They sang the Flower of Scotland so loud that Eddie Jones may barely hear himself converse.
Drowned out by the uncooked elation of Murrayfield, the England coach muttered a couple of phrases over the stadium Tannoy as he got here to phrases with the worst defeat of his tenure.
‘They have been too good for us,’ he stated – because the Grand Slam went up in a puff of blue smoke. ‘I am certain they will have an ideal evening.’
Scotland captain John Barclay lifts the Calcutta Cup for Scotland after a dominant victory over England at Murrayfield
Huw Jones scores Scotland’s third and his second attempt in a implausible first-half show for the hosts at Murrayfield
The Scotland gamers and replacements race to rejoice with Jones after giving the hosts a robust lead at Murrayfield
MATCH DETAILS AND SIX NATIONS TABLE
SCOTLAND: Hogg, Seymour (Kinghorn 64), Jones, Horne (Griggs 71), Maitland, Russell, Laidlaw (Value 63); Reid (Bhatti 56), McInally, Berghan (WP Nel 68), Gilchrist (Swinson 56), Grey, Barclay, Watson, Wilson (Denton 68)
REPLACEMENTS NOT USED: Lawson
TRIES: Jones (14, 37); Maitland (30)
CONVERSIONS: Laidlaw (15, 38)
PENALTIES: Laidlaw (2); Russell (67)
ENGLAND: Brown (Nowell 56), Watson, Joseph, Farrell, Might, Ford (Te’o 64), Care (Wigglesworth 71); Vunipola (Marler 68), Hartley (George 56), Cole (Williams 64), Launchbury (Kruis 71), Itoje, Lawes, Robshaw, Hughes (Underhill 55)
TRIES: Farrell (44)
CONVERSIONS: Farrell (43)
PENALTIES: Farrell (14, 17)
Within the background of the evening chill, jubilant Scotland lifted the Calcutta Cup for the primary time in a decade.
Outfought and outthought, England’s pre-match confidence evaporated earlier than the sport had even begun.
‘Simply one other sport’, they stated. ‘We’re prepared for no matter they throw at us,’ they stated.
What they weren’t ready for was the bravest, boldest Scottish efficiency for the reason that flip of the century.
England have been hammered on the breakdown and picked aside by hot-heeled Finn Russell, who arrange team-mate Huw Jones for 2 first-half tries.
The tone was set the second England stepped off the bus into Murrayfield’s concrete concourse.
Owen Farrell retains England’s hopes alive with an early attempt within the second half to cut back the guests’ deficit to 9 factors
England seemed to have gotten again into the sport after Farrell broke by way of to attain once more however his attempt was disallowed
Farrell seems to be dejected after having his second attempt disallowed for a knock on as England fail to make the breakthrough
Eddie Jones’s aspect talk about ways after a poor first 40 minutes see them path by 16 factors going into the break on Saturday
Escorted in at snail tempo by a band of kilted bagpipers, Scotsmen hung from the gantries to supply essentially the most hostile of welcomes.
They booed Mike Brown and Owen Farrell – however the sharpest jeers have been held again for Jones.
Flanked by safety guards, the Crimson Rose coach B-lined for the protection of the stadium and, an hour later, Farrell needed to be pulled away from Scottish gamers after a scuffle in the course of the heat up.
That ferocity was transferred to the pitch – a minimum of from a Scottish perspective.
Gregor Townsend’s gamers describe him as essentially the most studious coach they’ve ever labored underneath.
Each aspect of the opposition is dissected and, from the very begin, the hosts focused the breakdown as an space of weak point.
What the Scottish back-row lacked in dimension and energy, they made up for with velocity and hustle across the deal with space.
They uncovered England’s lack of ‘fetcher’ amongst Courtney Lawes, Chris Robshaw and Nathan Hughes – leaving critical questions concerning the future dynamic of England’s personal back-row.
‘We put a couple of extra numbers in on the breakdown,’ admitted Barclay.
‘We really spoke about not competing as a lot there this week – however alternatives introduced themselves. It is about making good choices.’
