England Thrash Scotland And Claim Calcutta Cup

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The heavy loss to England seems to be the difference

The 34 year wait for a win at Twickenham continues after a limp Scotland fell to the Auld Enemy, thus ending their Six Nation title and Triple Crown hopes.

The 61-22 loss ends Scotland’s Six Nations Championship aspirations and sees England equal the All Black’s record 18 game unbeaten run and win the Six Nations a game early.

Scotland’s scores came from Gordan Reid and a brace from Huw Jones.

In what was the crunch game for both sides, England produced arguably their best performance under Eddie Jones, whilst Scotland contributed their worst under departing coach Vern Cotter. The combination of those two factors saw England rack up a record Calcutta Cup drubbing over the hapless Scots.

For all the talk of this being Scotland’s best chance at a victory at Twickenham in 34 years, it started off ominously with Fraser Brown sent to the sin bin within the first few minutes for a late and dangerous tackle. Truth be told, he was lucky that it wasn’t a red but the men in white seized on the man advantage to score an impressive try, convert it and add a penalty – making it 10 points in 10 minutes off.

At this point England had a shocking 92% possession and Farrell slotted another penalty.

Just when the Scotland travelling support thought it couldn’t get much worse, mercurial full-back Hogg went off with a head injury, then his replacement Bennett was carried off with a hamstring injury just 4 minutes later. Henry Prygos had to come on and fellow Glasgow scrum half Price was forced to switch to the wing.

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The agony continued on the 24 minute mark when George Ford’s lovely delayed pass put Joseph into the gap where he danced through to score. Scotland were 20 points down with just 25 minutes gone.

The hosts didn’t have it all their own was thanks to Gordon Reid who scrabbled over from close in after Scotland kicked a penalty to the corner. But the reprieve was short after another blistering England attack put Watson in under the posts.

This England team were refusing to show mercy and Scotland had no reply for the raw English power, so when Joseph ran on to Ben Youngs’ short pass to complete his hat trick  it was 35-7 with just over half the game gone.

Despite barely touching the ball and repeatedly missing Joseph in defence, Huw Jones took his first chance and squeezed through for the second Scottish try.

Once again the reprieve was short with England’s much vaunted bench emptied and Vunipola, on as a replacement after returning from injury, barged over from a driving maul.

Scotland still refused to totally lie down and take the drubbing, with Jones stepping the England defence and scoring his second and Scotland’s third of the day.

A consolation bonus point was in sight, but replacement scrum half Danny Care was having none of it and skipped over with 9 minutes remaining to see the game out and England record their biggest ever victory over Scotland in this, the oldest rugby test.

FINAL SCORE: England 61-21 Scotland

“We just didn’t show up. We got off to a bad start and continued, our discipline was very poor and we gave away soft tries.” John Barclay

Scotland: Hogg; Seymour, Jones, Dunbar, Visser; Russell, Price; Wilson, Watson, Barclay (capt), J Gray, R Gray, Fagerson, Brown, Reid.

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Replacements: Ford, Dell, Berghan, Swinson, Du Preez, Pyrgos, Weir, Bennett.

England: Brown; Nowell, Joseph, Farrell, Daly; Ford, Youngs; Hughes, Haskell, Itoje, Lawes, Launchbury, Cole, Hartley (capt), Marler.

Replacements: George, M Vunipola, Sinckler, Wood, B Vunipola, Care, Te’o, Anthony Watson.

What did you think of the game? Let us know in the comments below.


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510 COMMENTS

  1. Best team won, the tone of the game was set in the first two minutes. Too many mistakes, not enough discipline, and didn’t play with the fire in our bellies we’ve shown in other games.

    However we have moved up in the world rankings and we have shown the rugby world what we are capable of. Scotland are on the up and I am proud

  2. Best team won, the tone of the game was set in the first two minutes. Too many mistakes, not enough discipline, and didn’t play with the fire in our bellies we’ve shown in other games.

    However we have moved up in the world rankings and we have shown the rugby world what we are capable of. Scotland are on the up and I am proud

  3. Utter tripe performance, shameful first half and got what we deserved for terrible decision making, giving away soft penalties at crucial times in kickable positions. Lots of work to do for next week. Let themselves and the country down massively.

