3 Feb 2013

England beat Scotland in Six Nations

12:40 pm on 3 February 2013

England started their Six Nations rugby campaign with a 38-18 Calcutta Cup win as Scotland's 30-year wait for a Twickenham triumph was extended yet again.

Scotland's first match under Australian interim coach Scott Johnson started strongly with former Crusader Sean Maitland crossing on his test debut, the New Zealand-born winger scoring one of the two Scottish tries.

But England, fresh from their record-breaking 38-21 win over world champions New Zealand last time out, hit back through a Chris Ashton try and five goalkicks from Owen Farrell giving them a 19-11 half-time lead.

Scotland scored first in the second half before England moved away for a comfortable victory, scoring four tries to two.