Scotland’s tubby-aid Stuart Hogg passes the ball right by the Six Nations rugby union match match between France and Scotland on March 26 2021, on the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, originate air Paris. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP by Getty Photographs)
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Wales were crowned Six Nations champions after Scotland claimed an beautiful 27-23 retract over France.
France wanted to rating four tries and retract by now not less than 21 factors to retract their first championship in 11 years but they beneath no conditions came conclude, with Scotland continuing to threaten an upset whatever the dismissal of Finn Russell with 9 minutes last.
With the clock red and France main by three factors, Brice Dulin opted to preserve the ball in play but then conceded a penalty, and Scottish rigidity in a roundabout arrangement suggested as Duhan van der Merwe crossed for his second strive of the sport within the 84th minute.
It is Scotland’s first retract in Paris since 1999.
Dulin, Damian Penaud and Swan Rebbadj crossed for the hosts but they beneath no conditions looked cherish constructing up the head of steam wanted to lift a double blow to Wales after dramatically denying Wayne Pivac’s aspect the Fantastic Slam six days earlier.
It modified into one other rare away retract for the Scots following triumphs in Wales and England within the previous six months.
Scotland were snappily to keep rigidity on and France confirmed the construct of ambition they’d need after they took a short throw and tried to play their capacity out of agonize after Russell had kicked the ball into touch two meters from their strive line.
The house aspect soon exerted some rigidity but all they had to yelp for it modified into Romain Ntamack’s ninth-minute penalty.
Scotland soon won the ascendancy and twice elected to kick two penalties into touch right by the French 22. Hooker George Turner modified into held up unbiased true looking out the road each time as he charged from the aid of the lineout maul, but Van der
Merwe compelled himself over the second time within the 15th minute.
There were suspicions of double stream but referee Wayne Barnes gave the strive without opting to rob a second note.
Russell added the 2 factors and produced one other honorable lengthy kick which held up a metre looking out the strive line. The Scots descended upon their opponents and Jamie Ritchie compelled the penalty from Dulin, which Russell kicked over to keep Scotland seven factors up.
France’s gamers budge off the pitch bag after winning the Six Nations rugby union match match between France and Scotland on March 26 2021, on the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, originate air Paris. (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP by Getty Photographs)
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One other mountainous kick into touch from Stuart Hogg keep France on the aid foot however the hosts diminished the deficit when Ntamack kicked a lengthy-fluctuate penalty following a scrum infringement.
The house aspect bought on high around the half-hour mark and Scotland gave away a assortment of penalties in entrance of the put up.
The rigidity suggested when Van der Merwe sold himself too early following a lengthy throw out broad from Antoine Dupont. Penaud passed interior for Dulin to adversarial within the 36th minute and Ntamack brilliantly transformed.
Hogg paid the price for conceding Scotland’s 11th first-half penalty within the final minute but Sever Haining stole the 5-meter lineout throw to preserve France’s half-time lead at three.
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Scotland restricted France’s scoring to 5 factors right by Hogg’s spell within the sin bin, when Penaud composed Virimi Vakatawa’s offload, lobbed the ball over Ali Ticket and touched down within the nook.
Scotland regained administration after the numbers were evened up. Russell kicked a conclude-fluctuate penalty and Sam Johnson modified into stopped 5 meters from the road after bursting forward following one other a success lineout.
It modified into France’s turn to ship a assortment of penalties and David Cherry scooped up a loose ball following a lineout before nipping by a gap and over. Russell transformed to keep Scotland aid in entrance.
Rebbadj went over 5 minutes later but Ntamack uncared for the conversion and Scotland passed up a true likelihood to kick themselves stage in prefer of kicking into touch, but Cherry’s lineout modified into stolen.
Gregor Townsend’s aspect were still piling on the rigidity when Russell modified into sent off within the 71st minute after catching Dulin come the throat with his elbow as he attempted to fend off the tubby-aid.
Any hopes of one other gorgeous operate from France were undone interior two minutes when Baptiste Serin modified into yellow-carded and Scotland again opted to push for the strive as an different of going over the posts.
The rigidity modified into relentless and Scotland at final bought over after they stumbled on winger Van der Merwe on the left. Adam Hastings added the factors to round off a dramatic championship.