Finn Russell was delighted to help his teammates shine during an impressive Guinness Six Nations win for Scotland against Wales at BT Murrayfield.
His performance was not perfect, but the fly-half came to life when it really mattered, directly assisting three of Scotland’s tries with some majestic handling.
The Racing 92 star also managed to kick 10 points during a talismanic display in Edinburgh.
The result was Scotland’s biggest-ever points victory over Wales, surpassing a 35-10 scoreline in 1924.
However, Russell insisted he was just doing his job after being named Guinness Six Nations Player of the Match for Scotland’s record-breaking win.
“I was just doing my job out there, making the other boys look good,” he joked.
“I think we showed the continuity in the squad, the boys were all on the same page and that allowed us to attack like we did today.
“The message at the end was let’s go for another try and then they just turned it over so maybe we will have to have another look at that.
“I do think the attack today was really good, but also the defence shut them out a little bit so it was a good performance all around.”
Scotland took a 13-0 lead thanks to two Russell penalties and a converted George Turner try but struck back with a score from captain Ken Owens.
However, Gregor Townsend’s side burst into life after the break.
Kyle Steyn crossed twice in seven second-half minutes before Blair Kinghorn’s superb score and Matt Fagerson’s late try wrapped up the win for the hosts.
Warren Gatland’s Wales will take on England at Principality Stadium in Round 3.
Scotland will now face their biggest test of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations so far when they travel to Stade de France in two week’s time.
“I thought the boys put in a great performance today which was great to see back here at BT Murrayfield.”