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Gray: Scots are embarrassed

Scotland forward Richie Gray is embarrassed by the nature of his side's 51-3 demolition by Wales on Saturday.

The defeat was Scotland's worst in the history of the Six Nations and meant their campaign ended in humiliation as Wales ran in seven tries, six after the visitors had Stuart Hogg needlessly sent off.

Hogg was shown a red card after he crashed into Dan Biggar's face with his shoulder, long after the Wales fly-half had kicked the ball away.

From that point on Scotland crumbled, and Gray said: "We are all embarrassed by that result. 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."