First day and first surprise of this Six Nations tournament. Scotland beat England 11-6 at Twickenham this Saturday afternoon in the wake of France’s easy win over Italy (50-10). The Scots had not achieved this feat since the 1983 Five Nations Tournament (22-). 12 wins).
The match started badly for Quinze de la Rose, who received a penalty from the opening half of Racing 92 Finn Russell in the 6th minute. At the half-hour mark, the Scots made their only attempt of the match through their winger Duhan van der Mehwe.
unmotivated and motivated
While they lead 8–0, just before half-time the English are proud: captain Owen Farrell sent two penalties between positions to return to 6–8.
But the English lack the motivation and discipline against a brave Fifteen du Chardon who can count on their opener Finn Russell to score a new penalty (11-6) before the fiftieth minute. Scottish captain, fullback Stuart Hogg was adjudged man of the match.
Already a turning point in the tournament?
Winner of the previous Six Nations tournament but already in difficulty this fall (particularly against the France B’ team), Quinze de la Rose confirms that he is struggling and clearly with this first defeat. Sees your status as favorite, what’s more at home. England should also give up on their Grand Slam ambitions earlier.
This necklace is the business of the blues, a walk in Rome earlier in the afternoon. While France will pass a big Test against Ireland in Dublin next Sunday, England especially should not miss Saturday and start their tournament against the same Italians. Scotland will meet Wales.
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