Greg Townsend (Scotland coach, for the first time since 1983 in England, 11-6 in six-nation tournaments): “The calm with which we played, this solidarity, and this level of effort, it was fantastic. For the last few weeks we had a good feeling, the way the players were training and coming together, that we would play well. But for the first match of the tournament, for some, the first selection or first selection for some time, this level of performance is above our expectations. This is a great start to the tournament. We really respected England during the victory stages. We pressured their touch and we managed to win a few, our score was solid, defensively we were very good, and we were accurate in attack. In these situations, the ball was not always easy to travel but we did it a few times in the first half. Our choice on foot was good, we managed to pressure them on the leg. (My players) Controlled the entire game. A meeting like this will push us a lot … “
“Well determined, with great will, done to Scotland who played very well
Eddie Jones (England manager): “First of all, Kudos for Scotland who played very well, with a lot of determination, a lot of will. This was a bad day for us. I did not prepare the team well, we were wrong and we were far from our best level. I do not know exactly (what went wrong), If I had known, I would have fixed it. This is just one of them (bad) day. (Asked if he is trying to save his players by saying so) No, this is my responsibility. The players we send to the field are my responsibility and I accept it. But this is a good opportunity for us, we have to struggle a little bit, unite and think together why we should play like this. “
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