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Saturday 24 February 2018, 11:45am EST

Scotland v England

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  • FT
  • Penalty GoalFinn Russell
  • Yellow CardSam Underhill
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
  • TRY!Owen Farrell
  • HT
  • ConversionGreig Laidlaw
  • TRY!Huw Jones
  • TRY!Sean Maitland
  • Penalty GoalOwen Farrell
  • ConversionGreig Laidlaw
  • TRY!Huw Jones
  • Penalty GoalOwen Farrell
  • Penalty GoalGreig Laidlaw
  • KO


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Defenders beaten
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Turnovers conceded
Turnovers won
Missed tackles
Scotland T C P
15 Stuart Hogg 0 0 0
14 Tommy Seymour 0 0 0
13 Huw Jones 2 0 0
12 Peter Horne 0 0 0
11 Sean Maitland 1 0 0
10 Finn Russell 0 0 1
9 Greig Laidlaw 0 2 1
1 Gordon Reid 0 0 0
2 Stuart McInally 0 0 0
3 Simon Berghan 0 0 0
4 Grant Gilchrist 0 0 0
5 Jonny Gray 0 0 0
6 John Barclay 0 0 0
7 Hamish Watson 0 0 0
8 Ryan Wilson 0 0 0
16 Scott Lawson 0 0 0
17 Jamie Bhatti 0 0 0
18 WP Nel 0 0 0
19 Tim Swinson 0 0 0
20 David Denton 0 0 0
21 Ali Price 0 0 0
22 Nick Grigg 0 0 0
23 Blair Kinghorn 0 0 0
England T C P
15 Mike Brown 0 0 0
14 Anthony Watson 0 0 0
13 Jonathan Joseph 0 0 0
12 Owen Farrell 1 1 2
11 Jonny May 0 0 0
10 George Ford 0 0 0
9 Danny Care 0 0 0
1 Mako Vunipola 0 0 0
2 Dylan Hartley 0 0 0
3 Dan Cole 0 0 0
4 Joe Launchbury 0 0 0
5 Maro Itoje 0 0 0
6 Courtney Lawes 0 0 0
7 Chris Robshaw 0 0 0
8 Nathan Hughes 0 0 0
16 Jamie George 0 0 0
17 Joe Marler 0 0 0
18 Harry Williams 0 0 0
19 George Kruis 0 0 0
20 Sam Underhill 0 0 0
21 Richard Wigglesworth 0 0 0
22 Ben Te'o 0 0 0
23 Jack Nowell 0 0 0


Six Nations

3 Scotland 74 13
5 England 83 10
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  • The 2018 NatWest 6 Nations looked like it was heading to the final weekend at Twickenham between England and Ireland - but a wonderful Scotland has blown it wide open! Eddie Jones' men trail Joe Schmidt's side by five points heading into week four and Gregor Townsend's men have hauled themselves into third too to put themselves into the mix, as well as claiming the Calcutta Cup for the first time in ten years. What a weekend of rugby; until the next time, thank you for joining us and have a good week!
  • Te'o spreads it wide to the right - and Watson knocks on! That's the game as Nigel Owens blows the full-time whistle; Scotland have pulled off a fantastic victory against the odds at Murrayfield to reclaim the Calcutta Cup for the first time in a decade and end England's hopes of a Grand Slam in the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations! Full-time, it finishes Scotland 25-13 England!
  • The hosts are in no hurry to form the line-out and though England reclaim it 40m out in their own half, they are unable to get through. The clock goes red with the visitors in midfield on their seventh phase; Scotland have won but can their opponents finish with a flourish?
  • Scotland get the penalty on their own try-line! England fail to release as the hosts get around the tackle and the Calcutta Cup is heading north of the border!
  • Penalty advantage to England and a quick tap from Wigglesworth puts them within 10m of the Scottish line on the left.
  • England are back to 15 on the pitch - and with four minutes on the clock, are running out of time. May nearly slips the net on the left wing, 40m out, but Scotland's defenders mass around him and bring him to ground.
  • Scotland's line-out puts them England territory but their grubber on the right is gifted to Nowell and the visitors slowly work themselves out of their own half as Underhill prepares to return.
  • Delays at the scrum requires referee Owens to reset it twice as Scotland slow the game around and then the hosts get the penalty as they force the collapse.
