Walker is eager to right Welsh wrongs

SCOTLAND winger Nikki Walker has admitted he felt “embarrassed” by his side’s performance against Wales on Saturday. But the former Hawick star is adamant they can put right the wrongs with wins in their remaining RBS 6 Nations fixtures against Ireland, England and Italy.

Walker and his team-mates have come in for heavy criticism since the match at Murrayfield, in which the Welsh cantered to a comfortable 24-6 victory.

He said: “It was a real surprise because we’ve been building and playing quite well, whereas Wales were the opposite, but on the day they just seemed a bit more desperate.

“I’m embarrassed by what we produced against Wales, but the games to come don’t worry me because I know we’re capable of much, much better.”

After running France mighty close the week previous, hopes were high that Wales wouldn’t add to their previous four wins on Scottish soil since 1985. But the same mistakes that proved costly in the Stade de France reared their ugly heads again.

And Walker conceded there was plenty of work to be done.

He added: “We’ve been here before, underperformed in the earlier parts of the tournament, and started playing as the tournament has gone on and we’ll have to do that again. We have a big couple of weeks ahead of us.”