England retain Calcutta Cup – Scotland 15-15 England

England retained the Calcutta Cup in a hard fought but dower nail biting draw with Scotland, who now look certain to end with the Six Nations wooden spoon.

Dan Parks kicked the Scots into a 9-6 half-time lead with two penalties and a drop-goal to two Wilkinson penalties at Murrayfield.

The second period and Jonny Wilkinson levelled the scores at 9-9 soon after the restart, however a sickening head clash saw him leave the field and Toby Flood enter the fray. At this moment Dan Foden also came on and at last England ran some ball. England through Flood took the lead for the first time but Parks cancelled it out and although Flood had the chance to win it for England with a missed penalty and drop goal a draw was a fair reflection on the day. It was the first draw between the two sides since 1989 but the 18th overall, a record between two international teams in a series of contests stretching back to 1871.
Final score:

Scotland 15-15 England


Pens: Parks 4 Drop-goals: Parks
Pens: Wilkinson 3, Flood 2


Scotland: Southwell; S Lamont, De Luca, Morrison, M Evans; Parks, Cusiter; Jacobsen, Ford, Murray, Hamilton, Kellock, Brown, Barclay, Beattie.

Replacements: Danielli for Southwell (69), Godman for Parks (71), R Lawson for Cusiter (60), Cross for Jacobsen (71), S Lawson for Ford (65), Hines for Hamilton (51), MacDonald for Brown (55).

England: D Armitage; Cueto, Tait, Flutey, Monye; Wilkinson, Care; Payne, Hartley, Cole, Deacon, Borthwick, Haskell, Worsley, Easter.

Replacements: Foden for D Armitage (50), Youngs for Monye (55), Flood for Wilkinson (44), Thompson for Hartley (61), Wilson for Cole (77), Lawes for Deacon (73), Moody for Haskell (61).

Att: 66,891

Ref: Marius Jonker (South Africa).