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  • England vs Scotland Report

    Matthew Booker, February 2 2013,
    England off to perfect start
    Billy Twelvetrees scores for England
    Billy Twelvetrees scores for England
    England have started 2013 on the right foot with a 38-18 victory over Scotland at Twickenham.

    The four try effort was comprehensive from the hosts as they dominated possesion for the entire match and were fully deserving of the result.

    The match started out with both sides aiming for the sticks before convert Sean Maitland scored on debut for the visitors. But England found their rhythm before the break and built a 19-11 lead.

    England then strode away from Scotland with 3 second half tries to leave their coach Stuart Lancaster well satisfied.

    In fact, Lancaster's main problem is now having too many options. Billy Twelvetrees stepped into the no.12 jersey and was a standout, winning man of the match honors. With Manu Tuilagi coming back from injury Lancaster has a tough choice on his hands.

    Next weeks match against Ireland in Dublin now looms as must watch rugby.

    England: 38
    Tries: Ashton, Twelvetrees, Parling, Care
    Cons: Farrell 3
    Pens: Farrell 3

    Scotland: 18
    Tries: Maitland, Hogg
    Cons: Laidlaw
    Pens: Laidlaw 2

    England vs Scotland

    Date: Saturday, 2 Feb 2013
    Time: 00:00 (GMT)
    Competition: Six Nations Championship
    Live/Repeat: Live
    Venue: Twickenham Stadium (London)

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