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Wales win 'a learning curve' - Russell

Finn Russell with the Doddie Weir Cup
Finn Russell with the Doddie Weir Cup

Finn Russell has challenged Scotland to "learn" from their mistakes in their narrow win over Wales.

Duhan van der Merwe's second try of the game early in the second half put Scotland 27-0 up, but Wales roared back to score 26 unanswered points in a nail-biter.

"Even 27-0 down Wales never went away," he said. "Credit to them. It's what we expected I suppose but it's something we will have to get better at if we're in this position again.

"For us it's a learning curve. It's a learning curve for myself as a captain with how to get the messages across.

"I think we got off to a great start, had a really good first half then a brilliant start to the second half. Then a bit of complacency crept in, discipline issues in the second half that lead to two yellow cards and Wales really got the front foot in the second half.

"The discipline allowed them easy access into our half when they can hold the ball. it's something that we will look at this week coming up to France as we won't be able to do that against them.

"It's tough, I think it shows what the atmosphere and the crowd can do. I think towards the end we got back to how we can play and defend and managed to dig it out in the end but it shows how tough a place it is to come."