LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Six Nations

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Kick-off local time : Sat, 08 February 2014 - 17h00
Kick-off : Sat, 08 February 2014 - 19h00
Venue : Edinburgh
Referee : Jérôme Garcès (France)
Match status : Result
  Scotland England
Tries Luther Burrell (14min) and Mike Brown (58min)
Penalties
Conversions
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

82

Be sure to join us again for live coverage of tomorrow's Test between France and Italy at 16.00 (15.00 GMT). Until then, cheers!

81

It wasn't pretty and England certainly left a ton of points out on the park but they dominated all aspects of the game against a shambolic Scotland side to clinch the Calcutta Cup.

80

Weir hoofs it into touch as Murrayfield breaks out in boos. So that's FULL TIME!

79

Dickinson knocks on this time in what was probably England's last attacking surge.

78

Scotland make the a similar mistake, a loose ball rolling into touch in their 22. Phase play leads to a penalty and England opt for a scrum.

75

England come again from a Cusiter clearance and Twelvetrees offloads in the tackle to free up Barritt, who throws it to Hogg.

74

England lose the line-out, knocking on in the process, so it's another case of a missed opportunity.

73

Good donkey work by England see them hold up the ball and then win a scrum penalty and Farrell puts them back in the 22.

71

Cusiter clears under immense pressure but he doesn't find touch. England try to counter only for a handling error to stifle their plans.

69

The desperate Scots sack the maul and duly receive a final warning. England can't get the driving maul set this time and they squander the opportunity, with Scotland given the scrum feed.

67

Billy Vunipola bashes up the ball once more as England build continuity and stretch Scotland, who can't help but concede a penalty inside their 22.

64

Scotland enter England's half after being awarded a scrum penalty. Beattie powers through a tackle to give the hosts go-forward ball. Dunbar looks to continue the momentum but is wrestled into touch.

62

England look set to score again from a two-on-one situation - Hogg gambles and targets the ball and it pays off as he gets a hand to it.

59

Nowell sparks England as he steps Scott with ease and hands to Brown who goes over for the TRY! Farrell's CONVERSION makes it 20-0!

57

Scotland - who have had major problems in the line-out - manage to secure possession on this occasion with Laidlaw finding touch.

56

Hogg puts a support runner into space with a deft offload only for Laidlaw to chip directly to Brown. Scotland end up in their own 22 after a Brown break and accurate Farrell punt.

54

England opt for the line-out but 14-man Scotland survive - Swinson winning a penalty on the ground.

51

England are straight back on the attack and Dunbar is YELLOW CARDED for not releasing after making a try-saving tackle on May.

50

Scotland are blown up again again at the scrum and Farrell misses badly to the left.

49

England are happy to spread the ball and May cuts the Scots to shreds with a great run. The visitors, though, fail to convert as they spill the ball.

47

The scrum lottery continues on the dire pitch and this time England are awarded the penalty.

46

Tempers boil over at the scrum and Wilson and Lawes get a talking to.

44

Scotland snatch a loose ball from a booming Hogg kick. They look threatening with quick ball but new man Dickinson knocks on!

42

England are sporting shiny, new shirts to help with the handling. They snatch a line-out and spread the ball to May, who gets a chance to stretch his legs. Farrell kicks crossfield but it goes out on the full.

41

We're off with 40 minutes to play at Murrayfield!

40

Farrell slices straight through and links up with Burrell who looks all but certain to score but a brilliant try-saving tackle by Lamont saves the day for Scotland. That's HALF-TIME! England are outclassing their hosts and lead 13-0 at the break!

39

England launch a driving maul from the line-out and Care peels off. He stabs a kick through but it hits a Scottish leg and the danger is averted for the time being.

37

Weir makes a strong run that fires up his teammates. Slow ball means they can't advance speedily so they go for a high bomb and concede a penalty for tackling Brown in the air.