  • It's another sprawling set of attack by England, but after 14 phases, they knock on in trying to play it at speed and Scotland get the scrum.
  • England win the line-out thanks to a great tip-back and Robshaw guides his side crossfield from left to right and back again as they try to find a way through the Scottish line.
  • England have a promising attack that takes them seven phases and 10m away from the Scottish try-line - and then they concede another soft penalty for failing to clear the ruck. The Grand Slam is rapidly slipping away from the visitors.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Scotland 25-13 England. Finn Russell gets the hosts' first points of the second half and makes it a 12-point lead that could be a bridge too far for England now.
  • Yellow Card
    England are down to 14 men! Sam Underhill is off with a yellow card for the next ten minutes and Scotland will take a shot at goal. This could be it for England.
  • Penalty to Scotland again now for a no-arms tackle on Bhatti by Underhill.
  • A nasty lower leg injury for Seymour now sees Blair Kinghorn take his place; Jack Nowell and Jamie George have also arrived at prop for England, plus Ben Te'o for George Ford, with Farrell moving to fly-half.
  • Now a penalty to Scotland as Lawes is deemed to have kicked the ball in the Scottish ruck; a cheap, soft concession that the hosts are happy to exploit.
  • Scrum to England and they immediately try to play a fast blindside action - but Care's pass is tipped forward by May and the winger groans in frustration.
  • Greig Laidlaw has played his part in this game; Ali Price is onto the field in his place.
  • Now Scotland are back into English territory, with a penalty and a scruffy line-out on the right than puts them on the 30m mark. Bhatti and Laidlaw lay down the markers before Russell's grubber is scooped up by Care out on the wing; the scrum-half finds touch two plays later.
  • Reid and Gilchrist are off for Scotland with Jamie Bhatti and Tim Swinson on as Scotland are let off by an England knock-on two phases after the line-out.
  • Sam Underhill is on for England now and his first contribution is a big one, earning a penalty as he keeps Barclay from releasing in the tackle. Scotland will have to defend a line-out 25m away from their own line.
  • Brown turns try-saver on Maitland as he puts the Scotland winger into touch just as he looks to have slipped the net on the left. Line-out to the visitors, 15m away from their own line.
  • No try! The decision is that Lawes knocked on in the tackle and Scotland get the scrum inside the England half.
  • Are England in here? Lawes lands a massive hit on Barclay and the ball goes sprawling out of the back just inside the visitors' half; Watson is fastest to respond and hacks downfield for Farrell to chase in front of Hogg. The centre gets there and touches down beneath the posts - but Nigel Owens wants a look upstairs.
  • Penalty to Scotland after Horne creates an overlap for Scotland who spark down the left wing and Mike Brown oversteps to cut him off, with Farrell deemed to have touched the ball in front of the kicker. Laidlaw will go for the corner rather for goal from 45m out.
  • Hogg's effort has the length but skews well wide to the right and England reclaim their own 22-mark restart, with Launchbury and Joseph making good metres after Care collects.
  • Interception by England! But they're brought back for a penalty to Scotland on halfway as referee Owens deems the prior tackle to have been collapsed by Hartley. Hogg will go for goal this time, 50m away.
  • Hogg gives Scotland a breather, putting a lovely kick downfield to pin England back in their own 20m area on the right and give the visitors a defensive line-out.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: Scotland 22-13 England. It's a quick tap conversion from Farrell to add the two and the visitors are already back in their own half awaiting the kick-off.
  • Try
    TRY: Scotland 22-11 England. The visitors get the try that they need! Owen Farrell, from a line-out, is the man who finishes off a slick set-piece that catches Gilchrist out in defence and gifts England a lifeline.
  • Scotland pull off a great steal and Hogg tries a chip away to clear; Brown collects and puts May away down the left wing who almost gets over in the corner before England lose the ball in the ruck on the ground.
  • We're back underway at Murrayfield; can England find the intensity they need to overcome this free-flowing Scottish side! Laidlaw returns the kick-off with a box kick and the visitors start driving down the blindside some 40m out through Courtney Lawes.
  • Who saw that coming? Scotland are well-deserving of their lead, having three tries to none against their opponents, and led by a wonderful Huw Jones in the centres. England are not out of this yet - Eddie Jones has boasted of his side's fitness levels in the lead-up to the game - but trailing a side on fire by 16 points, they face a massive task to keep their Grand Slam dreams alive in the second half. At half-time in this NatWest 6 Nations game, it's Scotland 22-6 England. 
