WATCH: Scotland’s Duhan van der Merwe produces STAGGERING finish in Six Nations clash with Italy
Scotland wing Duhan van der Merwe added to his highlights reel with a stunning try against Italy in the Six Nations on Super Saturday.
After starting the competition with an unbelievable solo try against England, Van der Merwe finished with another impressive score.
The hosts were pressurising inside the opposition’s 22 when the Scottish powerhouse received the ball out wide with little space to work with.
However, Van der Merwe showed that he is not just about brute strength by finishing superbly in the corner, getting the ball down before his foot went into touch.
🚀 Duhan van der Merwe goes AIRBORNE!
🙌 An UNREAL finish from the winger. #GuinnessSixNations #SCOvITA pic.twitter.com/z2IouIpmrk
— Planet Rugby (@PlanetRugby) March 18, 2023
It was an outstanding piece of skill from the wing, who continued his fine Six Nations. He was their most dangerous player in the opening two rounds, scoring that aforementioned try against England before starring against Wales.
Van der Merwe made over 100 metres in both matches, but it was that effort in the Calcutta Cup clash which will particularly live long in the memory.
Just WOW 🤯
Take a bow @duhanvdmerwe, that was sublime!#GuinnessSixNations | #ENGvSCO pic.twitter.com/LDPDQmroxS
— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 4, 2023
After a slow start in the Super Saturday encounter, with the Italians going ahead via a Tommaso Allan three-pointer, that try provided a much-needed boost.
The Azzurri would go back in front from the restart as Allan was on target once again off the tee, but the hosts would take a lead into the interval.
Gregor Townsend’s men continually pressurised the opposition set-piece, resulting in a string of penalties and subsequently a yellow card for Marco Riccioni.
With the tighthead prop off the field, that opened the space away from the scrum, and Blair Kinghorn benefited as he went over and gave Scotland a 12-6 buffer at the break.
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