The Welsh side went down to their now traditional narrow defeat against their older Scottish rivals at Murrayfield in the curtain-raiser to the Celtic Cup final.
Despite enjoying territorial dominance, skipper Dan George's side lacked precision in the vital moments and were left dreaming of what might have been.
All the scores came in the first half with Scotland centre Gary Law hitting
the mark with two out of three penalties, while Wales stand-off Gareth Williams-Davies could mamage only one success out of three.
Wales's starting lineup was strong at the scrum and powerful in their driving play with prop Ian Jones and backrow men Luke Probert and Adam Powell particularly impressive.
The Scots were led by No 8 John Beattie, son the former Scotland and Lions No 8 of the same name, and contained a number of players with premier league expericence.
The Welsh defence, especially in midfield, proved resolute throughout, but poor handling let them down at vital moments.
The second half saw Scotland outside half David Blair, younger brother of
senior cap Michael, miss with one last penalty attempt, but Wales could not
even muster a shot at goal in the final 35 minutes.
Scotland - Pens: G Law (2).
Wales - Pen: G Williams-Davies.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.
Wales U20 may start as favourites against Japan this evening in the U20 Championship, but Team Manager Mark Taylor is warning against complacency. He is also hoping a good win will boost morale and 'kickstart' performances.