  • England put a short kick-off up but the hosts collect, and after winding down the last few seconds, Russell pumps the ball out for the half-time whistle to cap off a fantastic Scotland showing in this NatWest 6 Nations match.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: Scotland 22-6 England. Laidlaw adds the extras to give the hosts an 16-point lead with a minute left on the clock in this first half.
  • Try
    TRY: Scotland 20-6 England. Huw Jones, take a bow! The Scotland centre is almost single-handedly sinking England's hopes of a Grand Slam as he snaffles a loose pass on halfway and goes 50m to score, tackled by Watson and just managing to reach over the line to ground the ball. A mercurial showing from the Glasgow Warriors man.
  • It's another Scotland penalty now as, heading down to the right, England fail to release and referee Owens is forced to defuse a little bit of a tussle between players.
  • Scrum to England now as they hold up the maul through Launchbury from the line-out, just inside the Scottish half on the blindside.
  • Itoje is headed down the left wing, some 25m away for England as the visitors look to strike back in the run-up to half-time - but on the ninth phase, Scotland get the penalty as Mike Brown fails to release Watson on the ground during a play-the-ball.
  • You wait 14 years for a try at Murrayfield against the English and then two turn up at once. Laidlaw misses from the touchline with his conversion attempt as he just pulls it shy of the posts.
  • Try
    TRY: Scotland 15-16 England. Maitland gets the try as the TMO finds no reason not to award it - and Scotland are suddenly nine points ahead of England at Murrayfield! What a showing from the hosts so far.
  • What a break from Huw Jones! Scotland come up with the ball from the scrum and sails downfield after Russell sends the centre away with a floating pass. Down in the England 10m area, the hosts work it back across from right to left - and Maitland is over in the corner! The referee is going to have a word with the TMO about the grounding...
  • Now the hosts make an error, as the line-out goes to the back and Robshaw instead. England scarper downfield through May - and then 20m out, they get a scrum on the right as Finn Russell knocks on going for an intercept.
  • England opt to run it, going down the right as they head crossfield; Joseph's last pass to Watson on the wing is over the head of the full-back however and Scotland get the line-out.
  • Penalty now to England as they force Scotland to collapse the scrum; the visitors get the line-out on the left flank on their own 40m mark.
  • Gray and Berghan both drive down the left to no avail before Gordon Reid tries his luck in centre-field, five metres out. Hamish Watson looks to smuggle it out of the tackle and take it right; Hughes checks him at the right moment to force the knock-on.
  • Scotland get a second scrum now as Laidlaw knocks on but is deemed to have had the ball bashed loose by George Ford in the tackle.
  • Care puts a box kick in that none of his team-mates hase; Jones' return is collected by Anthony Watson, 20m out from his own line, where Scotland manage to earn a scrum as they stop the full-back from releasing.
  • John Barclay and Horne look to get around Itoje and Farrell out left on halfway before a one-on-one strip gives England the ball in hand.
  • Russell puts a lovely kick into England's back-left corner to pin them on their own line as Scotland look to press their advantage. Moments later, from the scrum however, they concede a penalty and the visitors punt back downfield again.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Scotland 10-6 England. The visitors strike back immediately as they regather from the restart and then earn a penalty 20m out on the left after Simon Berghan obstructs the attack. Farrell slots it over coolly; the gap is cut to four points.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: Scotland 10-3 England. Laidlaw adds the extras to what is Scotland's first try at Murrayfield against England since 2004. 
  • Try
    TRY: Scotland 8-3 England. What a disaster at the back for the visitors! Huw Jones is in under the posts as, with a penalty advantage, Scotland exploit England switching off and the centre follows his own scruffy grubber to score the first try of the game.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Scotland 3-3 England. Farrell ties up a pulsating encounter and both sides are on level pegging again as England start to find their groove.
  • Jonny May is off down the left wing after Joseph and Care release him; Farrell gets it on the second phase, 31m out from the Scottish line and subsequently earns a penalty as Hamish Watson fails to release. The centre will go for goal.
  • An exchange of clearing and box kicks breaks up what has otherwise been a pacy, frantic opening ten minutes, with Scotland showing a fluid grace that has flummoxed England in parts so far.
