6N asking England and Scotland to explain pre-match scuffle

Lawrence Cooper
March 1, 2018

As both sets of players headed for the dressing room following the warm-up, television cameras caught Farrell clashing with Ryan Wilson.

It didn't spark a comeback, though.

A Scottish Rugby spokesperson told the BBC: "Scotland are delighted to have won the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield and the focus of the team now turns to the game against Ireland in Dublin". "We lacked proper spacing in defence and we've got to find out why", said Jones.

"We lacked intensity and we've got to find out why".

"I think we're about to see the best of Finn and his performance on Saturday was just astonishing".

The fly-half produced the flawless riposte to the questions surrounding his place in the team, playing a huge part in all three of his side's tries and adding the penalty in the second half that made the game safe.

They relied on penalties that day but this was a different story altogether.

Nothing sums up his game though, quite like this simply sumptuous pass to Huw Jones that set-up Scotland's second-try.

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He has 10 tries in 14 Tests, having also crossed twice in Scotland's humiliating 61-21 loss at Twickenham a year ago and against Samoa, New Zealand, and Australia in the autumn.

Scotland recycled possession and, off the back of a ruck, Russell's cut-out ball sent left wing Maitland in at the corner.

Scotland started with a dismal loss in Wales but rebounded by beating France in round two.

"We didn't do that two or three weeks ago in Cardiff".

Jones repeatedly denied knowledge of what had taken place, as did every player from both teams when asked for their version of events. We are trying to develop a strong team but the occasion was too big for us. "That win blows the competition open now".

"This is going to be part of the journey, we'll learn from this", said England captain Dylan Hartley, who, like Jones, highlighted the team's passiveness at the breakdown.

While the players can not be cited for the tunnel incident which occurred before the whistle, Wilson was citing for alleged contact with the eye area.

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