Scotland wing Duhan van der Merwe has surpassed a 21-year-old Six Nations record set by legendary Irishman Brian O’Driscoll.
According to Opta‘s statistics, O’Driscoll beat a record 30 defenders in a single Six Nations campaign in 2000, but Van der Merwe bested that tally in the recently concluded tournament when he beat 31 defenders in the five Tests they played.
31 – Duhan van der Merwe beat 31 defenders in this year’s Six Nations, surpassing Brian O’Driscoll’s record for the most in a single edition of the Six Nations (30), which he set in 2000. Unstoppable. pic.twitter.com/Bpt4nqpcKv
— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) March 27, 2021
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