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Van der Merwe's Wonderful Solo Essay
To respond to Max Malins' try, Scotland had to go back on the attack.
On his 50 meters, van der Merwe recovers the ball then pierces all the English defense.
The colossus passed stealthily by Montpellier (2016-2017) then plays Stewart, Van Poortvliet then Dombrandt to register a magnificent test as a soloist.
There is no doubt that this achievement will be among the finest at the end of the Tournament...
The Scots, without panicking
The match seemed very badly embarked for the XV of the thistle.
Finn Russell's teammates ended the first act badly before being punished as soon as they returned from the locker room by the power of Genge.
The break is made for the English who seem to take the psychological advantage before White registers a try and Russell passes a new penalty.
The Scots come back to a point, again suffer the English assaults but will register a try by Duhan van der Merwe.
At the very end of the match, Scotland will give everything in the battle to avoid conceding a try.
A risky English defense
The English succeeded, offensively, in setting fire to the Scottish defence.
The proof, Marcus Smith's teammates scored three tries.
But defensively, the XV of the rose suffered.
On the first Scottish try, the defense slips but forgets to cover the bottom of the field.
On the personal exploit of van der Merwe, nearly four tackles are missed.
During White's test, Curry misses his tackle, which is rare enough to underline it but so symbolic of the English failure in this sector.
Finally, on the last try, the English three-quarters slide badly and cannot prevent van der Merwe from scoring.
Sione Tuipulotu escapes Marcus Smith and is recaptured with difficulty by George.
English three-quarters not successful
Max Malins is an isolated case.
The Saracens winger scored two tries and was clean in open play.
For Owen Farrell, the match was more difficult.
Little to inspire offensively, the English taulier let slip 4 points at the foot.
Joe Marchant, the future player of Stade Français, was very little seen while Ollie Hassell-Collins, for his first selection, did not really weigh.
Freddie Steward was not unworthy but was at fault on van der Merwe's try.