Nonetheless, both sides went in at the same time, and a flashpoint erupted, with Owen Farrell and John Barclay reportedly involved. If there was, we shouldn't let that detract from a great Scotland victory.
Scrum-half Greig Laidlaw wasted no time in getting the party started as soon as the final whistle sounded bringing down the curtain on a stunning 25-13 win over England at Murrayfield on Saturday.
"It was important for us to win against France just to get some points on the board and we did that". Given that the previous defeat came in Dublin, where similar pre-match ceremonies take place in a presidential welcome and not two but three anthems are played, do England switch off?
Buoyed by a vociferous crowd the hosts consistently stretched the visitors' defence and Jones collected a deft Russell grubber kick to dive over next to the posts to score Scotland's first home try against England since 2004. Calls were growing for the introduction of promotion and relegation in the championship, giving the likes of Georgia and Romania hope of a spot in the Northern Hemisphere jamboree.
"That next game is a massive test and that's what we're thinking about now". "We knew how important this week was going to be, what it meant to our supporters and the players played with some real pride".
Aside from keeping Scotland's hopes alive the in this season's tournament, the win against England will also provide peace of mind to several members of the squad who suffered humiliation at Twickenham a year ago. They relied on penalties that day but this was a different story altogether.
His other try might end up being the best of the tournament, breaking through a tackle just inside England's half and running 50 meters before bursting through two defenders to score. He has 10 tries in 14 tests.
England trailed 22-6 at half-time as Finn Russell orchestrated a blistering series of tries that saw Huw Jones cross twice before Sean Maitland finished a dazzling third that swept from touchline to touchline before concluding in the left corner.
The size of the task facing Scotland is underlined by the fact a Wales team who thumped Barclay's men by 27 points then found themselves outmuscled by the English a fortnight ago despite coughing up just two penalty infringements.
Jones pointed out that his champions had won the second-half 7-3, mainly thanks to Farrell's well-taken try, but Scotland were already out of sight having dominated the breakdown.
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