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- RBS Six Nations
- 2nd Feb 2013
- KO 16:00
- Ground: Twickenham
- Att: 81,347
England v Scotland - Live
Full time ENGLAND 38 - SCOTLAND 18
80 CONVERSION, FARRELL. 38-18
80 TRY, ENGLAND, CARE. 36-18. The icing on the cake comes as Care dummies and darts under the posts after a succession of drives from the English pack.
76 It's loose and fast in the closing stages. Two tired teams but they're still going at it hammer and tongs. Toby Flood asking a few questions, busting through the defensive line a few times.
73 Scotland look for another try from a penalty but get turned over. It's not been the visitors' day. England have had just too much grunt, especially at the breakdown.
71 CONVERSION, LAIDLAW. 31-18. Credit to Scotland for fighting to the end!
70 TRY, SCOTLAND, HOGG!! 31-16. Oh wow! Scotland turn the ball over just three metres from their own line and break out in a flowing counter attack. Six or seven players get involved before Maitland kicks ahead and Hogg uses his pace to score!
68 Toby Flood comes on. Twelvetrees goes off and Farrell moves to midfield. It'll be interesting to see England's shape with this backline.
66 Beattie breaks off the back of the scrum but is greeted by a gaggle of defenders. Scotland's longest period in the England 22 doesn't yield any points as Farrell can clear from the inevitable penalty.
64 Scotland hammer away after the line-out but don't make much ground. They win the scrum feed though.
62 Scotland turn it over on their own line! Hogg audaciously runs it out from behind his tryline! Visser takes it on and chips ahead. Goode is back but is isolated. Penalty! Laidlaw kicks into the corner.
60 It's becoming a bit of an attacking practice session for England now. The hosts are starting to cut loose. The final quarter could be dismal for Scotland.
58 The possession stats tell a story. Almost 65% for England. Scotland risk getting a hiding here if the trend continues.
56 Farrell misses the conversion...but it doesn't really matter now. Scotland are dead on their feet after doing lots of defending.
55 TRY, ENGLAND, PARLING. 31-11. Game over, surely? A great break from Ben Youngs sets up the attack. Farrell sends it wide with a long pass to Parling, who only has to catch it and cruise over!
53 Try Launchbury! No! Alain Rolland awarded the try but but is called back by his touch-judge, who reports a high tackle from Tom Youngs. The try is cancelled so Scotland are not totally out of this yet.
50 Scotland must score next if they hope to get back into this game but it doesn't look likely with England rumbling into the visitors' 22 again.
47 A very well-judged kick from Farrell bounces just before the touchline to set up a line-out deep in the Scottish half. Ben Morgan hobbles off with what looks like a bad injury as James Haskell enters the fray.
45 CONVERSION, FARRELL. 26-11. The lead is growing. Tough to see Scotland come back from here.
43 TRY, ENGLAND, TWELVETREES. 24-11. It's a day for the debutants! Billy Twelvetrees hits the line at pace - it's very hard to stop an man at that speed and on the angle and he stretches out to score.
Second half Here we go for round two! England are immediately on the front foot. Tom Youngs is brought to ground just 7 metres short of the tryline!
Half Time ENGLAND 19 - SCOTLAND 11
40 PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW. 19-11. The first half ends with England coughing up another unnecessary penalty. Referee Alain Rolland is not giving any leeway at the breakdown. The scoreline is a fair reflection of an entertaining first half. We'll be back in ten!
38 PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL. 19-8. Straight down the middle. Five from five for the England fly-half.
36 Beattie tackles Morgan high to give Farrell a chance at goal from about 40m out.
34 A bit of kick tennis ends in a line-out for England in their own half. Hogg does have a big boot on him!
32 CONVERSION, FARRELL. 16-8. England finally get some distance on the scoreboard but this game is far from over.
30 TRY, ENGLAND, ASHTON. 14-8. Two big runs in the space of a few phases from Geoff Parling set England up. Joe Launchbury has go but is stopped just short. Ashton stretches out an arm after taking on two defenders to score!
27 Laidlaw puts ball to boot with big kick into the corner. Alex Goode replies but his kick is out well before the half way line. England gather at the line-out though and build patiently.
25 England are running some very good lines. Farrell confidently mixing his options. But a pattern is emerging...and the inevitable penalty goes to the defending side for not releasing.
23 Scotland are camped under the English posts but are penalised for not releasing. England breathe again.
21 PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW. 9-8. A side entry at the ruck and England cough up a silly penalty.
19 PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL. 9-5. Three-from-three for Farrell. Scotland concede more points at the ruck.
16 David Denton comes on to the field for Scotland as what looks like a blood replacement for Alisdair Stokosch.
14 PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL. 6-5 . Alain Rolland has a word with Kelly Brown as Scotland concede a penalty through some lazy play at the ruck. Farrell restores the lead with a regulation kick.
12 The conversion is missed but Scotland have the lead against the run of play.
10 TRY, SCOTLAND, MAITLAND!! 3-5. What a turnaround! Stuart Hogg breaks from deep in his own half and the England chasers struggle to cope. He takes play deep into the English 22 and the Scottish arrive in numbers. Maitland pounces to score on debut!
7 Scotland are really striggling to get out of their own 22. Jackson finds touch but England start another attack from the line-out. This time out wide from Brown. Launchbury spills it and Scotland can clear.
4 It's all England is the opening stages. Tom Wood goes on a huge run but is stopped a few metres short. Strong defence from Scotland but there are too many gaps to be found. Morgan is dispossessed within touching distance and Scotland escape.
2 PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL. 3-0. First blood to the hosts after Scotland infringe on the deck.
Kick-off Here we go! Owen Farrell kicks us off. Scotland take it in and the reply comes down near halfway. Morgan goes on a barnstorming run to set England up on the attack just outside the Scottish 22.
Anthems The teams are on the field. Please stand for the anthems!
Team news Interim head coach Scott Johnson has awarded a Test debut to former Crusaders wing Sean Maitland. His Glasgow Warriors team-mate Dougie Hall gets his first start in six years at hooker while number eight Johnnie Beattie is recalled.Sean Lamont moves from wing to centre, Ruaridh Jackson returns at fly-half with Greig Laidlaw starting an international for the first time at scrum-half.
Team news Uncapped Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees will start for England. Twelvetrees comes in for Manu Tuilagi, while Joe Marler replaces Alex Corbisiero in two changes from the side that started against New Zealand. Dylan Hartley, Toby Flood and David Strettle come on to the replacements' bench.
Welcome Hello and welcome to Twickenham for our coverage of this year's much-awaited Calcutta Cup clash. It's been 30 years since Scotland last won here, but they arrive with a very strong looking pack and some dangerous imports out wide. Kick-off is approaching, don't go away!
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