Sean Maitland scores underneath the stress of Anthony Watson as Scotland take a robust lead of their Six Nations match
Maitland celebrates scoring Scotland’s second attempt after Watson fails to cease the winger from going over
It took three minutes for Grant Gilchrist to jackal over Hughes – with Greig Laidlaw kicking the penalty to place Scotland on the right track for a victory for the ages.
Defeat would show to be the largest physique blow to this point on England’s quest to grow to be world champions.
There was a short comeback – Hughes carrying the ball in a single hand like a babies’s toy – however Scotland’s defence was virtually watertight.
Greeted by a refrain of boos, Farrell levelled the rating with a penalty earlier than Scotland raced away to an unassailable victory.
All the pre-match debate had focussed on Russell’s self-combustion in opposition to Wales and France.
Ought to the maverick be given one other probability, they requested? How he silenced his critics.
Every part Russell touched turned to gold, reducing the English defence to ribbons together with his breezy fashion.
Scotland had not scored in a Calcutta Cup conflict at Murrayfield since 2008 however right here they scored three in 23 minutes.
First, they attacked by way of their maul. Russell’s grubber kick eluded Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson, with Jones pouncing to attain.
Would they capitulate once more? They conceded an affordable penalty however tries two and three rapidly adopted.
They dared to run the ball from deep, with Russell catching Brown – who had his worst sport underneath Jones – out of place to earn territory from the boot.
England’s gamers bickered, whereas Scotland smelt blood and historical past.
Farrell kicked two penalties efficiently for England in a dismal first-half show of their Six Nations grudge match
Moments after Brown threw a go straight into contact, Russell counter-attacked from deep inside his 22.
He threw a hair-raising go previous the clutches of Joseph to search out Jones, who charged 60 metres downfield.
Hooker Stuart McInally saved the moved alive, earlier than Laidlaw and Russell mixed to arrange Sean Maitland on the left wing.
‘I feel the workforce have been world class,’ stated Russell.
England have been shell shocked. Jones sat numb and expressionless in his teaching field.
Russell wound up Danny Care with a cheeky smile, whereas Hughes pinned his reverse man to the bottom in frustration.
Then Scotland’s Jones struck once more. He slipped by way of the deal with of Hughes to interrupt the road, earlier than charging by way of Brown and Watson to go away Murrayfield dreaming of the unmentionable.
Absolutely the hosts would get up to their acquainted despair within the second half, they requested?
Scotland’s Tommy Seymour leaves the pitch with physios after sustaining an damage in Six Nations match on Saturday
Courtney Lawes wins the lineout for England as Jones’s aspect look to interrupt down a resolute Scottish defence at Murrayfield
‘So long as we do not get fully rolled over,’ muttered one disenchanted Scotland supporter on the early-morning pre-match flight from London to Edinburgh.
It appeared like they might come crashing right down to earth when, after a free clearance kick, Farrell ran underneath the posts to slim the deficit to 9 factors.
However fortune was not on England’s aspect – as Care and Farrell had quickfire tries disallowed for a breakdown infringement and a knock on.
In the meantime, Jones continued to terrorise the English midfield. The centre was educated at Millfield Faculty in England however left for South Africa after being rejected by each membership within the Premiership. He was noticed by a Glasgow Warriors scout on Wikipedia and right here he exacted revenge.
England averted kicking the ball lengthy to Stuart Hogg however his team-mates greater than compensated.
On got here Jack Nowell, Harry Williams, Ben Te’o and Jamie George, however alternative flanker Sam Underhill was sinbinned for a no-arms deal with on Jamie Bhatti after 67 minutes.
Russell kicked the penalty and Scotland edged nearer in the direction of the largest upset of the 12 months.
Chants of ‘SCOTLAND, SCOTLAND, SCOTLAND’ might be heard 50 miles west within the No 10’s hometown.
Trailing by 12 factors within the closing 10 minutes, England confronted their largest take a look at of character of the Jones regime. And so they failed it, miserably.
Stuart Hogg celebrates his aspect’s well-known victory on the house of Scottish rugby with an enormous gesture to the group
Farrell, George Ford, Ben Te’o and the remainder of the England cohort are compelled to look at Scotland elevate the Calcutta Cup
Finn Russell, pictured with the well-known previous trophy, returned to type at simply the correct time for the hosts at Murrayfield