SCOTLAND bounced back to a Six Nations win over England for the first time since 1984 with a thrilling comeback win at Murrayfield.
A raucous Murrayfield rocked the home team to a stunning 20-17 win over Eddie Jones’ Red Roses in the match Calcutta Cup courtesy of a penalty trial.
Marcus Smith gave England the lead early on, but Ben White pulled through a few minutes later to give Scotland the lead on his debut.
White was only brought on to replace Ali Price with a head injury, and when Price was relieved of the concussion, the scorer was withdrawn.
Three Smith penalties, with one answered by Finn Russell, sent England into a 17-10 spot with 20 penalties before a moment of frenzy from Luke Cowan-Dickie.
The England player was dumped in the trash after deliberately hitting the ball out in front of waiting Darcy Graham on his test track.
A corner kick towards Graham sent goalkeeper Cowan-Dickie running out of position, and he could only flap the ball to suffer a blatant penalty.
To add insult to injury, referee Ben O’Keeffe gave the home team a penalty to level the score.
Russell then led the Scots with eight minutes remaining and despite a tense end, the home team secured a famous victory.
A knock-out in the last 60 seconds sent England into turmoil just before the mark, but with referee O’Keeffe reluctant to issue a penalty, the chaos continued to need to be re-established. .
Ben Youngs eventually dug the ball from behind the post, but as England advanced in search of an equalizer, the ball swept forward, giving Scotland the win.
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