Wales, Six Nations champion after France fell to Scotland

The Welsh players, in the previous match against France.

The rugby team of Welsh champion of the Six nations after the victory achieved this Friday by that of Scotland before that of France in Saint-Denis (23-27) thanks to a test with the time fulfilled in the match that was pending to resolve the tournament.

After beat the Welsh 32-30 six days ago, Fabien Galthie’s team arrived at this match of the third day against Scotland (postponed in its day by covid-19) with mathematical options to achieve the title, although for this they needed to win with a 21-point advantage and also obtain a bonus for Rehearsals against a team that this year was able to win at Twickenham against England (6-11) and that was proposed from the beginning to finish the tournament in style.

Aware of their needs, XV del Gallo took little time to get ahead on the scoreboard (3-0) thanks to a penalty shot scored by Romain Ntamack in the eighth minute.

But the dream began to fade with a rehearsal by Duhan van der Merwe transformed by Finn Russell in the 14th minute and a punishing hit of this one in 18 to put a 3-10 on the Stade de France scoreboard.

France continued to press and managed to turn the electronic with another punishment blow from Ntamack (m.27) and a test by Brice Dulin transformed by that in 36 to set 10-13 with which the break was reached.

Shortly after starting the second part (m.45) France again dreamed of the feat with an essay by Damian Penaud that placed it with +8 (18-10).

But the Scots were not for the work and managed to regain command with a punishment blow from Russell (m.52) and a trial by David Cherry transformed by Russell himself (m.61), who ended up being expelled in the absence of 10 minutes.

Swan Rebbadj rehearsed for France immediately after to put the 23-20 to at least try to say goodbye to the tournament with triumph, but the French could do little more against a brave Scottish team that searched until their last breath for their third victory and that achieved with the time already fulfilled (m.85) thanks to an essay by Duhan van der Merwe that rewarded the persistence and the Scottish faith and that was transformed by Adam Hastings for the final 23-27.

Thus, the XV of the Welsh Dragon wins the title two years after the last time. Wales finished the tournament with 20 points, the result of four victories and only one defeat, which they conceded against France (second at the end with 16) and that deprived them of their thirteenth Grand Slam in the Six Nations.


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