14 Mar 2016

England win Six Nations

7:48 am on 14 March 2016

England has won the Six Nations rugby championship for the first time since 2011 after Scotland beat France 29-18 at Murrayfield this morning.

Mike Brown of England celebrates scoring a try.

Mike Brown of England celebrates scoring a try against Ireland last month. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

It was only the second time in the competition that Scotland had beaten France.

Defeat means that France, who were defeated 19-10 by Wales a fortnight ago, remain on four points and cannot overhaul Eddie Jones's English side.

England, who secured a thrilling 25-21 victory over Wales yesterday, have eight points after four matches and secured the title for only the second time since their 2003 World Cup triumph.

France opened the try scoring in the fourth minute through Guilhem Guirado, but Stuart Hogg and Duncan Taylor scored two tries in the space of three minutes at the end of the first half.

Gael Fickou responded with France's second try on the stroke of half-time, but Tim Visser added a third for Scotland in the 67th minute against the run of play as the hosts leapfrogged France into third place on four points.