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February 04, 2023

Scotland open Six Nations with a win

Posted by Editor on February 4, 2023 06:44 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Matt Fagerson made 27 tackles in a great Scottish defensive effort
Scotland opened the Six Nations in style with a 29-23 win over England at Twickenham.

Scotland twice led in the first half with a try by Huw Jones and a spectacular 60-metre effort by Duhan Van der Merwe, who carved through five defenders. England hit back with two tries for Max Malins then edged 13-12 ahead at halftime with a penalty by Owen Farrell.

In the second period Ellis Genge went over to extend England's lead but scrum-half Ben White slipped through for Scotland's third try to keep it as a one-point game heading into the final quarter.

A penalty apiece kept it that way until Scotland put together a great attack to put Van der Merwe over in the corner four minutes from the end to retain the Calcutta Cup.