  4. Utter tripe performance, shameful first half and got what we deserved for terrible decision making, giving away soft penalties at crucial times in kickable positions. Lots of work to do for next week. Let themselves and the country down massively.

    • Oh Yes!!! massive issue!!!!! in the fact that England are the wealthiest in the 6 nations and have more players to choose from than Scotland Ireland and Wales put together so why should they not be the best! Only thing is 2 years ago they were rubbish and couldn’t get out of the pool stages in their own World Cup , It’s only since jones came that they have started to play as a team not as individuals

    • Oh Yes!!! massive issue!!!!! in the fact that England are the wealthiest in the 6 nations and have more players to choose from than Scotland Ireland and Wales put together so why should they not be the best! Only thing is 2 years ago they were rubbish and couldn’t get out of the pool stages in their own World Cup , It’s only since jones came that they have started to play as a team not as individuals

  5. Dreadful result & a pitiful performance. Didn’t expect anything else, Scotland are always like rabbits in the headlights when they play England… they have to now beat Italy convincingly to give themselves some respect and hopefully finish in the top Three. Would have settled for 3 wins from 5 before it kicked off. Forget beating England for the foreseeable future, it isn’t going to happen. In all probability they won’t ever win a Twickenham ever again.

  6. Dreadful result & a pitiful performance. Didn’t expect anything else, Scotland are always like rabbits in the headlights when they play England… they have to now beat Italy convincingly to give themselves some respect and hopefully finish in the top Three. Would have settled for 3 wins from 5 before it kicked off. Forget beating England for the foreseeable future, it isn’t going to happen. In all probability they won’t ever win a Twickenham ever again.

  7. Oh my, I fear for the team against Italy next week with so many of the brave souls being injured as early in the match, the least said about the referee the better, why did he not take any action over that tackle we’ll never know.

  8. Oh my, I fear for the team against Italy next week with so many of the brave souls being injured as early in the match, the least said about the referee the better, why did he not take any action over that tackle we’ll never know.

  9. Best team won on the day. Sadly so many injury’s to us in total which is sad. But I suppose only 1 plus side is the young guys r all getting a try out due to these injury’s.. gutted of course lol.

  10. Best team won on the day. Sadly so many injury’s to us in total which is sad. But I suppose only 1 plus side is the young guys r all getting a try out due to these injury’s.. gutted of course lol.

  11. I’ve decided that, for this week at least, it is a far more enjoyable thing to do on a Saturday afternoon, to clean out my cat’s litter tray that watch my National Rugger team play

  12. I’ve decided that, for this week at least, it is a far more enjoyable thing to do on a Saturday afternoon, to clean out my cat’s litter tray that watch my National Rugger team play

  13. Us New Zealanders feel your pain but don’t feel discouraged Scotland your had a great 6 nations and are making huge strides in world rugby to once again be a team that constantly competes with the best

  14. Us New Zealanders feel your pain but don’t feel discouraged Scotland your had a great 6 nations and are making huge strides in world rugby to once again be a team that constantly competes with the best

  15. Heartbroken for the Scotland players….they never walk out on the pitch to lose but some bad decision making and a catalogue of injuries made the job insurmountable. I hope all of the injured players are ok and good luck for next Saturday. You CAN do it!

    • Saw them beat England at Murrayfield in the past. Granted this was a young team and could do with a bit more steading on the pitch but they looked up for the game to me……maybe too much, which, added to the injuries caused them massive problems. Just hope they can get a team for next week and they can bounce back.

    • I’ve seen Scotland beat England four time in as many decades…. to me as a nation we bow down to England more than any other nation. That takes nothing away from this great English performance today. Scotland far to often know tow to their larger neighbour and it’s that losing mentality that irks me.

    • I’ve seen Scotland beat England four time in as many decades…. to me as a nation we bow down to England more than any other nation. That takes nothing away from this great English performance today. Scotland far to often know tow to their larger neighbour and it’s that losing mentality that irks me.

  16. Heartbroken for the Scotland players….they never walk out on the pitch to lose but some bad decision making and a catalogue of injuries made the job insurmountable. I hope all of the injured players are ok and good luck for next Saturday. You CAN do it!

