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Summary

  1. England 25-13 Scotland FT - catch up in 'Live Coverage'
  2. Wales 23-16 Ireland FT - catch up in 'Live Coverage'
  3. Defeat means no Grand Slam for Ireland
  4. Wales, Ireland & England can all win title next weekend

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Righto, time to load up the team bus and head home at the end of a gruelling afternoon of rugby.

    After a good night's sleep though we will be back to bring you France's trip over to Italy. As Sir Clive says, it could get real messy.

    Bye for now.

  2. Post update

    Italy v France

    Sir Clive Woodward

    Former England coach on BBC One

    "Philippe Saint-Andre is under massive pressure. People ask me if I miss the job and while the highs are great, no-one can understand what he is going through now. It is not a good place to be. We can sit here and be flippant about France, but he is under massive pressure. I just worry about the team he is picking. His head is in a noose and, if he loses tomorrow, I'm not sure he will coach France against England."

  3. Post update

    Italy v France

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC One

    "I'd like to see the real France come out tomorrow because so far we have seen nothing from them. I actually see Italy as the favourites tomorrow."

  4. Post update

    England 25-13 Scotland

    Sir Clive Woodward

    Former England coach on BBC One

    "I'm a George Ford fan, but just because he is there, it doesn't mean we shouldn't try someone else - who might even be better. That's why I would have given Cipriani a go. England would have won today if Cipriani and Slade would have played and we would have known about them. Against Ireland or Wales away, I wouldn't have."

  5. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Matthew on Twitter: "With Wales heading to Rome with second choice front row, it will come down to Ireland and England."

    Brian Lewis on Twitter: "Perfectly set up for the best three teams, my own view is England by three points in a nerve jangling final five minutes."

    Kevin Burch on Twitter: "With Ford playing so well, where does that leave Owen Farrell?"

  6. Post update

    England 25-13 Scotland

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC One

    "You could go through a whole championship and not see a ball bounce off a post and fall into opposition hands but that is two games in a row it has happened to Scotland. I don't know whether it is poor planning by Scotland but they need to sort that out."

  7. Post update

    Jeremy Guscott

    Former England centre on BBC One

    "Some of those missed try-scoring opportunities for England were just basic skills."

  8. Post update

    England 25-13 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "If it comes down to points difference for the title, England are going to kick themselves because they had countless chances which should have been put away and given a more comprehensive win."

  9. Full-time stats

    England 25-13 Scotland

    England-Scotland

    Tackles made: 130-112

    Missed tackles: 16-26

    Turnovers conceded: 16-18

    Clean breaks: 11-4

    Metres made: 549-318

  10. Post update

    England 25-13 Scotland

    Sir Clive Woodward

    Former England coach on BBC One

    "It is fascinating next week as England will know exactly what they will need to do to claim the title. Yes they missed chances this week but I'd be more worried if they weren't creating chances at all and just kicking it away."

  11. Post update

    England 25-13 Scotland

    Jeremy Guscott

    Former England centre on BBC One

    "It's a game that could have slipped away from England so give them credit for turning it round. But it was from the gifts that England gave them that kept Scotland in it.

    "George Ford had a great game in the second half and ran the game. This kid is running this England team."

  12. Post update

    Final score summary
  13. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Andrew Priestly on Twitter: "There's going to be some great attacking running rugby on show next weekend. Tries mean Championships next Saturday."

    Matthew on Twitter: "No matter how good Scotland has been somebody has to finish last in probably the most competitive #6Nations ever."

    Chronicle Art on Twitter: "Very disappointed with scotland performance AGAIN."

  14. Post update

    England 25-13 Scotland

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC One

    "That second 20 minutes of the first half was outstanding for Scotland. The contentious Dan Cole possible yellow card was possibly what Scotland needed to get over the line because they didn't get a foothold in the second half."

  15. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Ed Williams on Twitter: "A win is a win, but if @EnglandRugby had converted all their chances it would have been a cricket score surely."

    Andy Rush on Twitter: "Good win and great 2nd half from England but still far too many missed chances and points could now be vital."

    Sophie Manders on Twitter: "Courtney Lawes man of the match for me every time."

    Laura on Twitter: "Went a bit wonky in the first half but great second half. Congrats lads!"

  16. Post update

    So the final weekend will see England, Wales and Ireland come into matches with three wins and a defeat from their previous four games.

    Any one of the three teams could win it.

    England, on a points difference of +37, play France at home.

    Ireland, on +33, play Scotland away.

