ESPN SCRUM

/ Six Nations 2014

/ News

Wales 51-3 Scotland
Gray 'embarrassed' by Wales thrashing
ESPN Staff
March 16, 2014
Scotland had no answer to Wales © Getty Images
Enlarge

Scotland lock Richie Gray admitted he was "embarrassed" by their 51-3 loss to Wales on Saturday.

Scotland had to battle for three-quarters of the game with 14 men as Stuart Hogg was shown a red card for his late tackle on Dan Biggar. Scotland shipped seven tries in total to bring an end to what has been a poor Six Nations.

And Gray admitted it was a "sour note" to finish the championship on.

"We are all embarrassed by that result," Gray said. "At this level, to get 50 put against you just should not happen. After the game, the heads were all down in the changing room. We wanted to put in a better performance than we did but we feel like we have let everyone down.

"It was very tough to take. We went down to 14 men but even then we should not have conceded as much as we did. I can't fault the boys for effort and heart but we should have played a little smarter. We need to get the details right when situations like that do arise.

"It's a very sour note to finish the championship on. Everyone in the changing room is hurt. The scoreboard doesn't look the best but everyone fought hard and never gave in. We can take pride from that."

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd

Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Latest
  • Most Viewed
  • News
  • Features
  • Rugby

    NSW dominate Under-20 squad selection

    Andrew Kellaway is one of 12 players from the national championship-winning NSW Under-20 side named in the Australia squad for the Oceania championship

  • Rugby

    Fiji win Hong Kong Sevens

    Fiji win the 40th Hong Kong Sevens, defeating reigning champions New Zealand 33-19 in the Cup final for their 15th title

  • Tennis

    Quick-fire Murray cruises through in Miami

    Andy Murray brushed aside Colombia's Santiago Giraldo with the minimum of fuss in the third round of the Miami Open

  • Football

    Anfield welcomes back Luis Suarez with open arms

    Luis Suarez received a rapturous reception as he made his first return to Anfield since joining Barcelona, playing the second half of a charity game between sides captained by Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher

  • Golf

    Emotional Richie Ramsay claims victory at Trophee Hassan II

    Scotland's Richie Ramsay recovered from seeing a three-shot lead disappear in the space of two holes to win the Hassan Trophy after a rollercoaster final round on Sunday

  • Rugby

    Quade Cooper gives Reds fans reason to believe

    Queensland are worth watching again, even if victory over the Lions would have papered over cracks, because Quade Cooper is back in the No.10 jersey, Greg Growden writes

  • Rugby

    Cooper makes a strong return to take title

    In a exciting return from injury, Quade Cooper thrilled fans to become Player of the Round, while a new star now leads the medal tally

  • Rugby

    Cultured Hurricanes are all heart

    The Hurricanes have always been a franchise rich on talent, but something was always awry; not any more as they look the real deal Sam Bruce writes

  • Week in Words

    Old dog, new tricks

    In the latest edition of ESPN's Week in Words, Dion Dublin makes something of a career change, RFU officials have some harsh words for the national team, and Kell Brook is eyeing a bigger prize...

  • Football

    A Klose call

    Miroslav Klose scored goals in the World Cup final tournaments of 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Has anyone else scored World Cup goals 12 years apart?

  • News
  • Features

Sponsored Links

Make Huge Income from your Home
Download your Free Guide And Learn How To Increase Your Monthly Income