Scotland secures first win in Six Nations
February 7, 2021 7:52 am
Scotland claims first win at Twickenham since 1983. [Source: The Guardian]
Scotland has claimed a first win at Twickenham since 1983 after a shocking 11-6 Six Nations victory over England today.
Scotland capitalized on the hosts’ ill-discipline to give returning fly-half Finn Russell a chance at a penalty and the much-needed three-point lead.
Russell later set up Duhan van Der Merwe’s try.
When Scotland last beat England at Twickenham in 1983…
– Michael Jackson was riding high in the charts with Billie Jean
– Tootsie was a worldwide box office sensation
– Gregor Townsend was 9 years old
– none of the Scotland team were born pic.twitter.com/rlcFLdhGP2
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) February 6, 2021
Defending champions England clawed back six points and Russell’s charge was briefly halted by a yellow card.
Worth the wait! 🏆
— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 6, 2021
But a resilient Scotland was undeterred and added another penalty.
England had been favorites to win the tournament but with France having opened their Six Nations with a 50-10 defeat of Italy, their chances suddenly seem much slimmer.