    Wales, on +12, play Italy away.

    Who do you make favourites out of that little lot?

  17. Full-time

    England 25-13 Scotland

  18. Post update

    England 25-13 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "The English half backs have played well and so have Jack Nowell and Courtney Lawes, whose efforts in the loose and the tight have been tremendous. My man of the match is Ben Youngs, who controlled the game."

  19. Post update

    England 25-13 Scotland

    Too little, too late. Scotland are parked up in the England 22m with the game lost.

  20. Post update

    England 25-13 Scotland

    The lesser-spotted Danny Cipriani is going to get a three-minute cameo.

  21. Post update

    England 25-13 Scotland - Jack Nowell

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    "For the second game running a penalty that has come off the post has eventually resulted in a try against Scotland. They seemed well set to take it, but didn't tidy it up."

  22. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Noel Krohn on Twitter: "Great work effort from Nowell, #bbc6nations and another try to boot !!"

    Kate Shaw on Twitter: "Well done Nowell, feels like he's been desperate to score that try all match."

  23. Post update

    England 25-13 Scotland - Jack Nowell

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "Nowell did well there because for a moment I thought they had made a mess of another one. But he had the nous to come inside his man and finish."

  24. Try

    England 25-13 Scotland - Jack Nowell

    Jack Nowell goes over for England

    That is surely that.

    England regather as the ball comes back off the post from George Ford's penalty and, via a nice little offload from Kieran Brookes, England spread the ball wide for Jack Nowell to step inside Dougie Fife and over.

    Ford scuff the conversion.

  25. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    George Ford with a straightforward chance to put the game to bed. But his penalty rebounds off the stick!

  26. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    England still can't quite cut the jugular. Kieran Brookes knocks on from Tom Wood's offload with his side well set in the Scotland 22m.

    Vern Cotter shakes things up in an ability to kickstart his side's attacking heart. Sam Hidalgo-Clyne on at scrum-half, Greig Laidlaw out to fly-half, Finn Russell rides the pine.

  27. Replacement

    England 20-13 Scotland

    Johnnie Beattie, whose old man was doing some half-time presentation with Bill Beaumont, gets a run-out for Scotland.

  28. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    Finn Russell kicks clear for Scotland

    "Scotland need to put pressure on England, but I do think they have the ability to pick up a loose ball and make something of it. This game is still in the balance."

  29. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    So a shade over 10 minutes left and seven points to make up.

    Are Scotland still in this?

    They have not showed up in attack yet this half, but with the likes of Stuart Hogg and Mark Bennett in the backline it will only take them a second to change this game.

  30. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    More changes. Tom Wood replaces James Haskell on the flank with Richard Wigglesworth getting a go in place of Ben Youngs at nine.

  31. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "Jack Nowell has made so much ground in this game that when he has got his opposition winger in a one on one with a lot of space, I am surprised he would kick it away."

  32. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Mike Brown

    Simon on Twitter: "If England lose the Championship on points difference then they'll rue all these missed opportunities."

    Phil Keeling on Twitter: "England are nearly good going forward, but who's coaching the defence?"

  33. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    What a waste. Wing Jack Nowell opts to punt downfield rather than take up the chance to run at this opposite number.

    He could at least make it a good kick. Instead his hoof dribbles apologetically over the Scotland line to be dotted down for the 22m drop-out.

  34. Replacement

    England 20-13 Scotland

    Mako Vunipola is on in the front row for England with Fraser Brown packing down for Scotland off the bench.

  35. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "I'm not quite sure why Haskell needed to do that. Brown hasn't over-run it."

  36. No try

    England 20-13 Scotland

    That slow-motion replay is doing James Haskell no favours.

    It took the flanker an age to get the ball away as he clumsily shifted it to his right hand rather than risk a left-hand pass.

    That half-second cost England. His pass, when it comes, is forward and the try chalked off.

    Dan Cole looks like he is chuckling at Haskell's mistake on the big screen.

  37. Try review

    England 20-13 Scotland

    Mike Brown is sliding in under the sticks, but Roman Poite wants to have another look at the final pass from James Haskell to the full-back...

  38. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    Anthony Watson

    Anthony Watson behind the Scotland defensive line. Surely he has got the pace and nous to make it count?

    Nope. Some good cover tackling from Scotland and Watson's inability to spot Luther Burrell on his shoulder means the visitors survive unscathed.

  39. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Joe Marler (right) congratulates George Ford

    Jamie Smith on Twitter: "England have some daylight now & are dominating play."

