Wayne Pivac was delighted to see Wales take the Six Nations title after Scotland’s victory in France

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Welsh head coach Wayne Pivac praises the quality of rugby and the excitement of this year’s Six Nations after watching his side finally be crowned champions.

  • Wales was crowned Six Nations champions after Scotland beat France 27-23
  • Wayne Pivac’s side watched as France failed to reach their total
  • The Welsh coach praised his hard work and the quality of rugby this year
  • Wales nearly sealed the Grand Slam last week, but lost dramatically in France

Wales was crowned Six Nations champions on Friday night after Scotland defeated France in Paris for a sixth title in 16 years.

A late attempt by Duhan van der Merwe – in the 85th minute – saw the Scots win for the first time since 1999 at the Stade de France.

It meant the French were far behind their goal of winning by 21 points to win the title against the Welsh, who they dramatically beat last week.

Wayne Pivac couldn’t hide his joy as Wales celebrated a Six Nations title on Friday night

Scotland's 27-23 victory in France secured Wales a second Six Nations title in two years

Scotland's 27-23 victory in France secured Wales a second Six Nations title in two years

Scotland’s 27-23 victory in France secured Wales a second Six Nations title in two years

Wales boss Wayne Pivac was delighted that his party won the Six Nations – albeit a week late.

“We are very happy to have won the championship,” he told the BBC. ‘It’s a shame we couldn’t have done it as a group last week.

“It’s been a great time for Gregor Townsend since the World Cup as Scotland coach – I want to congratulate him on his performance in helping us win the championship.

‘There has been great rugby in this tournament – these are exciting times for everyone involved. Were very happy. We built the entire game. ‘

Pivac said it was a shame Wales couldn't finish the job last week when they played against France

Pivac said it was a shame Wales couldn't finish the job last week when they played against France

Pivac said it was a shame Wales couldn’t finish the job last week when they played against France

On the game itself, in which Scottish fly-half Finn Russell was sent off, Pivac added: ‘It was a great game, wasn’t it? It reminded me of last week with the cards, people coming and going, penalties and missed opportunities. What a tournament it has been.

‘We don’t want to talk too much about last week, but we felt we did quite a bit in that game to win it. It should not be as a game.

It doesn’t take away from all the hard work. We have reached the top of the points table and have won the tournament. ‘

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