Scotland claim first Twickenham win since 1983

Scotland beat England at Twickenham for first time since 1983, on opening weekend of Six Nations; Duhan van der Merwe scored only try, with Finn Russell adding two penalties in memorable Test for Scots; England register only two Owen Farrell penalties

By Michael Cantillon at Twickenham
Last Updated: 06/02/21 6:40pm

Scotland clinched a thoroughly deserved Calcutta Cup victory over England at Twickenham on Saturday

Scotland sealed their first victory over England at Twickenham for 38 years with a dominant display in a tight 11-6 Six Nations win.
The visitors were clearly the better team in the first half and scored the only try through Duhan van der Merwe on his championship debut, along with a Finn Russell penalty.England kept in touch via the boot of skipper Owen Farrell as time and again Scotland passed up further chances to extend their lead.
Russell missed a penalty to go eight points ahead in the second period before skipper Stuart Hogg did likewise with just nine minutes remaining. Neither moment was to prove decisive, however, as Scotland held on for a memorable and deserved victory on the 150th anniversary of the Calcutta Cup.More to follow…


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