    Mark Webster on Twitter: "If only Jack Knowell could stand up and catch."

  40. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "Great distribution initially but another chance goes begging! Tom Youngs does the hard work and then doesn't slow it down to wait for support, which also makes the pass easier."

  41. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    He used to be a centre you know.

    Tom Youngs shows some of those skills with a lovely line and some good pace, but the way he flings the ball to ground is pure front row.

    Another chance goes begging and Scotland are still within a converted score.

  42. Replacement

    England 20-13 Scotland

    Adam Ashe replaces David Denton at eight for Scotland, while Geoff Cross in on for Euan Murray at prop.

  43. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "Apart from two very brief occasions, England have been in Scottish territory in this half. Ben Youngs is varying what he does from the base well, which creates indecision in Scotland's defence."

  44. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    England's momentum is checked by some terrific scavenging by Blair Cowan. The Scotland flanker clamps down over the top and won't be shifted by Courtney Lawes' dynamite clear-out.

  45. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland

    England are looking to kill this off now. A lovely mispass from Jonathan Joseph gives Jack Nowell the space to make yards and take lay into the Scotland 22m.

  46. Replacement

    England 20-13 Scotland

    Geoff Parling tests the Scotland defence

    Changes for England as Tom Youngs replaces Dylan Hartley at hooker and Geoff Parling makes his comeback in place of Dave Attwood.

  47. Post update

    England 20-13 Scotland - George Ford

    It is. A routine slot for the England fly-half.

  48. Post update

    England 17-13 Scotland

    Rob Harley is pinged for taking out Courtney Lawes in the air at the line-out. Looked a bit rough on the Scotland flanker that.

    George Ford is lining up a kick, just outside the 22m and off on a slight angle. Should be three points...

  49. Post update

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  50. Replacement

    England 17-13 Scotland

    Scotland are forced into a change in the engineroom. Jim Hamilton trots off wearily to be replaced by Tim Swinson.

  51. Post update

    England 17-13 Scotland

    Just like the first half, Scotland are getting a battering in the opening minutes of the second.

    Fortunately for the visitors, England are similarly wasteful. Jack Nowell spills forward with a yawning gap in front of him and Ben Youngs delayed pass aimed right at his mitts.

  52. Post update

    England 17-13 Scotland - George Ford (con Ford)

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "For all we talked about England missing chances in the first half, we may have forgotten about Scotland playing well. Now they need to do that again."

  53. Try

    England 17-13 Scotland - George Ford (con Ford)

    George Ford scores England's second try

    Whisper it quietly, but there is the whiff of a young Dan Carter about George Ford.

    His natural instinct is invariably the right option and the England fly-half chooses exactly right as he hangs onto the ball, selling Rob Harley a dummy, to open up a path to the try line, which he has the pace to take.

    A straightforward kick to add the extras.

  54. Post update

    England 10-13 Scotland

    Jack Nowell makes the first break of the second half, cutting inside Mark Bennett before the Scotland centre gets back at him and hauls him down.

    There are plenty of tries in this.

    England pressing and with the penalty advantage...

  55. Kick-off

    England 10-13 Scotland

    George Ford boots the second half into life.

    A change for Scotland by the way. Matt Scott off and Greig Tonks on on the wing.

  56. Post update

    England 10-13 Scotland

    Teams back out.

    Brace yourself. This rugby, but not as we have known it.

  57. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Lewis Moody

    Former England captain

    "What the hell has happened? All Scotland at the minute. Stuart Lancaster will be ripping his hair out."

  58. Post update

    England 10-13 Scotland

    Sir Clive Woodward

    Former England coach on BBC One

    "England's concentration just seemed to disappear. It was almost like they started to play sevens. They need to be careful out there or they could end up with real egg on their face."

  59. Half-time stats

    England 10-13 Scotland

    England-Scotland

    Tackles made: 71-45

    Tackles missed: 11-12

    Turnovers won: 3-3

    Penalties conceded: 6-4

    Carries: 50-72

    Offloads: 9-8

    Metres made: 275-229

  60. Post update

    England 10-13 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster

    "From an England point of view, to blow one chance in a half is acceptable, two is careless, three is unforgivable, and four, well..."

  61. Post update

    England 10-13 Scotland

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC One

    "After five minutes I feared the worst but credit to Scotland for starting to hold onto the ball and create their own chances. They have played very good rugby in the last 20 minutes of that half.

    "Stuart Hogg has made three try-saving tackles - we have seen his attacking ability in the first three games of the championship and now we have seen his defensive side."

