Mar 17, 2018
Eight Sarries involved in final Six Nations weekend
Sean Maitland and Liam Williams both scored as Scotland and Wales picked up wins on the final weekend of the Six Nations.
New Zealand-born Maitland slid over for the Scots’ third against Italy to put them in touching distance of the Azzurri before a late Greig Laidlaw penalty secured a narrow 29-27 victory in Rome.
After Francois Trinh-Duc’s drop goal put France into a very early lead, Wales capitalised from the restart with Williams punishing the French 10’s hesitance, collecting and dotting down in the corner.
Warren Gatland’s men went into half-time with a slender advantage and held on to earn second place in the table.
Elsewhere, England’s Saracens sextet were involved in a defeat to Ireland at Twickenham.
With Eddie Jones’ side 14-0 down, Owen Farrell – on his 50th start for his country – put a cute dab through for Elliot Daly to score.
The Irish furthered their lead through another first-half try and efforts from Daly and Jonny May couldn’t scupper their Grand Slam party on St. Patrick’s Day.