    • Saw them beat England at Murrayfield in the past. Granted this was a young team and could do with a bit more steading on the pitch but they looked up for the game to me……maybe too much, which, added to the injuries caused them massive problems. Just hope they can get a team for next week and they can bounce back.

    • I’ve seen Scotland beat England four time in as many decades…. to me as a nation we bow down to England more than any other nation. That takes nothing away from this great English performance today. Scotland far to often know tow to their larger neighbour and it’s that losing mentality that irks me.

    • I’ve seen Scotland beat England four time in as many decades…. to me as a nation we bow down to England more than any other nation. That takes nothing away from this great English performance today. Scotland far to often know tow to their larger neighbour and it’s that losing mentality that irks me.

  17. We were dire today! Hammered by a team we let control the whole shebang from the kick off, really. So disappointing after such a good start to this tournament. Now we’re 5th(!) having won two games??!! Never looked like winning and makes the pre match talk look positively silly. Mistakes, injuries, decisions … complete disaster. Final try was a refereeing farce which was totally unnecessary.
    At least we can try to finish positively for Vern in the last game. Wales and Ireland will be wondering how we beat them! Gutted, wounded, scunnered ….

  18. We were dire today! Hammered by a team we let control the whole shebang from the kick off, really. So disappointing after such a good start to this tournament. Now we’re 5th(!) having won two games??!! Never looked like winning and makes the pre match talk look positively silly. Mistakes, injuries, decisions … complete disaster. Final try was a refereeing farce which was totally unnecessary.
    At least we can try to finish positively for Vern in the last game. Wales and Ireland will be wondering how we beat them! Gutted, wounded, scunnered ….

  19. Win or Lose they are still my team , they have played some great rugby this 6 nations .So they didn’t do good this time so what and those fine weather supporters who say they will not watch another match , good riddance who needs you , you don’t turn your back when your team loses . But that about sums some people up

  20. Win or Lose they are still my team , they have played some great rugby this 6 nations .So they didn’t do good this time so what and those fine weather supporters who say they will not watch another match , good riddance who needs you , you don’t turn your back when your team loses . But that about sums some people up

  21. Yeah we didn’t play to our best ability today and to all those people who posted terrible comments, do you only support your team/country when they win? You either support them win or lose, we are improving and every team has a bad game. Scotland I’ll be there at Murrayfield next week supporting my boys and mega proud too.

  22. Yeah we didn’t play to our best ability today and to all those people who posted terrible comments, do you only support your team/country when they win? You either support them win or lose, we are improving and every team has a bad game. Scotland I’ll be there at Murrayfield next week supporting my boys and mega proud too.

  23. Switched over before the end of the first half. Knew from the start it would be depressing af, especially when the Angles break into Swing Low. A slave song does not belong in a rugby match.

  24. Switched over before the end of the first half. Knew from the start it would be depressing af, especially when the Angles break into Swing Low. A slave song does not belong in a rugby match.

  25. It was a horrific showing disjointed, ill disciplined, unorganised, out thought and outplayed! Men against boys really. Really felt Johnny Grays indiscipline was school boy and could cost him a lions place. Lost it in the first 10 mins and never ever recovered. Poor, poor show

  26. It was a horrific showing disjointed, ill disciplined, unorganised, out thought and outplayed! Men against boys really. Really felt Johnny Grays indiscipline was school boy and could cost him a lions place. Lost it in the first 10 mins and never ever recovered. Poor, poor show

  27. ross ford s calm head need ed to start, the young glasgow hooker let the passion get to him early on, and from a rugby player , it should have ben red, what saved him was that it was just the second minute

  28. ross ford s calm head need ed to start, the young glasgow hooker let the passion get to him early on, and from a rugby player , it should have ben red, what saved him was that it was just the second minute

  29. well and truly stuffed, not helped by yellow card after 2 minutes, injuries, poor tackling, loss of composure etc -but England were up for it and quite awesome at times. 3 away tries were small consolation on a dismal day.

  30. well and truly stuffed, not helped by yellow card after 2 minutes, injuries, poor tackling, loss of composure etc -but England were up for it and quite awesome at times. 3 away tries were small consolation on a dismal day.

  31. Let’s be honest. Most of us will have targeted a win against Italy and a second win against any other team would have been seen as progress.