  62. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Peter Churchhill on Twitter: "England are far too wasteful of attacking opportunities. They should have been out of sight after 10 minutes."

    JavelBleach on Twitter: "Was expecting #Eng to go for points diff & be 25 ahead by now! Saving #SCO's praises till 80 mins though."

  63. Post update

    England 10-13 Scotland

    Sir Clive Woodward

    Former England coach on BBC One

    "You'd be going nuts in the changing room now with all those chances. But well done Scotland for coming back into it. Hogg, Gray and Denton have been absolutely world class out there."

  64. Post update

    England 10-13 Scotland

    Neither coach will be happy with what they have seen, but that is the most ridiculously entertaining half of international rugby I have seen in an age.

    If Wales v Ireland was Saving Private Ryan, this has been Looney Tunes.

    Cartoon rugby with defences nowhere.

  65. Get involved #bbc6nations

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  66. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Alex Metzger on Twitter: "What the hell is happening with England today? This is the worst England team today!"

    Kritt Normsaskul on Twitter: "Scotland have brought their A-game. Going to be a tight game, right down to the wire."

  67. Half-time

    England 10-13 Scotland

    George Ford tackles Mark Bennett
  68. Penalty

    England 10-13 Scotland - Greig Laidlaw

    What a scoreline.

    Somehow Scotland are ahead when it seemed they were in for a slaughtering.

  69. Post update

    England 10-10 Scotland

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    "From the phases, there is a trend developing in this game; there is space for Scotland to attack out wide."

  70. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Alex Robertson on Twitter: "I am so proud of Scotland right now. Proving that England aren't the "invincible" team they think they are!."

    Danny Till on Twitter: "England should be 20+ points ahead but poor finishing costing us again."

  71. Post update

    England 10-10 Scotland

    Who said modern rugby was boring?

    Again Scotland cut England to ribbons as Tommy Seymour takes an inside ball at pace. Mike Brown gets him by the bootlaces, before Stuart Hogg breaks out the champagne with a slapped onwards pass.

    Play called back for a Scotland penalty anyway...

  72. Post update

    England 10-10 Scotland

    A glimmer for Scotland, especially with the ball in Stuart Hogg's hands with space in front of him. But the full-back's chip ahead for Tommy Seymour is a little over done and Mike Brown tidies up.

  73. Post update

    England 10-10 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "Good work at the breakdown by Robshaw. The complaint has been about him that he does not create turnover ball; it wasn't true in the Wales game and it isn't today."

  74. Post update

    England 10-10 Scotland

    Scotland are again looking dangerous in the England 22m, but that is captaincy by example from Chris Robshaw getting the breakdown before anyone else to secure a turnover.

  75. Post update

    England 10-10 Scotland

    Joe Marler has made an enemy in Roman Poite. The England prop is pinged for a second time for not driving straight.

    He disagrees rather than apologises. Which was not the smartest diplomacy.

  76. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Jonny Gray is tackled by James Haskell

    Jay Neale on Twitter: "Scotland fired up! England napping!"

    John M Butt on Twitter: "if the 6nations was decided on missed chances England would be streets ahead."

  77. Post update

    England 10-10 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "It was a forward pass. There is no point people booing. However that was the type of supporting play England need."

  78. Post update

    England 10-10 Scotland

    Twickenham celebrates as Anthony Watson streaks away and under the posts, but they have not spotted Roman Poite.

    The French referee has correctly called George Ford's pass to Luther Burrell forward.

  79. Post update

    England 10-10 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "I'm surprised that wasn't a yellow card. Whatever Dan Cole says, he knows that Greig Laidlaw has five seconds to get that out. Irrespective of that, Scotland should have scored a try as they had a two on one."

  80. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Llewelyn M-Moore on Twitter: "Fair play to Scotland but they shouldn't be level - England should be out of sight here."

    Andy Donley on Twitter: "Luther Burrell won't get a look in on this squad when Tuilagi is fit and Burgess has acclimatised to union."

    James Humberstone on Twitter: "England could have put this game to bed within 20 minutes. Now Scotland are very involved. Poor English finishing."

  81. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Stacy Phillips on Twitter: "Clinical by Scotland. First chance first try. England should be miles away by now. Alas, we are level!"

  82. Penalty

    England 10-10 Scotland - Greig Laidlaw

    Both of these defences are leaking like an old welly.

    England crumble as Scotland spread the ball wide and Dougie Fife snipes up the touchline.

