In pictures: Scotland party like it’s 1999 after beating France in rugby’s Six Nations

He might have spent ten minutes of the game in the sin bin, but Hawick’s Stuart Hogg still managed to lead Scotland to victory against France in rugby’s Six Nations tonight, March 26.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 10:29 pm
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 11:05 pm
Scotland's Stuart Hogg celebrates with team-mates after beating France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images)

The French had hopes of winning the championship outright but instead they ended up second best at the Stade de France, north of Paris, leaving their visitors to party like it was 1999, that being the last time the Dark Blues had beaten les Bleus in France, and gifting the championship to Wales.

Their 27-23 victory left Gregor Townsend’s side in fourth place in the Six Nations table, level with Ireland on 15 points.

Hogg, 28, was the only Borderer left on the field by the end as fellow ex-Hawick players Rory Sutherland and Darcy Graham went off in the second half.

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Scotland's Duhan van der Merwe scores the winning try at the end of the Six Nations rugby union tournament match between France and Scotland on March 26, 2021, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images)

Here’s how the game went in photos …

And if you want to see some familiar faces from years gone by such as Roy and Greig Laidlaw, Chris Paterson, Michael Dods and, erm, Gregor Townsend getting the better of the French too, check out …

Scotland players celebrate victory after their Guinness Six Nations Rugby championship match against France (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
Stuart Hogg reacts as Scotland score the winning try at the end of the Six Nations rugby union tournament match between France and his side on March 26, 2021, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images)
French hooker Julien Marchand being tackled by Rory Sutherland during the Six Nations rugby union tournament match between France and Scotland on March 26, 2021, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images)
Gael Fickou trying to evade Scotland's Stuart Hogg and Darcy Graham at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, tonight (Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images)
Stuart Hogg celebrates after Scotland scored the winning try at the end of the Six Nations rugby union tournament match between his side and the French at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris (Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images)
Gael Fickou being tackled by Stuart Hogg and Darcy Graham (Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images)
France wing Gael Fickou being tackled by Scotland flanker Jamie Ritchie tonight (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images)
Stuart Hogg passes the ball during the Six Nations rugby union tournament match between France and Scotland on March 26, 2021, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris (Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images)
Darcy Graham seeking to evade Virimi Vakatawa during the Six Nations rugby union tournament match between France and Scotland on March 26, 2021, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images)
Stuart Hogg trying to get past Charles Ollivon tonight at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images)