25-year-old South African scores twice in historic win for Scotland!
Duhan van der Merwe, born and raised in George, Southern Cape, scored two tries for Scotland in their historic Six Nations win over France on Friday night, including the winner, scored in the last seconds.
This was Scotland’s first first win at the Stade de France since 1999.
Planet Rugby reported: Van der Merwe’s power and pace on the wing has given Scotland a new dimension. His last-minute winner rounded off a brilliant first Six Nations for the young man.”
Van der Merwe qualified for Scotland through the three year residency rule and made his international debut for the Scots against Georgia on 23 October 2020, scoring a try.
He was named after Irish folk musician Johnny Duhan after the family spent time in Ireland.