    Dan Cole gives away possibly the stupidest penalty you will ever see, blundering in the wrong side, five metres from his own line.

    Greig Laidlaw extracts revenge from the tee.

  83. Penalty

    England 10-7 Scotland - George Ford

    George Ford converts for England

    England regain the ball off kick-off, earn a penalty and George Ford puts them back in front.

    Snap's The Power blares from the Twickers speakers but the hosts should be almost out of sight...

  84. Post update

    England 7-7 Scotland - Mark Bennett

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    "That looked like a well-coached try. Scotland knew that England would be drawn in to the tackler from the line-out and executed it very well."

  85. Try

    England 7-7 Scotland - Mark Bennett (con. Laidlaw)

    Mark Bennett celebrates his try
    Mark Bennett scores

    Ruthless from Scotland. Or paper-bag tackling from England?

    Probably a bit of both. Mark Bennett swerves inside Chris Robshaw to score as England fail to recover any defensive platform after Jonny Gray's initial break.

    The tackling was flimsy like against Italy from England.

    A great touchline conversion from Greig laidlaw ensures parity. Incredible.

  86. Post update

    England 7-0 Scotland

    Scotland with a toehold in the game as Jonny Gray barges into the England 22m...

  87. Post update

    England 7-0 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    Mike Brown is tackled

    "For all the praise England deserve for looking for and executing line breaks, they really need to take advantage of them."

  88. Post update

    England 7-0 Scotland

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    "I'm not sure exactly why Scotland are so open today. They haven't been like this in the championship so far. I think the quality of possession England have had means the quality players they possess have been able to take the right option."

  89. Get involved #bbc6nations

    England International Ben Foden: All this England pressure had to pay off soon, need another score!

  90. Post update

    England 7-0 Scotland

    Will England pay for these missed opportunities?

    Given their overwhelming dominance so far, you would think not.

    England have already made 259 metres with the ball in hand with less than a quarter of the game gone. If it keeps going at that rate we are looking at a kilometre comes full time.

    That is Teddington high street way.

  91. Get involved #bbcnations

    Stuart Hogg tackles Jack Nowell

    Arthur Adams on Twitter: "It's gonna be a slaughter and it's only 15mins in."

    Andy Burke on Twitter: "Scotland's defence is all over the place. Stuart Hogg has kept them in it with two brilliant last ditch tackles."

  92. Post update

    England 7-0 Scotland

    England clean through again! But again they fail to convert a great opening!

    Jack Nowell this time is tapped tackled to the floor as he lines up numerous options outside him.

  93. Post update

    England 7-0 Scotland

    A lifeline thrown by Roman Poite.

    The French referee decides that Joe Marler is boring in as England scrum down with the put-in five metres out.

    It is a crime without a motive. But Scotland will take that decision with gratitude.

  94. Post update

    England 7-0 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "If you want to know what Courtney Lawes does that no other second rows can do, that is an example of it."

  95. Post update

    England 7-0 Scotland

    Scotland still hanging on by the skin of their teeth.

    Stuart Hogg backs up his big pre-match words with a superb scampering cover tackle on opposite number Mike Brown when it seems the Harlequins man is in under the sticks.

    But Courtney Laws, up like an exocet, scrags Finn Russell behind his own line before the fly-half can hoof clear.

  96. Post update

    England 7-0 Scotland

    Scotland are not helping themselves here.

    An aimless up-and-under from Finn Russell is claimed by Anthony Watson under zero pressure.

    Jim Hamilton does some superb work at the breakdown to scrape the ball back Scotland's way...

  97. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Jonathan Joseph breaks the Scottish defence

    Graeme Hobbs on Twitter: "Great start by @EnglandRugby really good tempo and well taken try."

  98. Post update

    England 7-0 Scotland

    Scotland are stretched like an old school jumper in defence.

    A superb tackle from Dougie Fife snares Jack Nowell as he threatens to get round the outside, but it needs such last-ditch heroics to rein in the hosts at the moment.

  99. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Andy Burke on Twitter: "Scotland look like rabbits caught in the headlights in first five minutes. 7-0 down already. Could be a long day..."

    Kritt Normsaskul on Twitter: "Jonathan Joseph got to be in the running for player of the tournament/breakthrough player of the tournament."

  100. Post update

    England 7-0 Scotland

    The first bit of biff as Blair Cowan takes exception to something said by an England forward, forcibly shoving the words back where they came from.

    Scotland need to show a little more of that fight when the ball is life. Roman Poite calms them down.

