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Six Nations - round two

  • Half-an-hour until the Calcutta Cup showdown. Both England and Scotland suffered defeat in Round One. England produced a spirited fightback but were denied at the death by France in Paris, while Scotland were given an opening day lesson by a rampant Ireland side. 
    2/8/2014 4:31:43 PM
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    2/8/2014 4:31:47 PM
  • Calcutta Cup preview

    2/8/2014 4:33:17 PM
  • TEAM NEWS - SCOTLAND
    Following their 28-6 defeat to Ireland last Sunday, Scotland head coach Scott Johnson makes three changes to his starting XV. The headline change sees captain Kelly Brown dropped from the match-day squad and replaced in the flanks by debutant Chris Fusaro, with scrum-half Greig Laidlaw assuming leadership duties. Johnson’s other changes come in the back line as Tommy Seymour comes in for Sean Maitland, who will miss the rest of the 6 Nations through injury, while Matt Scott is preferred to Duncan Taylor at inside centre. 

     


    2/8/2014 4:34:54 PM
  • TEAM NEWS - ENGLAND
    Stuart Lancaster retains the same starting XV from their loss in Paris in the opening weekend. Jonny May, who could only manage eight minutes at the Stade de France, was declared fit following his broken nose, allowing Lancaster to name an unchanged starting line-up. The replacements also stay the same as the England coach shows faith in the men who produced that rallying comeback against France last time out. 
    2/8/2014 4:37:01 PM
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    2/8/2014 4:37:34 PM
  • Scotland: 15 Hogg, 14 Seymour, 13 Dunbar, 12 Scott, 11 Lamont, 10 Weir, 9 Laidlaw (capt); 1 Grant, 2 Ford, 3 Low, 4 Swinson, 5 Hamilton, 6 Wilson, 7 Fusaro, 8 Denton

    Replacements: 16 Lawson, 17 Dickinson, 18 Cross, 19 Gray, 20 Beattie, 21 Cusiter, 22 Taylor, 23 Evans

    England: 15 Brown, 14 Nowell, 13 Burrell, 12 Twelvetrees, 11 May, 10 Farrell, 9 Care; 1 Marler, 2 Hartley, 3 Cole, 4 Launchbury, 5 Lawes, 6 Wood, 7 Robshaw (capt), 8 B Vunipola

    Replacements: 16 T Youngs, 17 M Vunipola, 18 Thomas, 19 Attwood, 20 Morgan, 21 Dickson, 22 Barritt, 23 Goode

    Referee: Jerome Garces (FRA)
    2/8/2014 4:39:03 PM
  • If we get dragged into an arm-wrestle, I'm sure we can cope with it, but we don't want to do that. We want to do that bit of the game but then play elsewhere


    Dylan Hartley reveals England's intent ahead of the Calcutta Cup clash
    2/8/2014 4:46:42 PM
  • England duo Jonny May and Courtney Lawes were passed fit to play this weekend

    2/8/2014 4:47:16 PM
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    2/8/2014 4:52:48 PM
  • We've had the anthems, fireworks and canon shot! It's time to get down to business on a very muddy Murrayfield. Who will claim the Calcutta Cup?
    2/8/2014 4:59:40 PM
  • Weir kicks towards Vunipola to get the game underway. 
    2/8/2014 5:00:47 PM
  • 1 mins: Early line-out win for England as Lawes collects Hartley's delivery and Farrell pokes forward into Scotland territory, where Hogg regains possession for Scotland. 
    2/8/2014 5:02:10 PM
  • 3 mins: Free-kick for England, which Farrell sends high and Scotland are penalised for being offside. Chance for an early lead for the visitors. 
    2/8/2014 5:03:10 PM
  • 4 mins: Farrell misses the kick, straight in front of the posts. Looks like he slipped as he approached the tee. Conditions are going to test every area this evening. 

