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Summary

  1. Final score: Scotland 29-18 France
  2. France loss means England win Six Nations title
  3. Hogg, Taylor, Visser tries; Laidlaw 3 pens, 1 con; Hogg pen
  4. Guirado, Fickou tries for Fra; Machenaud 2 pens, 1 con
  5. Click live button for Red Button forum

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By Ben Dirs

All times stated are UK

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That's your lot

Thanks for being with us yesterday and today, they were actually three pretty entertaining games of rugby. Join us again next Saturday where the final sentences will be written and the full-stop applied. Night.

England buck the trend

Six Nations statistician Stuart Farmer with a remarkable fact after England claimed the Championship with a game to go: 

That's the first time that the @rbs_6_nations title has ever been won with a complete round still to go.

Superb Scotland

Scotland fly-half Chris Cusiter congratulates his team-mates on Twitter:

Superb @Scotlandteam performance! Great to see Murrayfield so electric. Congratulations lads!!

Final fling

Just to recap, next week's action all takes place on the Saturday and consists of Wales-Italy at 14:30 GMT, Ireland-Scotland at 17:00 and France-England at 20:00. England already have the title but could clinch their first Grand Slam since 2003. Italy already have the wooden spoon stowed away in the utensil drawer.

Reaction to England winning the Six Nations

Jeremy Guscott

Former England international on Six Nations Forum

England's players in a huddle
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"Eddie Jones promised us changes and he’s delivered. More importantly his side have responded to the questions he’s asking. I’ve enjoyed the heads-up rugby. If you produce quick ball you can look for the space and really enjoy it. They are deserved champions.“    

Murrayfield bouncing

Scotland 29-18 France

Former Scotland back Gregor Townsend is celebrating:

Fantastic win and the best atmosphere at Murrayfield for a long long time. Big week for Scottish rugby against Irish teams...

'England can win the title for many years'

Thomas Castaignede

Former France international on Six Nations Forum

"There are no other teams near England and if they keep the same group of players together they can win the tournament for many years. They have quality, are very well  organised and Eddie Jones brings confidence."

Reaction to England winning the Six Nations

Thomas Castaignede

Former France international on Six Nations Forum

"England deserve better than the title, they deserve the Grand Slam. And France can show what they can do against that side next week. I’ve been really impressed with England and the way they’re playing."

'Eddie Jones does all the right things'

Jonathan Davies

Former dual code international on Six Nations Forum

Eddie Jones
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"There's a confidence that oozes from this England side, as if Eddie Jones says 'I'll take all the flack and pressure and you guys do the job you're paid to do and play rugby'. He does all the right things – he praises [World Cup captain] Chris Robshaw and says he's still one of the key players in his squad. They have balance and a great strength in depth."

'Scotland confident for Ireland trip'

Scotland 29-18 France

Chris Paterson

Former Scotland international

"Scotland have to do exactly the same again, and improve. That's the way forward. They can't be conservative. 

"You don't always get the accolades when you lose but in the first two games there was some good stuff. They will take confidence forward to Dublin."

Stat attack

Scotland had the lion's share of both possession (59%) and territory (57%) and also turned France over on eight occasions. France had 14 offloads, but also made an awful lot of handling errors.

Scotland try-scorer Duncan Taylor made the most metres, 79 of them, while Scotland flanker John Hardie and French lock Yoann Maestri were the top tacklers, with 10 each. 

Scotland stop the rot

Scotland 29-18 France

10 - @Scotlandteam have ended a run of 10 consecutive defeats to France, securing their first win over Les Bleus since 2006. Joy.

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Scotland fans celebrate
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The PofG: Great to see Scotland doing themselves justice, fine performance & well done England, promise also being fulfilled.

Bradley Hill: Thank you so much Scotland. Let's hope we repay you by beating France so you can stay in the top three.

Craig Stewart-Toner: I am very very happy at the moment. Scotland do the double! Stuart Hogg was totally world class!

FT: Scotland 29-18 France

Jonathan Davies

Former dual code international on BBC One

Stuart Hogg and Tim Visser
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“Stuart Hogg has got an edge about him and you don’t want to lose that edge. It’s what makes him a special player. He’s more mature than when he started. I think this was his best game so far.”

You're welcome, England

FT: Scotland 29-18 France

Scotland's first minister is getting involved...

Brilliant @Scotlandteam - well done on a great win! #AsOne #RBS6Nations

And congrats to @EnglandRugby on winning #RBS6Nations - we were happy to be of assistance 😉

Jones on 'fantastic' England achievement

So Scotland beat France to hand England the Six Nations. How does England boss Eddie Jones feel about that?

BBC Sport's Sonja McLaughlin has spoken to the man himself at their Pennyhill Park training base: 

"I feel a bit mixed," said Jones after Scotland's win. "It's nice to win the Championship but as a team we feel like we haven't achieved anything yet.

"I've just seen Dylan Hartley. We didn't know whether to shake hands, hug or just get on with business. We decided to shake hands and get on with it.

"It's a fantastic achievement. It's pretty much the same squad as the one that went to the World Cup. I don't know what wasn't there before. But we've made sure the players are responsible, we play in a style that suits our resources and the players enjoy themselves."

Time for a celebration then?

"We'll have a normal team meeting and then we might go down the bar and have a couple of beers," added Jones.

Eddie Jones
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'We have good ingredients'

FT: Scotland 29-18 France

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter on BBC One: "That was a tough game. We lost our play-maker, Finn Russell, early but kept our shape and built well from an early lead. Our set-piece was good and they showed character. They are good ingredients if you want to get somewhere in the game. The guys are a humble bunch but they will want to enjoy this.

"I think the game was built piece by piece. You need a good scrum to do that and even though we were under pressure at times they kept their heads. All in all we’re happy."

