England battled to victory over the French in their Six Nations opener at Twickenham.
The home side had a poor first half and France would have been dissapointed not to go in at the interval in front 9-9 meant the match was in the balance.
France again led with 10 minutes to until Ben Te’o’s try extended England’s winning run to a record 15 Test matches.
England 19-16 France.
Try: Teo’o Con: Farrell Pens: Farrell 3, Daly
Try: Slimani Con: Lopez Pens: Lopez 3
Scotland and Ireland produced a thriller at Murrayfield with the Scots continuing to improve and consolidate under coach Vern Cotter.
BREAKING: Scotland defeat Ireland 27-22 in Six Nations opener. Story to follow. pic.twitter.com/b6LMe18DGW— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) February 4, 2017
The home side’s 27-22 victory was only their second opening-round victory in Six Nations history.
Scotland prepare for the French next week in Paris.
Scotland 27-22 Ireland.
Tries: Hogg 2, Dunbar Cons: Laidlaw 3 Pens: Laidlaw 2
Tries: Earls, Henderson, Jackson Cons: Jackson 2 Pens: Jackson.