Edinburgh, Scotland – England revived in a six-nation tournament after defeating Scotland by snatch (13-6) in a match complicated by weather conditions in Edinburgh on Saturday.
England, along with Wales with 5 points, remain in third place in Ireland (9 points) ahead of France-Italy on Sunday, while Scotland are in 5th place with double digits in two games with a defensive bonus.
This 149th Calcutta Cup gave a rough match between unbalanced rain and a violent but intermittent wind, explaining the countless number of clumsiness in the kicking game.
Hands were not more efficient for the two teams, suggesting that the score was still 3-3 with a little more than 10 minutes from the end.
Unable in the game time series, the Scots locked themselves in a completely sterile physical challenge, facing the English yet held in defense, managing to roll all the balls out.
In the end, it is showing itself to be a bit more realistic than its hosts and in its brand new captain’s outfit, taking advantage of a scandal at 5 meters by a decidedly struggling Stuart Hogg at the start of the tournament, That they changed the game.
Replacement hooker Ellis Gainz was pushed to the line (10–3, 69th) by Tom Curry and Mario Itoje, before penalties from each side came in to slightly garnish the scoreboard.
An important victory but far from convincing the English beaten by France last Sunday (24–17).
Disappointing in animation with Heinz-Ford Cage with sometimes questionable choices, the English relied on the power ahead of them to inspire the Scots.
Eddie Jones has been ordered to reinstate the vice-world champion ahead of the Irish leader’s reception in two weeks for a turning point in the competition.
Scotland, it will try to achieve the first success in Italy.
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