Scotland pulled off consecutive wins over England for the primary time in 38 years with a gripping 20-17 victory at Murrayfield within the Six Nations on Saturday.
The self-belief Scotland took from its historic win at Twickenham a 12 months in the past was brilliantly backed up because it soaked up immense stress from its personal expectant full home of followers and, particularly, a younger England aspect.
Scotland appeared prefer it was out of the sport late within the second half, as England was controlling ball and territory till a self-inflicted triple blow within the 66th minute.
As a Finn Russell cross-field kick was falling to Darcy Graham on the best wing close to the England tryline, England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie rose above him and intentionally slapped the ball volleyball-style into contact.
However Cowan-Dickie was sin-binned and Scotland given a penalty attempt to tie the rating within the rain.
All of the sudden, Scotland had a agency foothold within the recreation once more and Murrayfield refound its voice.
Scotland shortly pinned England again on its tryline and, with out Cowan-Dickie, substitute prop Joe Marler threw the ball right into a lineout, however not 5 meters. Penalty. Scotland set a scrum and obtained a penalty when England’s seven-man scrum collapsed.
Russell kicked over the penalty to return the lead for Scotland at 20-17 with eight minutes to go.
The Scots could not let the drama finish there, nonetheless.
A penalty likelihood for Scotland to go six factors forward with three minutes to go was overturned. England then obtained a penalty inside Scotland’s half however went for contact as a substitute of the posts. Scotland stole the throw-in solely to concede a scrum.
The groups set 4 scrums over 5 minutes and have been into the eighty fifth minute when England attacked off the scrum just for Graham to show over the ball and finish the competition, and provides his aspect successive wins over England for the primary time since 1983-84.