    We’ve over-performed this tournament as some nearly world class players like Laidlaw and Hogg have stepped up to put themselves in the Lions shop window. Lose them and most of our first choice pack and we go back to being distinctly average.

    We needed an amazing performance against a poor England side but they never made a single mistake and we were poor all over the park. Gutted about today but a win against Italy gives us 3 wins out of 5 and I think most of just would have bitten your hand off for that in January.

  32. Let’s be honest. Most of us will have targeted a win against Italy and a second win against any other team would have been seen as progress.

    We’ve over-performed this tournament as some nearly world class players like Laidlaw and Hogg have stepped up to put themselves in the Lions shop window. Lose them and most of our first choice pack and we go back to being distinctly average.

    We needed an amazing performance against a poor England side but they never made a single mistake and we were poor all over the park. Gutted about today but a win against Italy gives us 3 wins out of 5 and I think most of just would have bitten your hand off for that in January.

  33. Still too lightweight and easily intimidated. I’ve never known a team to suffer as many injuries as Scotland. Have we improved?-yes. Are we as good as we think we are?-no.

    • It may well be a conditioning problem or fatigue from 3 hard games. It was a real shame to see Hogg carted off and having Strauss out was a huge blow for your forwards game.

  34. Still too lightweight and easily intimidated. I’ve never known a team to suffer as many injuries as Scotland. Have we improved?-yes. Are we as good as we think we are?-no.

    • It may well be a conditioning problem or fatigue from 3 hard games. It was a real shame to see Hogg carted off and having Strauss out was a huge blow for your forwards game.

  35. Beaten by the better team on the day but can’t understand why we played so badly. Surely if browns tackle is worthy of a yellow so is Hartley’s neck roll? Anyway the lads need to address it on Saturday against Italy and finish on a high.

  36. Beaten by the better team on the day but can’t understand why we played so badly. Surely if browns tackle is worthy of a yellow so is Hartley’s neck roll? Anyway the lads need to address it on Saturday against Italy and finish on a high.

  37. As an Irish fan I feel your pain. Went into the game with high expectations and went away with a hard loss.
    If you could have a talk with Hogg for next week (100% lions starting 15) and ask him to score a rake of try’s, I’d be much obliged. I backed him at 33/1 to be the top try scorer. Cheers my Celtic cousins.

  38. As an Irish fan I feel your pain. Went into the game with high expectations and went away with a hard loss.
    If you could have a talk with Hogg for next week (100% lions starting 15) and ask him to score a rake of try’s, I’d be much obliged. I backed him at 33/1 to be the top try scorer. Cheers my Celtic cousins.

  39. Keep the heads up…….3 great performances already, a bad one today sure enough but credit to England for a superb performance. Still a chance of second if we return to form against Italy. Who would’ve predicted that before the tournament started?

  40. Keep the heads up…….3 great performances already, a bad one today sure enough but credit to England for a superb performance. Still a chance of second if we return to form against Italy. Who would’ve predicted that before the tournament started?

  41. A team that ran in 3 tries against England should take heart from that. Losing Hogg was a game changer as there was too many backs out of position that couldn’t cope with the onslaught. Any one know what happened to Hogg he just went down on one knee and that was that

  42. A team that ran in 3 tries against England should take heart from that. Losing Hogg was a game changer as there was too many backs out of position that couldn’t cope with the onslaught. Any one know what happened to Hogg he just went down on one knee and that was that

  43. You cant play with a broken team in the first 20 mins…never mind before half time most of the subs used…
    They deserved a 4 try bonus at least…our time will come
    Still backing Scotland
    Italy beware…

  44. You cant play with a broken team in the first 20 mins…never mind before half time most of the subs used…
    They deserved a 4 try bonus at least…our time will come
    Still backing Scotland
    Italy beware…

  45. England are a world
    Class team and up with the all blacks at the moment, Scotland put 3 try’s across them with a broken team.
    Scotland did bloody well… lots of positive, bewears Italy next week….. will then be a great tournament

  46. England are a world
    Class team and up with the all blacks at the moment, Scotland put 3 try’s across them with a broken team.
    Scotland did bloody well… lots of positive, bewears Italy next week….. will then be a great tournament