  • Fast hands crossfield to the right sees Seymour almost thrown into touch; he gets the ball away but only to an England man - Danny Care - who puts a clearing kick up after four phases.
  • It's a great maul from Scotland, who manage to force Maro Itoje into touch from the line-out and earn one of their own.
  • Great work from Chris Robshaw, who manages to keep McInally from releasing and earns his side the penalty which England pepper downfield for a line-out on halfway.
  • Scotland's line-out on halfway is spread wide from left to right at speed, with Tommy Seymour almost away down the wing. Moments later, the hosts bring it back across to the blindside and Stuart McInally gets his side only 15m away from the English line.
  • Nathan Hughes and Jonathan Joseph make solid drives from the restart as England go for the powerplay, forcing nine phases down the right; but on the Scottish 30m mark, the hosts earn the turnover and then the penalty for failure to release.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Scotland 3-0 England. It's an ideal start for the hosts; they hit the front as Greig Laidlaw keeps his perfect record with the boot in this year's Championship intact from 30m out on the right.
  • We're underway, for the Calcutta Cup, in this 2018 NatWest 6 Nations clash between Scotland and England! Finn Russell puts the ball high and England return with a neat box kick that Sean Maitland keeps alive on the wing for the hosts. Peter Horne is almost through on the right wing, with Huw Jones in support - and whilst Mako Vunipola recovers, the hosts earn a penalty through Grant Gilchrist as he manages to stop the release by the loosehead prop.
  • Anthems over and we're almost ready to start in the Scottish capital. Nigel Owens is the referee and it will be Scotland who kick off.
  • Both teams are out at Murrayfield and lined up for the national anthems as they are greeted by HRH Princess Anne.
  • Stuart Hogg is the only player to have notched up 200 metres over the gain-line so far in this year’s Championship, with 202 to his name. In total, since the beginning of 2017, the full-back has averaged over 70 metres per game, across nine appearances in all competitions for Scotland.
  • Chris Robshaw is looking to extend his own winning run, having notched up 19 victories in his last 19 games in an England shirt. He may be somewhat off the record – 28 set by Lawrence Dallaglio – but the flanker's current streak remains the longest ongoing run by any active Test player from any nation.
  • Murrayfield has become something of a fortress in recent times for Scotland again; they have won their last five home games in the Championship and eight of nine overall in that same period, losing only to world champions New Zealand. England however are on a three-game winning run in Edinburgh; their own best streak since the turn of the century and one they will be reluctant to break given recent form.
  • Replacements: Jamie George, Joe Marler, Harry Williams, George Kruis, Sam Underhill, Richard Wigglesworth, Ben Te'o, Jack Nowell
  • England XV: Mike Brown, Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Owen Farrell, Jonny May, George Ford, Danny Care; Mako Vunipola, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Chris Robshaw, Nathan Hughes
  • Replacements: Scott Lawson, Jamie Bhatti, Willem Nel, Tim Swinson, David Denton, Ali Price, Nick Grigg, Blair Kinghorn
  • Scotland XV: Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Huw Jones, Pete Horne, Sean Maitland, Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw; Gordon Reid, Stuart McInally, Simon Berghan, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, John Barclay (c), Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson
  • England have held scrummaging sessions with Georgia in the fortnight between weeks two and three this year, and the visitors only have the one change in their starting line-up, with Nathan Hughes coming in at number eight. Scotland meanwhile are unchanged on the pitch, though they have three new faces on the bench; Tim Swinson, Nick Grigg and Willem Nel.
  • Indeed, Gregor Townsend's men last got the better of Eddie Jones' side way back in 2008, a 15-9 win that saw them claim the Calcutta Cup, despite Jonny Wilkinson becoming the all-time scoring leader in international rugby union history that day. The hosts however have not scored a try at Murrayfield against England in their last six Championship encounters and have not exceeded a 20-point haul in nine either; they face a tough task restricting their opponents to such a margin today.
  • Hello and welcome, from around the world, as the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations wraps up week three in Edinburgh as Scotland look to derail England's Grand Slam aspirations at Murrayfield. The hosts got their campaign up and running with a back-and-forth 32-26 win over France just under a fortnight ago – but do they have what it takes to get one over their southern neighbours and win for the first time in 10 Championship encounters?

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