CARDIFF – Wales winger George North and centre Jonathan Davies scored tries as they earned a scrappy 21-10 victory over Six Nations rivals Scotland on Saturday in the opening game of their November series.
Fullback Leigh Halfpenny kicked three penalties and a conversion as Wales seized on errors from the visitors to claim a sixth win in succession for the first time since 2012.
Hooker Stuart McInally scored the only try for the Scots, who had further opportunities but could not break down an organised home defence.
The victory provides a solid, if unspectacular, start to Wales coach Warren Gatland’s final year in charge as he builds to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Halfpenny kicked three penalties inside the opening 20 minutes as referee Mathieu Raynal from France punished Scotland for repeated indiscretions in what was a poor opening quarter.