'The best aerial finish I've ever seen in my life'- Van der Merwe scores stunner
By Rugby Onslaught

‘The best aerial finish I’ve ever seen in my life’- Van der Merwe scores stunner

Acrobatic finishes are not something that 106kg, 6ft 4in, Scotland winger Duhan van der Merwe is known for necessarily, but he changed that on Saturday at Murrayfield.

The South African born No11 is more familiar with taking the direct route to the try line, but he opted for the aerial route to open the scoring against Italy in round five of the Guinness Six Nations in Edinburgh, and he proved he is just as adept scoring that way as well.

The 27-year-old scored a try in the corner which initially looked like he was easily in touch. It was only once it went to the TMO that we saw he managed to keep his entire body in the air despite every part of his body, except his ball carrying hand, was over the line.

In fact, it was such a good try that Chris Patterson labelled it the ‘best aerial finish I’ve ever seen in my life’.

Take a look at the try:

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