England 6-11 Scotland: Finn Russell orchestrates first Scottish win at Twickenham since 1983



England: (6) 6
Pens: Farrell 2
Scotland: (8) 11
Try: Van der Merwe Pens: Russell 2

Scotland claimed a first win at Twickenham since 1983 as returning fly-half Finn Russell orchestrated a shock 11-6 Six Nations victory over England.

Capitalising on the hosts’ ill discipline, Russell gave Scotland a three-point lead before helping to set up Duhan van Der Merwe’s try.

Defending champions England clawed back six points and Russell’s charge was briefly halted by a yellow card.

But a resilient Scotland were undeterred and added another penalty.

England had been favourites to win the tournament but, with France having opened their Six Nations with a 50-10 defeat of Italy, their chances suddenly seem much slimmer.

Scotland, on the other hand, look likely to improve on last year’s fourth-place finish with Wales their opponents at Murrayfield next weekend.

More to follow.


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