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Summary

  1. Final score: Scotland 9-15 England
  2. Laidlaw 3 pens for Scotland
  3. Kruis, Nowell tries, Farrell con & pen for England
  4. France beat Italy 23-21 in opening Six Nations game
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No hard feelings?

Scotland 9-15 England

Kiss
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The dust is finally settling over Murrayfield.

England have a leg-up to the top of the early Six Nations table.

Scotland are left to stew on more what-might-have-beens.

But we all end up as friends don't we?

See you tomorrow for a bit of Ireland v Wales. Kick off is 15:00 GMT - see you there.

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For former England captain Will Carling, the result was all...

Whatever the result, amazing performances from @bvunipola @DylanHartley @jameshaskell - might not have been pretty but bloody important win

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England 2003 World Cup-winning centre Will Greenwood's thoughts...

Maybe not a hatful, certainly not perfect, but hugely promising win for @EnglandRugby and no doubt @bvunipola now a world class 8 #scoveng

'Scotland deserve a rocket'

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Andy Nicol

Former Scotland international on the BBC red button

"I would give Scotland a rocket, but I would give them another opportunity. That was Scotland's best team out there today, and we need to stick with them."

'It's like having two 10s'

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Ford and Farrell
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England's resident fly-halves have been on TV for a chat. It was George Ford in the 10 shirt today, with Owen Farrell at inside centre.

George Ford: "Eddie Jones told us we were playing together and how he wanted us to play. It's great playing with Owen – we think about the game similarly. Owen’s playing 12 because of his skill set and it's like having two 10s on the field."

Owen Farrell: "I’m sure he’s not picked me at 12 for my ball-carrying ability, he wants me to bring skills to the game. You always want your kicks to go over but we’ll have a look at it and put it right. You always back yourself as a kicker."

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Eddie Jones
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England head coach Eddie Jones on BBC One: "Dan Cole showed why before the World Cup he was rated the best tight-head prop in the world. Billy Vunipola isn't bad is he? Good caries, good defence and I thought James Haskell was good. I think Dylan Hartley did well – we were penalised six times when we had possession so it was difficult for him. I always thought we were going to win the game unless we did something silly."

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England head coach Eddie Jones on BBC One: "It was always going to be difficult, we've only had two weeks together. I was happy with our application in the second half. I've no concerns over George Ford at fly-half, it was a difficult game for us and we struggled to get control at the breakdown. 

"I thought George did quite well. The set-piece won us the game in the end."

'Farrell won't stay at 12'

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Mike Tindall

Former England captain on the BBC red button

"The question for England is who goes in at 12. Manu Tuilagi has a lot of issues to get over in tersnm of injuries. You can't have two 10s, because you need someone to carry the ball to the line. Does Henry Slade come into it?"

Mike Tindall - who sounds an awful lot like Chris Evans when you listen to him blind. 

'Vunipola has world-class potential'

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Jeremy Guscott

Former England international on the BBC red button

"Last season, the old coaching regime identified that Bily Vunipola could be world class. He enjoys the game more than working on his own conditioning. Keep him playing and keep him motivated by picking him."

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Ian Robertson

BBC Rugby Correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live

George Ford
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"It was a good start for Eddie Jones. England played well. They were well above the level they hit at the World Cup, particularly against Wales and Australia. He'll be satisfied. 

"The players will be satisfied. He will have time to improve them over the next few weeks. England will be a much better team in the middle of March. Scotland had one chance to score a try, which they missed. They will be disappointed."

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Bri Collins: Scotland lacked edge - England boring, almost 2003 level of boring. Didn't see anything different from the RWC 15 England.

Robert Lacey: Not a great game but England deserved the win.

Rhys Lewis: England, if not exactly looking like world champions, certainly sounding like them.

"We weren't accurate enough"

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Vern Cotter
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Scotland head coach Vern Cotter on BBC One: "The players are very disappointed. I thought we created opportunities and didn't finish them. We weren't accurate enough. There's lots more to come from the team. We can't do much about this one but we can certainly look to the next one. We know we can do better. That game was there to be won and that’s the hard, cold fact. If we get ourselves in a similar situation we have to nail it."

'Now we want the Panini Cup'

Scotland 9-15 England

EddeiEddie
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England coach Eddie Jones, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "It's a really well done job. We've won the Calcutta Cup. There are no bonus points in the Five Nations - sorry, the Six Nations - I forgot.

"We were a bit shabby in attack, but I thought that would be the case. Our tackles will mature as we spend more time together.

"We weren't great at the breakdown today, but Dan Cole showed today why he was rated the best tight-head prop in the world before the last World Cup.

"We've got the Calcutta Cup. I don't what the cup's called in Italy - maybe the Panini Cup - but we want to win that too."

'If you lose the ball you make it hard'

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Grieg Laidlaw
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Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw: "There wasn’t much between the teams, we coughed up a few balls and lost some line-outs. It's disappointing because we've been working on concentrating for 80 minutes and we made it easy for England in the second half. It’s a simple game at times and if you lose the ball you make it hard for yourselves."

"So much to improve"

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Dylan Hartley
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England captain Dylan Hartley to BBC One: "Amazing. It’s a good start. Not the prettiest performance. It was physical and we're happy to get that one out the way. We’ll do something good and then our discipline costs us. Scotland were ferocious at the breakdown.

