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Saturday 16 March 2019, 1:00pm EDT

England v Scotland

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  • ConversionGeorge Ford
  • FT
  • TRY!George Ford
  • ConversionGreig Laidlaw
  • TRY!Sam Johnson
  • ConversionGreig Laidlaw
  • TRY!Finn Russell
  • TRY!Darcy Graham
  • ConversionFinn Russell
  • TRY!Magnus Bradbury
  • TRY!Darcy Graham
  • HT
  • ConversionFinn Russell
  • TRY!Stuart McInally
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
  • TRY!Jonny May
  • Penalty GoalOwen Farrell
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
  • TRY!Joe Launchbury
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
  • TRY!Tom Curry
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
  • TRY!Jack Nowell
  • KO


Match Stats
Player Stats
Defenders beaten
Clean breaks
Turnovers conceded
Turnovers won
Missed tackles
England T C P
15 Elliot Daly 0 0 0
14 Jack Nowell 1 0 0
13 Henry Slade 0 0 0
12 Manu Tuilagi 0 0 0
11 Jonny May 1 0 0
10 Owen Farrell 0 4 1
9 Ben Youngs 0 0 0
1 Ben Moon 0 0 0
2 Jamie George 0 0 0
3 Kyle Sinckler 0 0 0
4 Joe Launchbury 1 0 0
5 George Kruis 0 0 0
6 Mark Wilson 0 0 0
7 Tom Curry 1 0 0
8 Billy Vunipola 0 0 0
16 Luke Cowan-Dickie 0 0 0
17 Ellis Genge 0 0 0
18 Dan Cole 0 0 0
19 Brad Shields 0 0 0
20 Nathan Hughes 0 0 0
21 Ben Spencer 0 0 0
22 George Ford 1 1 0
23 Ben Te'o 0 0 0
Scotland T C P
15 Sean Maitland 0 0 0
14 Darcy Graham 2 0 0
13 Nick Grigg 0 0 0
12 Sam Johnson 1 0 0
11 Byron McGuigan 0 0 0
10 Finn Russell 1 2 0
9 Ali Price 0 0 0
1 Allan Dell 0 0 0
2 Stuart McInally 1 0 0
3 WP Nel 0 0 0
4 Ben Toolis 0 0 0
5 Grant Gilchrist 0 0 0
6 Sam Skinner 0 0 0
7 Hamish Watson 0 0 0
8 Magnus Bradbury 1 0 0
16 Fraser Brown 0 0 0
17 Gordon Reid 0 0 0
18 Simon Berghan 0 0 0
19 Jonny Gray 0 0 0
20 Josh Strauss 0 0 0
21 Greig Laidlaw 0 2 0
22 Adam Hastings 0 0 0
23 Chris Harris 0 0 0


