Six Nations: Wales win title as late Scotland try downs France

Wales have won the Six Nations after 14-man Scotland defeated France with a late try.

The Scots had not won in Paris since 1999, but a Duhan van der Merwe try with the last play of the game clinched a 27-23 victory.

France needed to win by a 21-point margin while scoring four tries to usurp Wales at the top of the Six Nations table but were unable to stretch their first-half lead despite Finn Russell’s late red card.

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The clock was deep into the red when Van der Merwe found space out wide to seal the victory.

It was Van der Merwe who had given Scotland the lead early on with the game’s opening try but Brice Dulin crossed before the break to give the French a 13-10 half-time lead.

Damien Penaud and Swan Rebbadj scored for France in the second half but David Cherry ensured that Scotland remained in touching distance.

Russell was sent off after a TMO review when he caught Dulin in the neck but France could not capitalize and Adam Hastings found Van der Merwe out wide late on to give Scotland the victory.

Cover Photo: Flag of Scotland by Christoph Strassler used under license by CC BY-SA 2.0.

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