Welsh head coaches Wayne Pivack and Dan Biggar celebrate after England lost in February. Photo / photo game
France made a final effort to beat Scotland 27–23, giving Wales the title of six countries on Saturday.
France had the game in hand, 23–20 in extra time, but full-back Bryce Dulin did not let the ball touch him with a convincing win if he did.
The Scots exerted tremendous pressure on 22 stages and left-hander Duhan van der Merwe flew to the left corner for his second try of the evening in the 85th minute, Scotland’s first win in Paris since 1999.
Eleven years after the final tournament victory, France needed to win four times bonus points and a profit margin of 21 points in the final of the tournament at an empty Stade de France.
The Frenchman got three attempts, but also gave up points and possession and finished second again like last year.
France won their last attempt at the last weekend to win the Grand Slam – ironically for Dolin – at the Stade de France, but Wayne Pivac’s reactivated unit eventually won a second title in three years.
Pivac, who previously ran to Fiji, Auckland and North Harbor, told The Telegraph that today’s result made up for last weekend’s big disappointment.
“We’re very happy that we won the championship,” Pivack said. “It’s just a shame that we didn’t make it as a group last week.”
“We don’t want to talk too much about it, but we felt like we did a lot in this game. It shouldn’t have happened, but it doesn’t change the fact. It took a lot of hard work and we won the tournament.”
“The victory in Scotland reminded me a lot of our game against France on the map and with people coming and going. It had it all and it was a great game. “
Given that Wales finished fifth in the Six Nations last year and only won three Test matches in 2020, this year’s victory is a notable change in Pivac’s favor.
“We are satisfied with the way we went to the warehouse and thank you for the competition.” [Scotland coach] Gregor [Townsend] Since the World Championship – I want to congratulate him on his performance to help him win the championship. “”
Another exciting game on Saturday ended with 14 players on each side for the closing stages.
Scotland’s top five, Finn Russell, was shown the red card and Serine, a replacement center-Baptiste, was later ambushed to tarnish Scotland’s mole.
The cards came too late to make any serious difference where the title ended.
But entering Scotland, led by coach Gregor Townsend, deserved a win against the French side affected by the weight of positive expectations and drawn on the careless mistakes of the past few years.
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