Wales inch closer to Grand Slam after beating Scotland 11-18

Jonathan Davies scored a try for Wales

"There is plenty to work on from our point of view - too many handling errors, too many turnovers".

"Sometimes, winning is winning, regardless of how it looks", said North, reflecting on the Scotland success.

Apart from Wales chasing a first title for six years and a third Grand Slam of head coach Warren Gatland's reign, it is also a final Six Nations game for Gatland and his coaching lieutenants Rob Howley and Shaun Edwards, who all leave their posts after this autumn's World Cup.

"If we do that it would be unbelievable", said Gatland.

"I have had 10 Six Nations and when I look back I am proud of what we have achieved in terms of consistency in the Six Nations".

He has been in this position twice before, in 2008 and 2012.

Adams' latest try for his country came after he surged up the wing and sold Blair Kinghorn with a shuffle as he crossed the whitewash to put Wales in front for the first time.

Wales now eye a grand slam decider at home against Ireland on March 16, hopefully bolstered by the reassuring presence of Liam Williams despite the influential fullback going off with his arm slung in his shirt in the second half on Saturday. I have loved my time in Wales. You respect them, but you are desperate to beat them. We started well but we definitely didn't win that second period.

"There is no doubt against England we were mentally right on top of our game, and we need to be like that next weekend", said Gatland.

That meant England had to beat Italy to keep their Championship title challenge alive and Eddie Jones' men kept to the script as they emerged 57-14 winners at Twickenham.

Scotland, meanwhile, faces the prospect of ending a disappointing campaign with a solitary win unless they can inflict a shock defeat against England in its final fixture.

However, Siwan Lillicrap levelled the game with a try in the 80th minute before George converted to give Wales the win.

"For our group of players, I know they get incredibly motivated to play against Ireland because a lot of them have been on the losing end on a number of occasions, particularly to their provincial teams".

But while Tuilagi's double earned him the headlines, it was the relentless display of Cokanasiga that really stole the show despite failing to get on the scoresheet himself. When you get those opportunities, you've got to grasp them with both hands. "If they can produce that next week it will be a special night in Cardiff". They've shown great glimpses, but also not had consistency.

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"It's just a stinger and he's come through, it's nothing serious", Gatland said.

"The added spice is with the Pro14 in how the players know each other", said Gatland.

"We want to finish it off".



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