England and Scotland investigated over Farrell tunnel clash

Ismael LynchFeb 26, 2018

After half-time they were better, and it was Scotland making the mistakes that looked potentially costly, but as long as the gap was over 10 points it never actually looked like a momentum shift had been completed.

"That was as good a victory Scotland have had probably since 1986", former Scotland fullback Gavin Hastings said.

But Saturday's defeat raised some major questions over England's ability to dethrone New Zealand in Japan, with Jones's men conceding a costly 13 penalties as they were over-run by a ferocious Scotland at the breakdown. "You've got to be good enough to handle it and we weren't today, so I apologise for our performance".

He has 10 tries in 14 tests, having also crossed twice in Scotland's humiliating Twickenham loss a year ago and against Samoa, New Zealand, and Australia in the autumn.

Reports emerged just before kick-off that star back Owen Farrell had been involved in a fracas with members of Scotland's squad.

The BBC are reporting that both sides became embroiled in a shoving match as they returned to the dressing room after the warm-ups.

It proved yet another Calcutta Cup clash was not going to be for the weak or faint hearted.

Despite that 16-point lead at half time, captain Hartley admits his side thought they could still muster a comeback.

His long pass from just outside the 22 released Jones who sprinted clear before being tackled by wing Jonny May.

Russell knocked over the penalty and the party could start in earnest in a fevered atmosphere at Murrayfield. This allowed Finn Russell time on the ball to put in an attacking kick for Huw Jones to pounce on. The centre dived on the ball and the crowd erupted again as Laidlaw added the simple conversion.

Scotland were excellent and fully deserved their win over England at Murrayfield on the weekend.

He scored two of the Scots' three first half tries - one an individual effort from near halfway - as they blew away England before the break, then weathered an inevitable response from the visitors with brilliant defence and indomitable spirit.

"Later on in the evening we had more and more people coming in to celebrate the victory".

Earlier in the week, Scotland centre Peter Horne said he was looking forward to having a crack at Farrell, but his comments weren't exactly incendiary.

England then found themselves a man down with 14 minutes left when Sam Underhill was sin-binned for a risky challenge on opposing replacement Jamie Bhatti. Given that the previous defeat came in Dublin, where similar pre-match ceremonies take place in a presidential welcome and not two but three anthems are played, do England switch off?

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