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Latest update : 2009-03-22

England finished their Six-Nations campaign on a high, beating Scotland despite an error-strewn second half, in which Scotland closed the gap to six points. A Danny Care drop goal and a late try for Mathew Tait made sure of England's win.

REUTERS - England survived an error-strewn second half to complete a 26-12 victory over Scotland on Saturday, reclaiming the Calcutta Cup and finishing their Six Nations campaign on a high.

 

Having suffered heavy criticism after their defeats by Wales and Ireland, England hit back with last week's 34-10 thrashing of France and, depending on the result in Cardiff later on Saturday, could finish second for the second year running after extending their home stranglehold on the Scots, who have not won at Twickenham since 1983.

 

A first international try for wing Ugo Monye and a third in two games for impressive centre Riki Flutey helped England to a 15-3 halftime lead after Scotland had briefly threatened in the opening quarter.

 

In an error-strewn second half, Scotland closed the gap to six points through the goalkicking of Phil Godman and Chris Paterson but a Danny Care drop goal and a late try for Mathew Tait made sure of England's win.

 

Date created : 2009-03-21

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