Six Nations

2 England 83 18
5 Scotland 70 9
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  • That brings the curtain down then on what has been another brilliant Guinness Six Nations championship. It’s Wales who have emerged as victors, winning the Grand Slam in emphatic fashion today, while Scotland almost delivered one of the upsets of the tournament too. All six sides will now switch focus to the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year – so until then, thank you for joining us and have a great weekend!
  • Gregor Townsend’s side came so close to making history there, to picking up a first Test win at the home of English rugby since 1983, but they were just held at the final hurdle. Full credit to Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw and company for responding to their dismal first-half showing; they’ve proven they can show their stuff on the biggest stage when the occasion calls for it.
  • FULL-TIME: England 38-38 Scotland. What a game of rugby union that was! The spoils are shared in one of the most pulse-pounding games of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations as Scotland fought back from 31-0 down to lead by seven points with 80 minutes played before England snatched a draw four minutes after the clock went red to save some face after an almighty collapse. Twickenham hasn’t seen many like this. At full-time, it finishes England 38-38 Scotland.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 38-38 Scotland. Ford knocks the extras over with the last kick of the game – England have snatched a draw in the most dramatic of circumstances!
  • Try
    TRY: England 36-38 Scotland. Ford for the hosts! After all those phases, England are in with the half-back spotting the gap and nipping through to slide in under the sticks. The hosts need a conversion to salvage a draw.
  • England have penalty advantage too following an attempted steal at the ruck. They’re mere yards away, with the best part of a dozen phases in the bag.
  • A late penalty to England now which Ford puts deep into touch. The hosts will have an attacking line-out around 10m out on the right wing.
  • England try the short-kick off, and win possession from the line-out – but Genge knocks on trying to find the offload near the 22! Scotland are happy to blast that ball downfield, as far away as possible.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 31-38 Scotland. There is absolute bedlam on the Scottish bench and among the visiting coaching staff. Laidlaw adds the extras to make it a converted try gap between the two sides.
  • Try
    TRY: England 31-36 Scotland. Johnson with the run! The centre makes the break, steps around the last few defenders and crashes in beneath the posts! Scotland lead with less than five minutes on the clock!
  • A Scotland scrum spawns a quick exchange of possession and suddenly Scotland are on the attack! It comes as Vunipola loses the ball and the visitors strike fast.
  • Youngs puts a box kick deep and Hastings, recently arrived for Maitland, calls for the mark. Time is running out for either side to find a winner in this topsy-turvy encounter.
  • Laidlaw spins the pass forward virtually from the base of the scrum however and now England get the head and feed.
  • The hosts concede a knock-on know inside their own half after Farrell is adjudged to have tipped a high ball forwards towards Slade. It’s the former’s last act too as he is replaced by Ford.
  • Laidlaw opts to stroke it towards goal, looking to give his side the lead, but he pushes it wide to the right and England instead drop out.
  • It’s a penalty against Farrell for a late hit and nothing more. It’s a fair decision and neither side will feel particularly hard done by with that call.
  • Farrell attempts to charge down a Graham box kick and the two crumple upon impact a fraction after the latter gets the ball away. The TMO is going to have a look at the incident, though it appears to be more accidental than malicious.
  • May catches a short box kick from Farrell and both sides begin another exchange of punts for territory. Scotland are in an absolutely ferocious mood right now.
  • Boos ring around Twickenham after Scotland are allowed to play advantage after an apparent knock-on from Bradbury. The kick down the wing on the subsequent phase runs dead however and England have a defensive line-out just ahead of their own 22.
  • Slade tries to squirrel away down the right wing but slips into touch as he looks to evade the Scottish defence. The visitors have the wind in their sails, and a historic win in their sights.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 31-31 Scotland. My oh my. We are all square at Twickenham. What a turn of events. Eddie Jones will be absolutely livid as Laidlaw adds the extras.
  • Try
    TRY: England 31-29 Scotland. Interception from Russell! He picks out an ordinary England pass and tears away! The half-back slides in under the sticks and Scotland are a conversion away from tying this game level in stunning fashion!
  • Laidlaw is now on for kicking duties and he misses the kick. There's just a converted try in it now.
  • Try
    TRY: England 31-24 Scotland. What a response this is from Gregor Townsend’s side – and what a disaster it has become for Eddie Jones! England overcommit to the maul in defence and Russell and Maitland combine to send it from left to right in a flash with an overhead pass. Graham is the man on the end and he rolls in at the corner.
  • Grigg almost vanishes through a gap in midfield towards open space for Scotland and only a well-timed ankle tap brings him down. England then concede a penalty for coming in at the side however and the visitors make easy metres downfield.
  • England look to bounce back immediately through a weaving Tuilagi run, only for Vunipola to put a simple follow-up pass to ground cheaply. Scrum to Scotland.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 31-19 Scotland. Russell makes no mistake this time and adds the extras. What a spell for Scotland! England look a little bit rattled by that one-two sucker punch combo.
  • Try
    TRY: England 31-17 Scotland. They’re in again! Brilliant work from the visitors as Price hooks up a chip-and-chase, recovering his own ball before offloading to Bradbury in support for the number eight to crash over.
  • Russell can’t hook the conversion between the posts and it sails wide to the left.
  • Try
    TRY: England 31-12 Scotland. The visitors get their second! It’s been a more composed start to the second half from Scotland and they get a just reward on the back of some lovely darting play, with Graham tiptoeing over in the left corner.
  • Play is currently paused for Dell to get some treatment in back play, with what appears to be a leg issue. Reid meanwhile has arrived for Scotland.
  • The last time the hosts lost to their visitors from the north of the border at this ground? 1983. It looks like Scotland will have to keep on waiting to break that barren run too.
  • We’re back underway at Twickenham for the second half. Will England continue their rout or can Scotland claw some further dignity back?
  • Take away Stuart McInally’s chargedown try and the visitors would have nothing to show for a half of rugby rather deserving of that. Scotland were missing in action for the first quarter of that match.
