Sat 16 Mar 2019 | 07:05

Great Scots! England stunned by epic comeback

Great Scots! England stunned by epic comeback
Sat 16 Mar 2019 | 07:05
Great Scots! England stunned by epic comeback
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Scotland saw their hopes of a first win at Twickenham since 1983 dashed in stoppage time as a remarkable Calcutta Cup clash ended in a 38-38 draw with England on Saturday.

England stormed into a 31-0 lead before the Scots scored 38 unanswered second-half points in a remarkable rally.

But with a famous win in the latest edition of rugby union’s oldest international fixture in sight and 80 minutes on the clock, England replacement flyhalf George Ford scored a try between the posts that he converted with the last kick of the match to tie the scores.

Scotland retained the Calcutta Cup following their 25-13 win at Murrayfield last year.

Scotland, however, scored six tries, Darcy Graham crossing twice, in a run of 38 unanswered points to be within minutes of a first Twickenham triumph since 1983.

But with 80 minutes played, England kicked a penalty to touch for an attacking line-out and, eventually, in the third minute of extra time, replacement fly-half George Ford went over for a try he converted to tie the scores with the last kick of the game.

The scorers:

For England:
Tries: Nowell, Curry, Launchbury, May, Ford
Cons: Farrell 4, Ford
Pen: Farrell

For Scotland:
Tries: McInally, Graham 2, Bradbury, Russell, Johnson
Cons: Russell 2, Laidlaw 2

Teams

England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (captain), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Mark Wilson, 5 George Kruis, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Ben Moon.
Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Brad Shields, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 George Ford, 23 Ben Te’o.

Scotland: 15 Sean Maitland, 14 Darcy Graham, 13 Nick Grigg, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Byron McGuigan, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price, 8 Magnus Bradbury, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Sam Skinner, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Ben Toolis, 3 Willem Nel, 2 Stuart McInally (captain), 1 Allan Dell.
Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Gordon Reid, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Jonny Gray, 20 Josh Strauss, 21 Greig Laidlaw, 22 Adam Hastings, 23 Chris Harris.

Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

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