Despite some rustiness from both sides, a fairly solid English performance saw them look to create opportunities throughout the game. Targeting the high ball, solid scrums, line speed from defence all showed there is much more to come. Scotland applied pressure. Hogg and Maitland showed promise but Scotland lacked the accuracy as a team to really threaten. Tries from Kruis on 5 Mins, Nowell 51 plus a Farrell penalty saw England home 15 - 9 . Standout performance was MOTM Billy Vunipola.
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