    2/8/2014 5:04:29 PM
  • 6 mins: Another penalty for England as Low fails to roll away. Farrell kicks to touch on the Scotland 22. 
    2/8/2014 5:05:47 PM
  • 9 mins: England win the line-out and drive the maul up field but as it breaks down Hartley is penalised for coming in at the side. Tough position for Scotland.
    2/8/2014 5:07:39 PM
  • 10 mins: Another place-kick missed. Laidlaw unable to navigate through the posts from out wide. 
    2/8/2014 5:10:14 PM
  • 11 mins: Scotland threaten to break into English territory but Brown comes racing in with a driving tackle to push them back. 
    2/8/2014 5:11:44 PM
  • 12 mins: Mistake from Farrell leaves Twelvetrees in hot water but Scotland concede a penalty, which the England No 10 safely puts into touch for the line-out. 
    2/8/2014 5:13:08 PM
  • 14 mins: Another penalty for England, their fourth of the evening already, and this time Farrell gets the kick inside the Scottish 22. 
    2/8/2014 5:14:02 PM
  • [rugby-union]SCOTLAND 0-8 ENGLAND
    England drive the maul from the line-out before Care takes hold of the ball to find Burrell, who races through two defenders to touch down. Two tries in as many Test matches for Burrell. 
    2/8/2014 5:15:28 PM
  • [goal-rugby-league]SCOTLAND 0-10 ENGLAND
    Farrell gets his compass sorted and adds the extras with ease as England take a 10-point lead. 
    2/8/2014 5:16:20 PM
  • 17 mins: Another penalty miss from Laidlaw as Scotland squander the opportunity to get on the scoreboard. 
    2/8/2014 5:17:48 PM
  • 19 mins: Scotland struggling to even get close to the gain line and gift England another line-out which the visitors win and use quickly. 
    2/8/2014 5:18:55 PM
  • 20 mins: Unnecessary penalty conceded by Lamont and Farrell lines up the place-kick. 
    2/8/2014 5:19:29 PM
  • Owen Farrell: Has struggled for accuracy off the kicking tee so far

    2/8/2014 5:20:41 PM
  • 21 mins: Kickers really are struggling. Farrell misses from halfway into the Scotland half. All the kicks have been missed to the left so far, hooking them wide. 
    2/8/2014 5:20:58 PM
  • 22 mins: Farrell provides a neat pass for Burrell, but the racing centre knocks on and Scotland have the put-in at the scrum. Would be surprised if any pack in the world could compete on this surface. 
    2/8/2014 5:22:13 PM
  • 24 mins: On the second attempt, Laidlaw manages to get the ball into the scrum and the hosts win a penalty off the back of it. 
    2/8/2014 5:23:48 PM
  • 25 mins: Scotland take the line-out long and Denton races off the tail into contact as Scotland look to work through the phases in English territory. 
    2/8/2014 5:24:35 PM
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    2/8/2014 5:25:08 PM
  • May the forks be with you at Murrayfield...

    2/8/2014 5:26:06 PM
  • 26 mins: England take the line-out short on their own 22 and Care sends it high down the line. Great work from Robshaw to keep the ball in play and England look to work their way up field. 
    2/8/2014 5:26:07 PM
  • 28 mins: Farrell kicks to touch deep into the Scotland 22. Scotland throw goes straight to Care behind the line-out and England spread possession wide to May on the left. The winger dances inside but it is brought back for an England penalty. 
    2/8/2014 5:28:40 PM
  • [goal-rugby-league]SCOTLAND 0-13 ENGLAND
    Farrell slots this one home after an indifferent start from the kicking tee. England starting to look comfortable. 
    2/8/2014 5:29:31 PM
  • 30 mins: Aggressive line speed from Lawes as he comes up to make the tackle and force the knock-on. England scrum. 
    2/8/2014 5:30:57 PM
  • 31 mins: England successfully take their own line-out and race towards the Scotland 22 before Scotland manage to win the turnover. 
    2/8/2014 5:33:48 PM
  • 33 mins: Foot race between Lamont, Nowell and Burrell. It's won by Nowell as he slides on top of the ball, it was already out of play however and England get the line-out. 
    2/8/2014 5:35:06 PM
  • 35 mins: Scotland win a penalty and Weir kicks for touch. Again, Scotland surrender their own line-out and England race towards the halfway line.
    2/8/2014 5:36:19 PM
  • England's Luther Burrell with the opening try of the game at Murrayfield

    2/8/2014 5:37:24 PM
  • 36 mins: Weir kicks deep and high, Nowell circles underneath the ball before calling the mark and England restart. 
    2/8/2014 5:37:27 PM
  • 38 mins: Another penalty for England and a chance to gain territory and finish the half on a high. Farrell's kick does not go deep enough into Scotland territory but the England maul has been strong so far. 
    2/8/2014 5:39:06 PM
  • 39 mins: Care opts for the grubber through but Ford pounces on the ball and Scotland regain possession. 
    2/8/2014 5:40:04 PM
  • 40 mins: England win their 11th line-out and Farrell gets the break, he races through Scottish territory before offloading to Burrell. The England centre looked to in the clear but he is somehow held up on the line and England are unable to drive it over the line. 
    2/8/2014 5:42:04 PM
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