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With a clean bill of health, Wales are one of the most talented teams in the world, that much isn't up for debate.
But a fully fit squad has been nigh impossible to come upon in this year's Six Nations, and the injury issues are beginning to have their say on the Welsh hopes.
An early injury to Scott Williams meant that George North had to fill in at outside centre on Saturday, while Liam Williams took up his duties on the wing.
The likes of Paul James, Justin Tipuric, Rhodri Jones and James Hook all boast a certain pedigree in the international ranks, but the jury's out on whether or not Ken Owens, Jake Ball and Rhys Webb are up to the task.
While Schmidt was able to rely upon his introductions, the same can't be said for Gatland, with injuries obviously taking their toll on the starting XV, too.
Andrew Coombs was impressive for parts in his pursuit of providing a stopgap for the injured Luke Charteris, while Williams' injury has now created further concern in the centres for the weeks to come.