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England battle to 13-6 victory

England players pose for a photograph as they celebrate with the Calcutta Cup after the match.
England players pose for a photograph as they celebrate with the Calcutta Cup after the match.

EDINBURGH, Saturday - Prop Ellis Genge drove through for the only try of the game as England eventually found a way past Scotland in an error-strewn Six Nations clash played in foul Edinburgh conditions as a 13-6 triumph regained the Calcutta Cup on Saturday.

The teams were locked at 3-3 with 10 minutes remaining of a chaotic match when Genge was shoved over by his team mates following a good scrum to give England a much-needed victory after last week’s opening defeat in France.

It was just about the only memorable moment of a game where the conditions made handling and kicking a huge challenge but England will not care about that, having drawn with the Scots at Twickenham last year and lost on their last visit to Murrayfield in 2018.

“We are happy with the performance,” said their captain Owen Farrell. “To come up here with the conditions and the atmosphere, we knew it would be tough. The wind was unpredictable and it made the ball go out on the full a few times but the most pleasing thing was our attitude. We grew as the game went on.”

England, battling to get any sort of continuity in the gale, would have been relatively pleased to reach halftime 3-0 up as Farrell landed one of his three penalty attempts.

Adam Hastings levelled it at 3-3 soon after the restart as Scotland came out full of energy, but, after a ragged period with barely a pass going to hand or a kick going where it was intended, England finally managed to gain some ground. – Agencies

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