  47. Am I the only person who is disappointed by the harsh and negative comments being posted? Surely, as supporters, we should be supporting our team, rather than kicking them when they are down? I agree that we could have played better and mistakes were made. However, I’m sure training and Vern’s game plan didn’t take account of the injuries we sustained today. We were up against a full strength England team who had a point to prove and were playing at home.
    I continue to support the entire team – win or lose. #AsOne

  48. Am I the only person who is disappointed by the harsh and negative comments being posted? Surely, as supporters, we should be supporting our team, rather than kicking them when they are down? I agree that we could have played better and mistakes were made. However, I’m sure training and Vern’s game plan didn’t take account of the injuries we sustained today. We were up against a full strength England team who had a point to prove and were playing at home.
    I continue to support the entire team – win or lose. #AsOne

  49. So we lost admittedly a heavy one but when a young team is on the road to success there will be pitfalls they will learn I predict a Scottish grand slam in. 2020 England to fall down the rankings once jones leaves which will be sooner than people think. Also poor referring did not help today’s match

  50. So we lost admittedly a heavy one but when a young team is on the road to success there will be pitfalls they will learn I predict a Scottish grand slam in. 2020 England to fall down the rankings once jones leaves which will be sooner than people think. Also poor referring did not help today’s match

  51. Stop it, Scotland! Grow up a bit, guys! “Humiliate” is too strong a term. You scored three tries against a team on a run of form. The second try was well worked around the edges of the ruck, the third try on the front foot with open back play; proof positive that you are positive when you can be.

    The Ten miniute sin-binning was justified, but still unlucky in the first few minutes. Laidlaw was out, Hogg, Semour, Bennet and Wilson were all unfortunetly injured, leaving Scotland to improvise a makeshift defence from very near the start of the game.

    Yes, true, England were the better team, and were good for their Seven tries, but I shall be very annoyed with you all if you abandon Scotland’s improved performances in favour of a self-destructive glum-fest.

    • Very positive, Stephen, more so than I can be today I’m afraid – and no one is abandoning Scotland! We’ve been here before. I think people are just stunned by the manner and margin of defeat this afternoon after our good campaign start. All the injury and refereeing point seem valid.

    • Well said Stephen, totally agree with you. I’ve been to every game this campaign starting back in November and the improvement in the team and performance is there for all to see.

      Yes today was a bad day but I knew if England played well we would probably lose. You don’t win 18 games in a row including a three nil whitewash of Australia in their own back yard without being a good team.

      The sin bin was an awful start and then the injuries killed us. Not having Laidlaw and Strauss is massive and when you looked at the England bench it was frightening.

      A win against Italy next week will still potentially see us finish third which is still positive. I’ll be there cheering them on and staying at the end to applaud them for giving me and my boy some great entertainment.

    • Thanks for the wise words.

      Tough day at the coalface yesterday.

      Hooker yellow carded two minutes in. Could / Should have been a red.

      Hoggy off with concussion early didn’t return.

      Bennett,sub, off early didn’t return.

      Seymour off didn’t return.

      Back line of 2×9, 2×10, 2xCenters and a winger.

      Just wasn’t going to happen.

      Defence was very poor.

      Finn had a bad first half.

      England were going to click at some point, just had to be against us.

      Anyways congratulations on your victory, hopefully no serious injuries to either side, roll on next week.

      As a supporter since before 1990 I’ve seen the good, the bad and indeed the ugly. Still potentially three wins from five is not to be sniffed at. Onwards and slowly upwards.

    • England were always going to wake up one day. One bad day at the office. And we are 5th in the world. And could end up 2nd in the Six Nations. Gutted for yesterday, but couldn’t be prouder for the season.

  52. Stop it, Scotland! Grow up a bit, guys! “Humiliate” is too strong a term. You scored three tries against a team on a run of form. The second try was well worked around the edges of the ruck, the third try on the front foot with open back play; proof positive that you are positive when you can be.

    The Ten miniute sin-binning was justified, but still unlucky in the first few minutes. Laidlaw was out, Hogg, Semour, Bennet and Wilson were all unfortunetly injured, leaving Scotland to improvise a makeshift defence from very near the start of the game.

