Wayne Pivac over the moon after Wales topped Six Nations champions | Rugby Union Information

Wayne Pivac over the moon after Wales crowned Six Nations champions | Rugby Union News

Wales win the 2021 Six Nations title after France fall brief in in Paris as they’re crushed 27-23 by Scotland

Final Up to date: 27/03/21 12:31am

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac

Wales claimed the Six Nations title after France misplaced 27-23 to Scotland in Paris on Friday evening.

Les Bleus required a bonus-point victory and a profitable margin of no less than 21 factors from Friday night’s rearranged conflict with the Scots to grab the title however they fell brief.

The end in Paris was welcome information for the Welsh, who claimed Championship glory for the second time in three years.

Wayne Pivac’s males had been pressured to attend an extra six days to find their destiny after the heartbreak of Saturday’s last-gasp 32-30 defeat at Stade de France denied them a Grand Slam.

Pivac informed BBC Sport: “What a event it has been and, from a Welsh viewpoint, we’re over the moon. We’re very blissful to have gained the championship.

“It is a disgrace we could not have carried out it collectively as a gaggle final week. We felt we did fairly a bit within the recreation to win it but it surely wasn’t to be.

“It does not take away from the very fact quite a lot of arduous work has been carried out and we have come out on prime of the factors desk and gained the event.”

Wales’ success marked a exceptional turnaround for head coach Pivac, who confronted questions on his future having completed fifth in final yr’s Six Nations.

Wales gained simply three of 10 Exams in 2020 and have been unfancied forward of the event.

However, after edging previous the 14 males of each Eire and Scotland, a 40-24 success over deposed champions England and a routine win towards Italy have been in the end sufficient to carry off the problem of Fabien Galthie’s gifted French aspect.

Pivac, who succeeded fellow New Zealander Warren Gatland following the 2019 World Cup, stated: “We’re clearly very proud of how issues are getting into our camp and we have constructed properly by the competitors.

“Some nice rugby has been performed on this event and it’s thrilling instances for all involved.”

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