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‘One of the great Guinness Six Nations tries’ – Watch Van der Merwe light up Twickenham

Scotland made history with a third consecutive victory over England for the first time since 1972, but there was one moment in particular that really caught the eye.

Duhan van der Merwe received the ball from Kyle Steyn inside his own half, but instead of running towards his support or putting the ball into the air, Van der Merwe ran into space and immediately caused England problems.

Beating Joe Marchant and Ollie Chessum, he was in behind the England defensive line, but there was still a lot of work to do, with three more men back.

Van der Merwe at the double in memorable Scotland win

Van der Merwe is known for his power more than his agility, but he proved when stepping around first Jack van Poortvliet and then Freddie Steward that he has plenty more strings to his bow than merely brute force.

With four England players beaten already, Van der Merwe was now just seven metres from the line, with only Alex Dombrandt able to stop him.

England’s No.8 was unable to do so thanks to the Scotland winger’s hand off and he dived over the line in front of a stunned Twickenham Stadium.

Van der Merwe surprised himself with world-beating first try

It will go down as one of the greatest ever tries in not just Calcutta Cup history, but Guinness Six Nations history.

And incredibly he did not stop there, scoring past a handful of defenders in the second half to seal an historic second Championship consecutive win for Scotland on English soil – a feat not achieved since 1909, when Twickenham Stadium was still just a cabbage patch.