyn Jones

Wales victory over Scotland 'borne out of respect', says Alun Wyn Jones

Scotland, suffering from a handful of fitness concerns of their own, had been tipped by some as dark horses for the championship but on this evidence Gregor Townsend's men are a long way from contenders.

No scrum-half has scored more Test tries since the beginning of the 2015 Rugby World Cup than Wales' Gareth Davies.

Leigh Halfpenny's brace - his first global tries in five years - were sandwiched between scores for Gareth Davies and Steff Evans, with Peter Horne's effort a minute from time scant consolation for Scotland, whose captain pulled no punches in his post-match analysis.

"Wales are unusual outsiders at 15/1 to go all the way despite having the experienced British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, this is mainly down to them missing a host of star players through injury and introducing a new brand of free-flowing rugby".

Evans' 73rd minute try - brilliantly finished by the Wales wing - took Halfpenny to the other touchline. But that hiccup did not matter as Halfpenny slid over three minutes later for his first Wales try in 34 games.

But the flanker is not sure his intel will be too much use to the visitors given the Scarlets' flair players will be expected to toe a much more disciplined line when they swap the red of their club for that of Gatland's side.

Wales nearly scored again immediately from the kick off, with a perfectly timed break by Aaron Shingler opening up Scotland's defence.

Scotland, in contrast, lost all the the key battles, struggling up front and not being able to shackle Wales' broken-field runners on what was a sobering occasion for them.

The men in blue nilled Wales in the second half in Edinburgh previous year and it looked like they could suffer the same fate in Cardiff in the first period. He said: 'How do you think you'll go?' And I said: 'I think we'll win by 20.' He looked a bit shocked, but that was how well we'd trained.

Steff Evans runs in the fourth and bonus point try during the Natwest Six Nations round One match.

Wales kicked off the Six Nations Championship with an emphatic victory over a Scotland side who failed to build upon their impressive showing in the Autumn internationals.

It was a ideal afternoon for Wales but there was one man who was nervous in the stadium - defence coach Shaun Edwards.

Davies' one-handed catch put him into clear water sixty metres from the line, and he just managed to reach the whitewash before debut-making centre Chris Harris got across to bring him down with a despairing ankle tap.

Wales: L Halfpenny, J Adams, S Williams (O Watkin 70), H Parkes, S Evans, R Patchell (G Anscombe 62), G Davies (A Davies 65), R Evans (W Jones 50), K Owens (E Dee 62), S Lee (T Francis 50), C Hill (B Davies 55), AW Jones (captain), A Shingler, J Navidi, R Moriarty (J Tipuric 64).

Former captain Greig Laidlaw has been named on the bench, with Ali Price preferred at scrum-half, while Jon Welsh and Gordon Reid are recalled following a number of injuries.

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