Six Nations citing officer to rule on Scotland vs. England tunnel fracas

  • Six Nations citing officer to rule on Scotland vs. England tunnel fracas

Six Nations citing officer to rule on Scotland vs. England tunnel fracas

Winger Sean Maitland crossed for the other try — from a move started by Jones' break down the right.

"It is the biggest win from a coaching perspective", Townsend said.

Scotland entered this season's competition as an outside bet for the title only to suffer a chastening 34-7 first-up loss to Wales in Cardiff.

The BBC reported a pre-match scuffle involving Farrell and Scotland players as both teams headed for the dressing rooms after completing their respective warm-ups. He plays on that line, he probably didn't have his best games in the first two games but today he was outstanding. "If you did that you would have written off Scotland three weeks ago when they got taken apart by Wales".

'We came into the tournament aiming to win as many games as we can. It's never nice to get beat, We were not in the game for the first 40 minutes and full marks to Scotland they were the better side.

"We're under no illusions - we've now got a really tough away game".

Reports emerged just before kick-off that star back Owen Farrell had been involved in a fracas with members of Scotland's squad.

Asked if that had had any bearing on the match, Eddie Jones said: "I don't know, I don't think so, these things happen".

It was England's first defeat to Scotland in ten years, and it will hurt badly for a team so used to winning.

A silver lining for England is that every great team goes through something like this. England will be annoyed with their general execution and Eddie Jones may regret taking on Scotland's back row with only one fetcher.

ENGLAND rugby boss Eddie Jones was spotted in Hertford as Gareth Southgate's Three Lions trained.

Just before half-time the Scots brought Murrayfield to its feet with their third try when Jones burst through England's midfield and held off the despairing tackles of fullback Mike Brown and wing Anthony Watson before going under the posts.

England thought they were about to score their second try when Care intercepted a loose pass from opposing scrum-half Laidlaw but referee Nigel Owens penalised England lock Joe Launchbury for slowing the ball at the preceding ruck.

And Hartley, whose 92nd Test saw him become England men's second most capped player of all-time, blamed a lack of intensity at the breakdown as the catalyst behind defeat, as well as close calls as the cause of huge momentum shifts.

The visitors' chances of victory all but ended when replacement Sam Underhill was sin-binned for a no-arms tackle in the 66th, when the score was 22-13.

Finn Russell knocked over the penalty and the party could start in earnest in a fevered atmosphere at Murrayfield.