FT: Scotland 29-18 France

Jeremy Guscott

Former England international on BBC One

Scotland's players celebrate
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"I remember the Scotland game against England and they made so many errors – today there were three. That’s a massive transformation. I think they’ve backed up a good victory against Italy with a good performance here and a win against a decent French side."

Red Button

In a few moments there will be a forum on the Red Button. In fact, I believe we're already on the Red Button, so do please have a look and send us any thoughts on what you've seen this weekend and, indeed, the final weekend. 

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Scotland's players celebrate at full-time
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Ben Wire: Best result of the tournament so far by a mile. Best performance by any team. Well done Scotland!  A performance that sums up the spirit, heart and soul of rugby. Unless you're a France fan.

Hoosier Scot: Phenomenal result for Scotland today! Confidence high we need to finish strong in Ireland against our Celtic brothers!!

Stephanie Latta: Visser's try surely one of the best tries of the tournament?

FT: Scotland 29-18 France

Thomas Castaignede

Former France international on BBC One

"The best team won. The France bench didn't have any effect and Scotland were much better than us and we lost too many points from the start of the game."

FT: Scotland 29-18 France

Chris Paterson

Former Scotland international on BBC One

"What Greig Laidlaw has said there was perfect, it was the epitome of a team performance. Scotland fought so hard in defence and were brave in attack."

'I got a bit of luck'

FT: Scotland 29-18 France

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg on BBC One: "The team worked incredibly hard. I can see how much it means to our home fans, who were unbelievable. We've had poor performances in the past but it makes amends. You don’t get many opportunities in international rugby and the times we made them we finished them off well. I had a wee bit of luck on Visser's try and my try was a good team move."

'This is the reason we pull on the jersey'

FT: Scotland 29-18 France

Greig Laidlaw
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You can just about hear Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw speaking on BBC One. The Murrayfield crowd are going wild.

“This is the reason we pull on this jersey. We make so many sacrifices, and that was for the fans," said Laidlaw.

“I thought we scored some great tries. France put a lot of width on the game and we had to scramble for each other. You can see what it meant to us.

“To lead this team at Murrayfield is something that will stay with me forever. We were all as one today. It was outstanding.”

Scotland 29-18 France

Andy Nicol

Former Scotland international on BBC One

"What will be satisfying for Vern Cotter is how they absorbed all that pressure and came back and got that Tim Visser try.

"He'll be delighted with how the team played collectively. There was a real togetherness.

"It's a very good win for Scotland."

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Blues club: Scotland beating France! England's title! What a feeling!

Sharon Brown: Well done Scotland excellent win today!

L: You're welcome England. Lots of love, Scotland  

England win Six Nations title

Just to confirm, that Scotland win means England have won their first Six Nations title since 2011 and only their second since winning the World Cup in 2003. 

Man of the match

Scotland 29-18 France

Brian Moore

Ex-England hooker on BBC One

Stuart Hogg
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"There have been great contributions from Josh Strauss, Richie Gray and Duncan Taylor. But Stuart Hogg has been safe under the high ball, creative, scored a try and kicked a long penalty - he's man of the match."

Full-time

Scotland 29-18 France

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Full-time - Scotland 29-18 France

Scotland's players celebrate at full-time
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Scotland win another scrum following another malfunctioning maul by France and that's that. France steal the scrum, but the referee has seen enough. Murrayfield goes barmy, with relief as much as anything, that's Scotland's first home win in eight attempts and their first win against France in 10 years.

Scotland 29-18 France

Laidlaw celebrated as if it was the final whistle after that scrum decision, this is a big moment for Scottish rugby. Brian Moore on the telly has given the man-of-the-match award to Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg, who has had a tremendous all-round game. 

Scotland 29-18 France

France with the line-out drive but the Scottish defence is dogged. Fickou goes over but it was a forward pass in midfield, we go back for a penalty for collapsing the maul. France come again but surely it's too little, much too late... Scotland penalty...

Scotland 29-18 France

Andy Nicol

Former Scotland international on BBC One

"What's really impressive is that Scotland soaked up that period of pressure from France and have come away with a try and a penalty."

Watch: Visser scores stunner for Scotland

It was a spectacular try from Tim Visser - has it secured victory?

Six Nations: Tim Visser scores Scotland's third try

Penalty - Scotland 26-18 France

Laidlaw

Just a reminder, if Scotland win this, the Six Nations Championship is England's. France disintegrate in the scrum again and Laidlaw pops over the three-pointer. Surely, now, this is Scotland's first win over France in 11 attempts...

Scotland 26-18 France

Andy Nicol

Former Scotland international on BBC One

"Every Scottish fan would take back-to-back wins irrespective if the consequence is England winning the title."

Hogg-ing the headlines

Scotland 26-18 France

Damned lies.

Stuart Hogg's stats from today are hiding another performance bristling with attacking danger.

Stuart Hogg
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Scotland 26-18 France

Eventually it's a free-kick to Scotland and up it goes from Hogg. Spedding, huge slab of meat that he is, is underneath it and France look to run it from deep. Machenaud scragged by Richie Gray, Plisson with the miss-pass and it's knocked on by Medard... 

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Yacouba Camara and John Barclay in a maul
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George Holmer: This is too much to take, and I am not even there. Go on Scotland!!

Allan Mann: Constantly refreshing my phone here in Kentucky to keep up with the live text coverage of Scotland.

Neil Purves: Glad I am forced to read the live feed. TV would be too much for me. Come on Scotland

Scotland 26-18 France

France's Jules Plisson
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Plisson into the fray, replacing Trinh-Duc at fly-half. Scotland scrum and we have more fun and games, unless you're one of the millions watching. Guirado off at hooker, replaced by Camille Chat of Racing 92... another re-set, another chat with the referee, down we go again...