    Yes, true, England were the better team, and were good for their Seven tries, but I shall be very annoyed with you all if you abandon Scotland’s improved performances in favour of a self-destructive glum-fest.

    • Very positive, Stephen, more so than I can be today I’m afraid – and no one is abandoning Scotland! We’ve been here before. I think people are just stunned by the manner and margin of defeat this afternoon after our good campaign start. All the injury and refereeing point seem valid.

    • Well said Stephen, totally agree with you. I’ve been to every game this campaign starting back in November and the improvement in the team and performance is there for all to see.

      Yes today was a bad day but I knew if England played well we would probably lose. You don’t win 18 games in a row including a three nil whitewash of Australia in their own back yard without being a good team.

      The sin bin was an awful start and then the injuries killed us. Not having Laidlaw and Strauss is massive and when you looked at the England bench it was frightening.

      A win against Italy next week will still potentially see us finish third which is still positive. I’ll be there cheering them on and staying at the end to applaud them for giving me and my boy some great entertainment.

    • Thanks for the wise words.

      Tough day at the coalface yesterday.

      Hooker yellow carded two minutes in. Could / Should have been a red.

      Hoggy off with concussion early didn’t return.

      Bennett,sub, off early didn’t return.

      Seymour off didn’t return.

      Back line of 2×9, 2×10, 2xCenters and a winger.

      Just wasn’t going to happen.

      Defence was very poor.

      Finn had a bad first half.

      England were going to click at some point, just had to be against us.

      Anyways congratulations on your victory, hopefully no serious injuries to either side, roll on next week.

      As a supporter since before 1990 I’ve seen the good, the bad and indeed the ugly. Still potentially three wins from five is not to be sniffed at. Onwards and slowly upwards.

    • England were always going to wake up one day. One bad day at the office. And we are 5th in the world. And could end up 2nd in the Six Nations. Gutted for yesterday, but couldn’t be prouder for the season.

  53. Credit to england, brilliant, but from 1 minute it was clear this side were not prepared or ready for this, our attack has rescued our defence so many times, but not today today, our defensive systems were that of school boys, im just not a cotter fan, ir his backroom, our defense is as bad as its been since he took over

  54. Credit to england, brilliant, but from 1 minute it was clear this side were not prepared or ready for this, our attack has rescued our defence so many times, but not today today, our defensive systems were that of school boys, im just not a cotter fan, ir his backroom, our defense is as bad as its been since he took over

  55. Stop it, Scotland! Grow up a bit, guys! “Humiliate” is too strong a term. You scored three tries against a team on a run of form. The second try was well worked around the edges of the ruck, the third try on the front foot with open back play; proof positive that you are positive when you can be.

    The Ten miniute sin-binning was justified, but still unlucky in the first few minutes. Laidlaw was out, Hogg, Semour, Bennet and Wilson were all unfortunetly injured, leaving Scotland to improvise a makeshift defence from very near the start of the game.

    Yes, true, England were the better team, and were good for their Seven tries, but I shall be very annoyed with you all if you abandon Scotland’s improved performances in favour of a self-destructive glum-fest, and this is an Englishman speaking!

  56. Stop it, Scotland! Grow up a bit, guys! “Humiliate” is too strong a term. You scored three tries against a team on a run of form. The second try was well worked around the edges of the ruck, the third try on the front foot with open back play; proof positive that you are positive when you can be.

    The Ten miniute sin-binning was justified, but still unlucky in the first few minutes. Laidlaw was out, Hogg, Semour, Bennet and Wilson were all unfortunetly injured, leaving Scotland to improvise a makeshift defence from very near the start of the game.

    Yes, true, England were the better team, and were good for their Seven tries, but I shall be very annoyed with you all if you abandon Scotland’s improved performances in favour of a self-destructive glum-fest, and this is an Englishman speaking!

  57. England were on fire. Power and speed the win. We couldn’t get past their blocking defence and when they ran you would have thought they were on speed!!! Our injuries played a major part two…Stuart Hogg hammered by their heavies…So we pick ourselves up, brush ourselves down and go for it against Italy.

  58. England were on fire. Power and speed the win. We couldn’t get past their blocking defence and when they ran you would have thought they were on speed!!! Our injuries played a major part two…Stuart Hogg hammered by their heavies…So we pick ourselves up, brush ourselves down and go for it against Italy.

