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England and Scotland victorious in the Six Nations


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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.

England:
Try: Teo’o Con: Farrell Pens: Farrell 3, Daly
France:
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.

Scotland:
Tries: Hogg 2, Dunbar Cons: Laidlaw 3 Pens: Laidlaw 2
Ireland:
Tries: Earls, Henderson, Jackson Cons: Jackson 2 Pens: Jackson.

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