  • HALF-TIME: England 31-7 Scotland. It’s almost been a point-a-minute bonanza at Twickenham with England running rampant for the most part over a shell-shocked Scotland side in rather impressive fashion. Eddie Jones’ side may have missed out on the Guinness Six Nations title but they are more than serving of a feast of rugby union. At half-time, it’s England 31-7 Scotland.
  • Price fails to find touch! England race back downfield on the back of a May break and almost find a fifth try before the ball squirts out of Kruis’ grip to end the opening 40 minutes.
  • The hosts try the short maul again but can’t find a way past the Scotland defence and spread it wide to the left instead. There, a turnover for the visitors gives them the penalty that should see out the half.
  • Curry is taken out without the ball on the attack by a defender and England have a penalty to give themselves an attacking line-out mere feet away from the Scottish try-line.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 31-7 Scotland. Russell adds the extras from almost straight in front.
  • Try
    TRY: England 31-5 Scotland. Chargedown! Against the run of play, Scotland are in for their first try! McInally makes the move inside his own half to block Farrell’s kick and then chases it down to race away downfield and slip in next to the posts. Something out of nothing from the hooker.
  • Nowell is continuing to terrorise Scotland’s defence and he outstrips three defenders before punting inside for himself to chase. Watson just beats him to it and Maitland smothers the clearing kick out upfield.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 31-0 Scotland. Farrell adds the extras once again. Not to say that they’ll steamroller every team in Japan, but this is some gauntlet to throw down by England.
  • Try
    TRY: England 29-0 Scotland. End-to-end stuff for the hosts’ bonus point try! Scotland cough up their line-out with a handling error and May tears off down to halfway. An offload back to the visitors is followed by a quickfire penalty to the hosts and the winger finishes off a speedy break by Slade to bring up a fourth touchdown of the game.
  • With ball in hand and outside of their own half for the first time, Scotland look to make the most of their attacking chance and pick up a penalty following a late hit from Genge.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: England 24-0 Scotland. Farrell makes no mistake and stretches the lead once more.
  • Watson is now penalised for not releasing in the tackle and England opt to go for the posts 15m or so directly in front of them.
  • Price gets the ball out of the back of the ruck and kicks for distance to take the pressure off but the England attack is relentless, cruising back towards the Scotland half with Daly and May showcasing their pace.
  • No try! The call is that the Youngs knocked on in a first attempt to touch down before successfully grounding the ball on the second occasion. Scotland survive and get a defensive scrum.
  • Are England in for a fourth try before we’ve even reached the quarter mark of this match? Youngs reckons he’s got the ball down in the right corner following a foot race on the back of a Nowell kick but the TMO will have a look.
  • Gregor Townsend has been beset by his fair share of selection problems but there are shades of the 61-21 thrashing handed out by England at Twickenham two years ago in the air right now. He’s got to get the message out there to steady the ship.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 21-0 Scotland. Farrell’s got his magic boots on by the looks of things as he slots another corker of a kick from out wide on the right.
  • Try
    TRY: England 19-0 Scotland. There’s more points on the board than minutes for England! A drive through a gaping defensive hole by Sinckler leaves the Scottish line in a mess and Launchbury capitalises by crashing over on the next phase.
  • Some excellent box kick work from the hosts pins Scotland back on their own try-line and the clearing kick hands England an attacking line-out on the opposition 22.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 14-0 Scotland. Farrell nails the touchline conversion, sweetly striking it between the sticks once more. This has been an excellent start from the hosts. 
  • Try
    TRY: England 12-0 Scotland. It’s an easy score for the hosts to get their second try! From another penalty, Farrell drills the ball into touch for a five metre line-out and Curry simply drives over with the subsequent maul.
  • The game is resumed with a Scottish scrum, from which Russell drills the ball into touch halfway down the left wing. England respond with a strong defensive maul and then hook a box kick long before picking up a penalty as they win a turnover through Curry.
  • Play has come to a pause now for Moon to receive some quick medical attention after what looked to be a head knock in the tackle. Genge will come on to replace him.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: England 7-0 Scotland. Farrell curls the extras just inside the near post to strengthen his side’s early lead.
  • Try
    TRY: England 5-0 Scotland. Well that didn’t take long! 67 seconds into the game and England cross the whitewash for the first try! It’s a fast-paced sliding attack from left to right with Slade finding Nowell with a last offload, which the winger then takes back inside three defenders with a darting run. Sublime stuff!
  • England kick us off and we are underway in the final game of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations!
  • The teams are out at Twickenham ahead of kick-off.
  • Excluding games against Italy, Scotland have lost 37 of 39 away games in the Guinness Six Nations, including each of their last 17.
  • Replacements: Fraser Brown, Gordon Reid, Simon Berghan, Jonny Gray, Josh Strauss, Greig Laidlaw, Adam Hastings, Chris Harris.
  • Scotland: Sean Maitland, Darcy Graham, Nick Grigg, Sam Johnson, Byron McGuigan, Finn Russell, Ali Price; Allan Dell, Stuart McInally, Willem Nel, Ben Toolis, Grant Gilchrist, Sam Skinner, Hamish Watson, Magnus Bradbury.
  • Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ellis Genge, Dan Cole, Brad Shields, Nathan Hughes, Ben Spencer, George Ford, Ben Te’o.
  • England: Elliot Daly, Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May, Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Ben Moon, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Joe Launchbury, George Kruis, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.
  • There’s four changes from England for their final game, though the headline news is that last week’s man-of-the-match Joe Cokanasiga. Meanwhile, Scotland make six swaps, with Sean Maitland and Hamish Watson among the new faces.
  • The hosts will be determined to lay down another marker with Japan on the horizon, though they will expect a stern test in the shape of Gregor Townsend’s side. Scotland have failed to fire thanks to some serious injuries in this tournament – but they too will be looking to finish with a flourish.
  • What could have been an outside shot at championship glory is ultimately only a dead rubber for Eddie Jones’ men after Wales romped to a Grand Slam with a 25-7 demolition of Ireland in Cardiff – but that doesn’t mean England will be slacking off ahead of the World Cup later this year.
  • It’s the final game of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations as England host Scotland at Twickenham in London.
  • Hello and welcome to today’s Guinness Six Nations live commentary. Check back closer to kick-off for minute-by-minute updates!

Live Match Centre – England v Scotland