Wigan Warriors' Escare sparkles in France triumph

Morgan Escare bagged a 20-point haul as France were crowned champions in the 2018 European Championship with a 28-10 victory over a spirited Scotland in Carcassonne.

Sunday, 11th November 2018, 8:40 am
Updated Monday, 12th November 2018, 10:15 am
Morgan Escare scored 20 points

Wigan full-back Escare scored two tries and six goals from as many attempts.

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Theo Fages and Anthony Marion were France’s other tryscorers while winger Davey Dixon’s spectacular finish kept the Bravehearts in touch at half-time, when they trailed 14-4.

Scotland, led by forward Oliver Wilkes on the 500th appearance of his career, were in danger of collapsing when their hosts extended their lead to 28-4 after 65 minutes but they battled strongly to the end and were rewarded with a late try from Craig Robertson, which was converted by Oscar Thomas.