You get the feeling if there was ever a time for Scotland to make their mark on Wales, this was it.
The hosts' injury problems ought to have opened an opportunity for Gregor Townsend's side, who went into the Six Nations with so much optimism after their impressive Autumn Internationals.
Yet, within six minutes, it looked to be a case of normal service resumed as Wales began to carve them open.
Townsend will have been particularly disappointed as his side had just started to dominate before conceding the first seven points.
Gareth Davies was already covering a huge amount of ground in the early exchanges, and got his reward with an incredible try to put the Dragons in control.
Leigh Halfpenny then scored the conversion and minutes later, doubled their lead with his first try since February 2013 - he'd gone an agonising 34 Tests without recording one prior to this afternoon.
Despite that run being put to bed, though, it was Davies who was quite rightly in the spotlight.
It wasn't simply the speed with which he executed his try. Wales fans were waxing lyrical about his interception to start it all off, and he showed great vision to come between two Scotland players and break up the play.
Scotland pay the price
Neither Jon Welsh nor Chris Harris seemed to think the ball was being played to them, and that error of judgement allowed an onside Davies to make his move.
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That set the tone for what wasn't a one-sided first half, but rather a story of Scotland failing to take any tangible chances that they had.
Wales fans were loving it
Scotland actually had the better of the possession, not that a glance at the scoreline would credit them with some of their creative play.
What a brilliantly chaotic start to the Six Nations it's been so far!
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