Six Nations: Duhan van der Merwe ‘still can’t believe’ he scored THAT wonder try against England

Dylan Coetzee
Duhan van der Merwe Six Nations: Scotland's Duhan van der Merwe scores against England

Scotland speedster Duhan van der Merwe admits that he “can’t believe” he scored that wonder try against England last weekend in the Six Nations.

Van der Merwe crossed for a brace en route to Scotland’s impressive 29-23 victory over England at Twickenham in Round One.

The triumph was Scotland’s third in a row against their arch rivals as they retained the Calcutta Cup with a brilliant performance.

Try of the season contender

The moment that will be remembered will be his stunning 50+ metre solo try that saw the Scot beat five defenders on his way to the try-line.

The winger admits to giggling when he re-watched his try and is absolutely delighted with how everything played out.

“I’ve obviously seen it a couple of times,” he told BBC Sport. “I still can’t believe I’ve done that.

“I giggle when I watch it, but obviously for me personally it’s my best try I’ve ever scored. Looking back at it, just absolutely buzzing.”

Confident squad

When asked if Scotland can go all the way, Van der Merwe claimed the team’s focus is on each week but also highlighted the belief within the squad.

“We have to take it game by game,” he said. “We have to focus on Wales this weekend.

“But also we believe that we can go and beat every single team out there because we’re a really, really tight group and we play for each other. So why not?”

Scotland has become infamous for starting well in the Six Nations and tailing off. Gregor Townsend’s men will be looking to buck the trend when they welcome Wales to Murrayfield this weekend.

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