Wales flanker Sam Warburton on the 28-18 Six Nations win in Scotland

Last Updated: 10/03/13 10:04am

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Sam Warburton was back to his best to help Wales overcome Scotland

Sam Warburton was back to his best to help Wales overcome Scotland

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Wales flanker Sam Warburton was delighted to have played such a crucial role in the 28-18 Six Nations victory over Scotland at Murrayfield.

The 24-year-old was back to his best to stake his claim for a British and Irish Lions place this summer - winning several penalties with his diligence at the breakdown as Wales kept alive their hopes of retaining their title.

He said afterwards: "It's a brilliant win and we are so pleased. We knew it would be tough as it is always tough up here but we are delighted with the win.

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"I did not really feel I had a point to prove, I just wanted to get straight back in and make sure we won.

Fantastic

"We are lucky to have a fantastic squad which is very competitive and I am glad to be back in a winning team.

"(Assistant coach) Shaun Edwards has emphasised our defence every week, he is a superb defence coach and he wanted us to stop Scotland, and we are delighted to have gone another game without conceding a try."

Rob Howley's side now begin preparations for a deciding showdown with Grand Slam-hunting England, and Warburton added: "We have 24 hours to relax and then we will start looking forward to England on Monday."

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