"We’ll enjoy tonight and focus on next week come Monday. We’ve had two weeks together, there is so much to improve on come Monday. It was huge to lead England out but I'm more happy we won as a team."

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Tom Fordyce

Chief sports writer

"England's strength off the bench critical, and Billy Vunipola's strength on the pitch decisive as Scotland were increasingly out-muscled in that second half. 

"The Jones regime is off to a winning start, and with Italy up next in a fixture the men in white have never lost, Jones will be allowing himself a trademark win as he marches back into the Murrayfield dressing-rooms."

'We're just having fun'

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Billy Vunipola
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England back row Billy Vunipola, speaking to BBC One: "It was a tough trip to start with, but we had the same last year, and we hope we can carry this on through the tournament.

"We wanted to prove people wrong. We didn't do great in the World Cup, but it's gone now and we're just having fun.

"Eddie Jones is a great guy. I hope we keep the right side of him because he's a good man."

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England coach Eddie Jones has faced up to the television cameras and is pretty open in his opinions - saying that Dan Cole showed why before the World Cup he was seen as "one of the best tighthead in the world", James Haskell was "very good", George Ford was "pretty good" and Billy Vunipola gets a broad grin and a "he can play".

Full quotes to come...

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Dylan Hartley raises the Calcutta Cup
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Dylan Hartley climbs the Murrayfield steps to collect the Calcutta Cup - century old rupees smelted down into glorious mess of cobras and elephants - from the Princess Royal, who does a good job of smiling through gritted teeth.

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Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

"Eddie Jones and Dylan Hartley talked beforehand about winning this game. At times, they were all over the place, but they dominated the last 10 minutes when they needed to do that. England were never going to be totally coherent. Scotland looked the better team because they've been together longer. But England got the right result."

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Gavin Hastings

Former Scotland full-back on BBC Radio 5 live

"England deserved to win it. They played well in the second half. Scoptland needed to score early in the second half and didn't, and they just lost the momentum. That was not a dismal Scottish performance. They were outgunned by a very determined English team. Billy Vunipola was deservedly named man of the match."

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Never mind the small print, it was all about the big 'W' for England.

They came, saw and conquered on a classic cross-border raid.

Scotland have come up short again - more promise goes unfulfilled.

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Brian Moore

Ex-England hooker on BBC One

Billy Vunipola
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"Man of the match is Billy Vunipola. He's been an outstanding figure today. He's defended well but his carries at times have been phenomenal. He has been head and shoulders above the rest of the field."

Full-time

Scotland 9-15 England

Scotland 9-15 England

George Ford
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The final play of the match - George Ford boots into Row Z.

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Marcus Adams: How to be picked for Scotland: Drop the ball in a promising attack instead of holding it into contact.

Deutsch Mikey: Owen Farrell has been great. Dylan Hartley can be pleased with himself too.

Matthew Taylor: Lancaster would have won the 6 nations comfortably. This is terrible from England, big step back.

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England running into bodies and running down the clock deep in Scotland's half.

We are into the final minute.

Scotland 9-15 England

Chris Paterson

Former Scotland international on BBC One

"That looks like a sigh of relief by Dylan Hartley as he walks off. The first one is out the way."

Scotland 9-15 England

Brian Moore

Ex-England hooker on BBC One

Dylan Hartley
PA

"Dylan Hartley has done his job and done well. He's done what was asked of him by Eddie Jones. Jamie George will not weaken the scrum."

George is on to replace Hartley.

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Scotland's scrum crumbles under England pressure.

Up flies John Lacey's arms and Owen Farrell kicks deep into the hosts' territory and far away from the converted try they need for victory.

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Scotland seeing plenty of the ball in midfield, but not enough inside the England 22.

Possession
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Scotland 9-15 England

Knock-on.

David Denton forces the off-load when it was not really on and that might be Scotland's chances down the gurgler.

Scrum down England and they are in no rush to get on with it.

Scotland 9-15 England

Brian Moore

Ex-England hooker on BBC One

"Scotland must have patience, They've got five or so minutes left. They haven't had enough territory or ball - they need to get the ball and keep it."

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"Scotland, Scotland, Scotland."

Murrayfield in full voice. Their men flinging themselves at the white wall.

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Mike Brown slices his clearing kick out on the full.

Line-out back on the England 10-metre line and a glimmer for Scotland.

The line-out is cleanly claimed by blue hands...game on.

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The match simmers over for the first time.

Owen Farrell shoves Greig Laidlaw as the Scotland skipper attempts to shepherd the ball out of play near his own corner flag, sparking some push and shove.

End result is a penalty for Scotland - for Farrell playing the man without the ball - and no cards.

It lets the Scots off the hook and was not Farrell's brightest moment.

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Gavin Hastings

Former Scotland full-back on BBC Radio 5 live

Courtney Lawes
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"I just sense England are happy to see this game out. Scotland have somehow got to get to the other end of the field, and make sure England don't have too much possession."

Replacement

Scotland 9-15 England

Tim Swinson is on for Scotland.

Jack Clifford is making his debut off the bench for England.

Scotland 9-15 England

Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

"Game on. England can't get away. They have got to keep their discipline. That was turned into a very kickable penalty for Greig Laidlaw by a bit of indiscipline."