Scotland helped England out on Saturday by demonstrating to them that they are not on a par with they think they are, as indicated by observers. Scotland scored three tries to procure an exciting 25-13 triumph over England – their first prevail upon their opponents since 2008.
Huw Jones scored two tries and Sean Maitland got another at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, in the celebrated Six Nations rugby competition.
It was one moment crush for England in 26 Test coordinates under head mentor Eddie Jones, and finished their expectations of a Grand Slam.
The Scots’ 25-13 triumph at Murrayfield may just have been the second thrashing endured by England in the very nearly over two years of Eddie Jones’ rule, yet it underlines what a developing number of individuals have been stating for quite a long time: that the present squad isn’t equipped for winning the World Cup one year from now.
At the point when Jones assumed control in the wake of the 2015 Rugby World Cup calamity, the Australian sketched out his methodology for winning the following competition: there would be three stages, beginning with establishing the frameworks. The following stage would develop a world-beating side, and the third is win the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Jones pulled off the primary stage, with England winning the 2016 Grand Slam and the 2017 Six Nations title, regardless of losing to Ireland in the last match of the competition – yet that annihilation uncovered splits in his masterplan.
A portion of the England players didn’t adapt to the weight put on them by the Irish, and the same was valid in Saturday’s annihilation to Scotland.
SCOTLAND: S Hogg (Glasgow); T Seymour (Glasgow), H Jones (Glasgow), P Horne (Glasgow), S Maitland (Saracens); F Russell (Glasgow), G Laidlaw (Clermont Auvergne); G Reid (London Irish), S McInally (Edinburgh), S Berghan (Edinburgh), G Gilchrist (Edinburgh), J Gray (Glasgow), J Barclay (Scarlets, capt), H Watson (Edinburgh), R Wilson (Glasgow). Replacements: S Lawson (Newcastle), J Bhatti (Glasgow), W Nel (Edinburgh), T Swinson (Glasgow), D Denton (Worcester), A Price (Glasgow), N Grigg (Glasgow), B Kinghorn (Edinburgh).
ENGLAND: M Brown (Harlequins); A Watson (Bath), J Joseph (Bath), O Farrell (Saracens), J May (Leicester); G Ford (Leicester), D Care (Harlequins); M Vunipola (Saracens), D Hartley (Northampton, capt), D Cole (Leicester), J Launchbury (Wasps), M Itoje (Saracens), C Lawes (Northampton), C Robshaw (Harlequins), N Hughes (Wasps). Replacements: J George (Saracens), J Marler (Harlequins), H Williams (Exeter), G Kruis (Saracens), S Underhill (Bath), R Wigglesworth (Saracens), B Te’o (Worcester), J Nowell (Exeter).
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Other Six Nations results
Ireland 37-27 Wales: Ireland inched closer to a Grand Slam by beating Wales in a thrilling Six Nations battle in Dublin. Winger Jacob Stockdale scored two tries with Bundee Aki, Dan Leavy and Cian Healy also scoring tries for the Irish.
France 34-17 Italy: France ended their winless run with a comfortable win in Marseille to continue Italy’s Six Nations misery. The hosts wasted countless chances before eventually putting away a tired-looking Italy.
Scotland Women 8-43 England Women: Danielle Waterman and Charlotte Pearce both scored two tries as England beat their Scottish rivals in the Women’s Six Nations at Scotstoun.
France Women 57-0 Italy Women: France produced their best performance of the Women’s Six Nations to date as they thrashed Italy to keep pace with England at the top of the table.