33

Scotland gain ground from a quick throw-in and accurate line kick. England have little problem execution their exit strategy, however, they infringe at the breakdown.

31

Scotland keep ball in hand but England force them back with strong defence, which dislodges the ball. The Scots have to front up physically if they are to turn things around.

29

PENALTY! Scotland butcher the line-out and a frustrated Hamilton gives away a penalty. Farrell pops over the three points.

26

Marler makes a big hit that dislodges the ball and Care finds space at the back and finds touch in the 22.

25

Hogg at first receiver kicks for territory after the line-out but only gains 15-odd metres.

24

The first scrum of the game cuts up the pitch and Scotland come away with a pressure-relieving penalty.

22

The England power up field and Twelvetrees injects some pace. The all goes wide where Swinson attempts an intercept only to knock-on.

20

Farrell this time misses his kick at goal after Lamont was caught offside.

18

England win considerable ground in a kicking duel, Weir with some ordinary kicking out of hand.

17

England are blown up straight from the restart but Laidlaw is off-target again.

15

England get the driving maul going but Scotland defend it well. Burrell times his run perfectly and runs a great line off Care to score the opening TRY! Farrell nails the CONVERSION!

13

Brown nearly dougle-legs Hogg out of his boots but the Scot holds on. The hosts try to turn up the pressure and Farrell spills the ball backwards but Scotland concede back-to-back penalties and ample ground.

9

Hartley goes off his feet after finding his jumper, which offers Laidlaw a difficult kick at goal - 42 metres on the angle - and it's away to the left.

8

Weir kicks low to Seymour and the ball just beats the returning wing into touch.

6

Low fails to roll away so England are on the attack from a 22 line-out. Care - like last week - pops over a DROP GOAL and England lead 3-0!

3

Farrell slips and misses the easy kick at goal!

2

Already both teams go the aerial route and Scotland are caught offside from a spilled up-and-under.

0

Weir gets us going in Edinburgh!

-5

The shocking condition of the pitch - it’s basically reduced to a mudbath - will play a major role (possibly mar the entire match) and limit the teams to direct rugby. The gainline battle and discipline will therefore be key and the teams will have to ensure they convert their opportunities into points.

-10

The Calcutta Cup will serve as extra motivation for Scotland, but the same is true for England, who have retained their matchday 23. Scotland have made six changes in all, the most notable debutant Fusaro replacing Brown.

-20

Both teams are coming off defeats, although England were two minutes away from getting their campaign off to a perfect start in Paris. That heart-breaking defeat will see England come out firing and that’s a bad omen for the Scots, who were mediocre against Ireland.

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Welcome to our build up to the always intense Calcutta Cup clash between Scotland and England at Murrayfield.
Scotland
Players
15 Stuart Hogg
14 Sean Maitland
13 Nick de Luca
12 Peter Horne
11 Tommy Seymour
10 Duncan Weir
9 Henry Pyrgos
8 Adam Ashe
7 Chris Fusaro
6 Robert Harley
5 Grant Gilchrist
4 Tim Swinson
3 Geoff Cross
2 Ross Ford
1 Alasdair Dickinson

Substitutes
23 Peter Murchie
22 Dougie Fife
21 Grayson Hart
20 Tyrone Holmes
19 Jonny Gray
18 Euan Murray
17 Moray Low
16 Kevin Bryce
England
Players
15 Mike Brown
14 Chris Ashton
13 Manu Tuilagi
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Marland Yarde
10 Freddie Burns
9 Ben Youngs
8 Billy Vunipola
7 Chris Robshaw
6 Tom Wood
5 Joe Launchbury
4 Courtney Lawes
3 David Wilson
2 Dylan Hartley
1 Joe Marler

Substitutes
23 Luther Burrell
22 Danny Cipriani
21 Lee Dickson
20 Ben Morgan
19 Dave Attwood
18 Kieran Brookes
17 Matt Mullan
16 Rob Webber