14 Mar 2010

Scotland and England fight out tryless draw in Six Nations clash

11:26 am on 14 March 2010

The Scotland and England rugby sides fought out their first draw for 21 years when a try-less, error-strewn Six Nations game ended 15-all at Murrayfield, severely denting the title hopes of the visitors.

Scotland's Dan Parks kicked four penalties and a drop goal while three penalties from Jonny Wilkinson and two from Toby Flood kept England in it, though Flood missed a long-range effort to win the game two minutes from time.

Scotland, beaten by France, Wales and Italy and seemingly on course for the wooden spoon, produced a spirited performance to please their coach, former England supremo Andy Robinson.

England, needing a win to have a realistic chance of their first title since 2003, once again looked desperately shorn of ideas and invention and never threatened a try.

France, who host Italy on Sunday, top the standings on six points and are heavily favoured to take the title with a grand slam.

Ireland, who beat Wales 27-12 earlier, are on six from four games and need France to lose to either Italy or England to have any chance of retaining their Six Nations crown

England have five points, Italy and Wales two points and Scotland one.