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England and Scotland victorious in the Six Nations


England and Scotland victorious in the Six Nations

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.

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.