Wales coach Warren Gatland felt his players were thinking about next weekend’s clash against Ireland during the win over Scotland, Sky Sports report.
Wales, who will complete their first Grand Slam since 2012 if they defeat Ireland in Cardiff next Saturday, survived a late scare in Edinburgh to win 18-11.
Tries from Josh Adams and Jonathan Davies gave the Welsh a comfortable 15-6 half-time lead, however, Darcy Graham’s late try piled the pressure on the visitors, who managed to hold on to the victory.
And talking after the game, coach Gatland revealed he needed to be ‘a bit tougher at half-time’ in order for Wales to avoid feeling comfortable.
Any team that’s won a Grand Slam – and I think back even to last year with Ireland and that Johnny Sexton drop goal – you look back at certain games and know you’ve had a little bit of luck.
Maybe from a coaching perspective, we needed to be a bit tougher at half-time.
We talked at the break about being pretty comfortable and going out to deliver a second-half (performance). As a result, maybe we were thinking about next week and that Irish game.
The win for Wales was their 13th successive Test victory and Gatland now knows a 14th win would earn Wales a dream Grand Slam.