  59. Hard luck Scotland. You can put it down to one man, Eddie Jones.
    Much as I loathe the guy, he knows how to pick players and England have put their entire pool at his disposal. Without him, they would be the same team that Australia ko’d in 2015. When he leaves, it will be back to business as usual.

  60. Hard luck Scotland. You can put it down to one man, Eddie Jones.
    Much as I loathe the guy, he knows how to pick players and England have put their entire pool at his disposal. Without him, they would be the same team that Australia ko’d in 2015. When he leaves, it will be back to business as usual.

  61. Typical responses.

    How about acknowledging that we had our worst game of the tournament against a team that had their best…and just accept it. Tough bitter pill, a shit sandwich without the bread… but come on! We weren’t the favourites.

    Let’s stop the bitching and get behind the boys for next week’s closing game.

    And for all you negative arseholes saying ‘shit team’, ‘atrocious’… remember a couple of salient facts. 1) you have never thrown a ball or taken a tackle in a Scotland shirt and 2) it was the same shite team that beat Wales last week when you thought they were fantastic.

    Be consistent you twats.

  62. Typical responses.

    How about acknowledging that we had our worst game of the tournament against a team that had their best…and just accept it. Tough bitter pill, a shit sandwich without the bread… but come on! We weren’t the favourites.

    Let’s stop the bitching and get behind the boys for next week’s closing game.

    And for all you negative arseholes saying ‘shit team’, ‘atrocious’… remember a couple of salient facts. 1) you have never thrown a ball or taken a tackle in a Scotland shirt and 2) it was the same shite team that beat Wales last week when you thought they were fantastic.

    Be consistent you twats.

  63. Cue all the nastiness and negativity which inevitably follows a loss. It didn’t work out for us BUT as supporters we should be proud of that we got 3 tries past them, it’s been a LONG time since that happened. I just hope that Hoggy, Bennet et al are OK for next week when we CAN win.

  64. Cue all the nastiness and negativity which inevitably follows a loss. It didn’t work out for us BUT as supporters we should be proud of that we got 3 tries past them, it’s been a LONG time since that happened. I just hope that Hoggy, Bennet et al are OK for next week when we CAN win.

  65. Well Well. We got a hiding from a team that hasn’t really shown their true colours this tournament until we travel to SW London! Gutted! The boys just didn’t man up today. It was not a good performance from Scotland at all. Need to thump Italy at home for any chance of at least finishing third! Sad to see big Vern going, he has brought Scotland up so many levels over the past seasons!! I hope Gregor has the plan for the next few years!!??

  66. Well Well. We got a hiding from a team that hasn’t really shown their true colours this tournament until we travel to SW London! Gutted! The boys just didn’t man up today. It was not a good performance from Scotland at all. Need to thump Italy at home for any chance of at least finishing third! Sad to see big Vern going, he has brought Scotland up so many levels over the past seasons!! I hope Gregor has the plan for the next few years!!??

  67. Well played England far better team on the day……This is why we need a 3rd Pro Team we had no depth and more players to choose from rather than just Glasgow or Edinburgh……..Still who would of thought we would have beaten Ireland & Wales let’s hope for a good result against Italy and Hogg, Wilson and Co make a full recovery……..ALBA GU BRATH

  68. Well played England far better team on the day……This is why we need a 3rd Pro Team we had no depth and more players to choose from rather than just Glasgow or Edinburgh……..Still who would of thought we would have beaten Ireland & Wales let’s hope for a good result against Italy and Hogg, Wilson and Co make a full recovery……..ALBA GU BRATH

  69. Will we ever learn to keep clean in this kind of game, especially at the start. 10mins at 14 leaves little chance and we had the ref on our backs for the rest of the game

  70. Will we ever learn to keep clean in this kind of game, especially at the start. 10mins at 14 leaves little chance and we had the ref on our backs for the rest of the game

  71. We were beaten by a far better team , but again I feel we lost our fight 20 mins in , the comment before game that they are going in to play for themselves and not think about other team !!!!! I never saw that , I saw a team that fell apart at the seams , yes we had injuries .but we also had a bench that should have been fit enough to hold it together which in the last 10 mins I saw , yes we are improving , I just wish fern would stay as he is the inspiration and guidance we need , will be very sad to see him go …

