Scotland Victorious Over England

Written by on February 24, 2018

Huw Jones dives over to score the first of his two tries
Scotland centre Huw Jones dives over to score the first of his two tries
2018 Six Nations
Scotland (22) 25
Tries: Jones 2, Maitland Cons: Laidlaw 2 Pens: Laidlaw, Russell
England (6) 13
Try: Farrell Con: Farrell Pens: Farrell 2

Scotland scored three tries to earn a thrilling first victory over England since 2008 to open up the Six Nations title race at an exultant Murrayfield.

Centre Huw Jones scored two tries – Scotland’s first against England at home in 14 years – and Sean Maitland grabbed another as the hosts led 22-6.

Owen Farrell landed two penalties and his converted try on the resumption brought England to within nine points.

But Finn Russell’s penalty after a Sam Underhill shoulder charge sealed it.

Underhill’s no-arms challenge saw him yellow-carded, giving Scotland a man advantage from the 66th to the 76th minute.

It was only a second defeat for England in 26 Tests under head coach Eddie Jones, and ended their hopes of a second Grand Slam in three years.

But they remain in contention for a historic third successive Six Nations title, although now trail leaders Ireland – who they face in the final round – by five points.

After a break next weekend, England will next face France in Paris on Saturday, 10 March (16:45 GMT KO), while Scotland – after a sixth successive home Six Nations win – will head to Dublin to tackle Ireland earlier the same day (14:15 KO).


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