George North try sparks Wales victory over Scotland in Doddie Weir Cup

• Wales 21-10 Scotland
• Jonathan Davies score settles issue in Cardiff

Another Wales-Scotland match in Cardiff, another Wales win. This, the 10th victory in a row, will resonate least of the recent run, sneaked in at an unfamiliar time of year, the selections compromised, the motives suspect. The really important matter lay beyond rugby. The match will be remembered for the inauguration of the Doddie Weir Cup, in honour of the guest of honour, who is battling motor-neurone disease with all the dignity and good humour we have come to know so well.

Those who remember what happened on the field at all will attribute Wales’s win to superior power, particularly through the outside-centre channel, Huw Jones missing the crucial tackle for Wales’s two tries. George North went over for his 34th for Wales in the first half and in the second it was Jonathan Davies sprung through the same gate.

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