  72. We were beaten by a far better team , but again I feel we lost our fight 20 mins in , the comment before game that they are going in to play for themselves and not think about other team !!!!! I never saw that , I saw a team that fell apart at the seams , yes we had injuries .but we also had a bench that should have been fit enough to hold it together which in the last 10 mins I saw , yes we are improving , I just wish fern would stay as he is the inspiration and guidance we need , will be very sad to see him go …

  73. Gutted. How come Scotland play like heroes against the others, and we crumble against the Saxons? The most important game of the year. Although I love the game, I’m no expert but even I can see we were NOT on form yesterday. Can someone out there tell me what’s wrong, or do I need to be more positive and wind my neck in a bit?
    Just sad me and my favourite team didn’t get our way, that’s all But I’ll never stop loving the blues xxx

  74. Gutted. How come Scotland play like heroes against the others, and we crumble against the Saxons? The most important game of the year. Although I love the game, I’m no expert but even I can see we were NOT on form yesterday. Can someone out there tell me what’s wrong, or do I need to be more positive and wind my neck in a bit?
    Just sad me and my favourite team didn’t get our way, that’s all But I’ll never stop loving the blues xxx

  75. Well having 24 hours to reflect on the england Scotland game I can see the way Eddie jones game plan works. Firstly knobble key opposition players also hoodwink a week referee giving them a chance to run riot, this is not sour grapes its intimidation at it’s finest this is not a great england team it’s bullying

  76. Well having 24 hours to reflect on the england Scotland game I can see the way Eddie jones game plan works. Firstly knobble key opposition players also hoodwink a week referee giving them a chance to run riot, this is not sour grapes its intimidation at it’s finest this is not a great england team it’s bullying

  77. Interesting to read the comments so far. In terms of facts first of all, England played their best match in a long time, far better than the rest of their 6N matches this year, and it was due for some time. Similarly, Scotland didn’t show up – mentally we tried to stem the tide, but we weren’t there at all mentally, and it showed. In defence, there were yawning gaps everywhere, and in attack we were so often pedestrian. Yes, England were excellent, and we were very poor indeed. However, whilst this game shows how good England was, it does nothing for us. It is pretty obvious that Twickers is a massive mental hurdle for Scottish teams. Important to keep a sense of realism – we’ve been very very good so far in this 6N, and Sat was a massive off-day. However, I deeply regret not watching a match that could have been brilliant – we could have seen a CC with 2 teams at the top of their game, and I also regret it because it’s a Lions year, Gatland was there, and now we’ve given the perfect excuse not to give any Lions caps to Scots again.

  78. Interesting to read the comments so far. In terms of facts first of all, England played their best match in a long time, far better than the rest of their 6N matches this year, and it was due for some time. Similarly, Scotland didn’t show up – mentally we tried to stem the tide, but we weren’t there at all mentally, and it showed. In defence, there were yawning gaps everywhere, and in attack we were so often pedestrian. Yes, England were excellent, and we were very poor indeed. However, whilst this game shows how good England was, it does nothing for us. It is pretty obvious that Twickers is a massive mental hurdle for Scottish teams. Important to keep a sense of realism – we’ve been very very good so far in this 6N, and Sat was a massive off-day. However, I deeply regret not watching a match that could have been brilliant – we could have seen a CC with 2 teams at the top of their game, and I also regret it because it’s a Lions year, Gatland was there, and now we’ve given the perfect excuse not to give any Lions caps to Scots again.

  79. Rewatched it again today after a stiff necked viewing in an Oxford pub – we tried damn hard to make gains but early blows, both discipline & injury along with a ferocious England pack were too much on the day. Thought the England 2nd try came frome a forward pass.
    Scottish man of the match Hew Jones.

    Keep heads high

    U r a fantastic team & your country are proud of you

  80. Rewatched it again today after a stiff necked viewing in an Oxford pub – we tried damn hard to make gains but early blows, both discipline & injury along with a ferocious England pack were too much on the day. Thought the England 2nd try came frome a forward pass.
    Scottish man of the match Hew Jones.

    Keep heads high

    U r a fantastic team & your country are proud of you

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