Scotland captain Stuart Hogg feels he and his teammates have only themselves to blame After a tight defeat to Wales.
Wales came back from last week’s humiliation at the hands of Ireland with a 20-17 victory against Scotland at the Principality Stadium, keeping their faint chances of regaining the Six Nations crown alive.
The Scots, on the other hand, will be frustrated with their performance in Cardiff, despite claiming a major scalp by defeating England in the first round of the tournament.
Hogg was speaking after the game and admitted that Scotland had made far too many errors, which gifted Wales opportunities.
“It’s a horrible feeling. We cost ourselves the game. One penalty or knock-on is fine, but when you compound errors that’s when you get frustrated,” Hogg said, via the BBC.
“At times we’ll be beaten by better sides, but I think we gave them easy avenues into the game. We gave them field position they didn’t have to work too hard for. The gameplan was the right one, but we didn’t execute it.”
Scotland Head Coach, Townsend lamented his side’s failure to capitalise on “big moments”.
He said: “We clearly weren’t good enough today. Lack of execution gave Wales momentum and they did well when they had the ball.
“When we went in front, that should be a reason to kick on, but we weren’t accurate enough in the second half and gave too many penalties away.
“There were big moments in the second half that we did not execute. We gave penalties to the opposition so we did not control that second half.”