21st February 04:39 AM
England keeps Six Nations title hopes alive with 13-6 win over Scotland
By Semi Turaga
Sunday 09/02/2020
[Photo:UnitedSports]

England has kept their Six Nations title hopes alive with a 13-6 win over Scotland in awful weather conditions.

Ellis Genge barrelled home for the only try with 10 minutes remaining as driving rain and strong gusts made for a disrupted, error-ridden contest at Murrayfield.

BBC Sports reports the result meant Scotland fell short of a third-straight Calcutta Cup, but England climb level on points with second-placed Wales, four adrift of unbeaten leaders Ireland.

Captain Owen Farrell struck a penalty in either half, missing three more attempts from the tee as the weather contributed to a low-scoring affair.

Adam Hastings replied twice for Scotland, his 78th-minute kick ensuring Gregor Townsend's men pick up a second losing bonus point in as many weekends.

Meanwhile, Ireland sent out a statement of intent as they ran in four tries to end Wales' hopes of consecutive Grand Slams with a deserved 24-14 win in Dublin.

Tries from Jordan Larmour and Tadhg Furlong, either side of Tomos Williams' reply for Wales, saw the hosts lead 12-7 at half-time in the Six Nations game.

Josh van der Flier's score after the break and Andrew Conway's 75th-minute try sealed the home side's win.

Justin Tipuric's injury-time score provided late consolation for Wales.

[Source:BBC]

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