  101. Post update

    England 7-0 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "England have started slowly in the first three games but this time the tempo is very good. Once you get a first up defence turning, you have a chance."

  102. Post update

    England 7-0 Scotland

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    "If the first-up tackle is good then you can slow the ball down. At the moment, England are controlling the tempo. Matt Scott is just out of the line and that creates the space for Joseph to score."

  103. Try

    England 7-0 Scotland - Joseph (converted Ford)

    Jonathan Joseph scores for England

    Scotland's defence runs out of numbers and discipline and George Ford spots the dog-leg created by Matt Scott's desperate rush up.

    A delayed pass to Bath team-mate Jonathan Joseph opens up a corridor to the line and the centre strolls in.

    George Ford converts, by the skin of his teeth. His kick ricochets over off the inside of the upright.

  104. Post update

    England 0-0 Scotland

    England are making inroad off every passage of play. Making huge dents in the Scotland defensive line...

  105. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Owen Parcell on Twitter: "Come on ENGLAND! Wales have done their bit, now it's time to deliver!"

    Graham Stothard on Twitter: "Whilst i accept my confidence was misplaced last time, i'm doubly sure we'll win this one. Super doubly sure."

  106. Post update

    England 0-0 Scotland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    "England should be seven points up. Creativity from a good drive but when it is reviewed it will look as bad as it did at the time."

  107. Post update

    England 0-0 Scotland

    Squandered!

    Stuart Hogg's excellent tackle on Luther Burrell gets its reward. The England centre's miserable start to the game continues as he blocks a tackler attempting to get to James Haskell on a following phase.

    Penalty Scotland and Hogg clears his lines.

  108. Post update

    England 0-0 Scotland

    Luther Burrell breaks the Scottish defence

    England up to within five! A rolling rumble of a maul followed by a burst from Luther Burrell. He should have given it but is tackled just short...

  109. Post update

    England v Scotland

    Sir Clive Woodward

    Former England coach on BBC One

    Danny Cipriani arrives at Twickenham

    "I would like to see Cipriani given a run today. He should have got on against Ireland but I hope he does today. England will run away with it in the second half and win by 20 points."

  110. Kick-off

    England 0-0 Scotland

    Referee Roman Poite toots the horn and Finn Russell kicks off. James Haskell gathers safely for England.

  111. Post update

    England v Scotland

    Maybe not.

    The version of God Save the Queen sounds pretty shrill and tinny from here as well.

  112. Post update

    England v Scotland

    Is this pre-match gamesmanship?

    A military band bash out a horrible muzak version of Flower of Scotland - far too fast, far too upbeat and totally devoid of the usual dignity and menace.

    The Scotland team are at least half a line behind by the end as the try and stick to the normal tempo.

  113. Post update

    England v Scotland

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC One

    "Scotland have just got to throw everything at it today and go and play. There was enough in the first two games to see genuine progress but there was no doubt the Italy game was a step back. Today there is no pressure or expectation."

  114. Get involved #bbc6nations

    England Rugby

    England Rugby: Captain @ChrisRobshaw gathers his England team at the tunnel entrance. They're aiming for a fast start out there.

    It would make a nice change in this year's championship.

  115. Team news

    England v Scotland

    Scotland centre Alex Dunbar is out for up to nine months after injuring knee ligaments in training and is replaced by Matt Scott.

    Dougie Fife and Finn Russell also come in, while David Denton and Jim Hamilton are recalled to the pack.

    Scotland: 15-Stuart Hogg, 14-Dougie Fife, 13-Mark Bennett, 12-Matt Scott, 11-Tommy Seymour, 10-Finn Russell, 9-Greig Laidlaw; 1-Alasdair Dickinson, 2-Ross Ford, 3-Euan Murray, 4-Jim Hamilton, 5-Jonny Gray, 6-Robert Harley, 7-Blair Cowan, 8-David Denton

    Replacements: 16-Fraser Brown, 17-Ryan Grant, 18-Geoff Cross, 19-Tim Swinson, 20-Johnnie Beattie, 21-Adam Ashe; 22-Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 23-Greig Tonks

  116. Team news

    England v Scotland

    England make two changes to the side that lost to Ireland, with full-back Mike Brown and lock Courtney Lawes replacing Alex Goode and George Kruis.

    Kieran Brookes, Geoff Parling and Tom Wood return to the match-day squad.

    15-Mike Brown, 14-Anthony Watson, 13-Jonathan Joseph, 12-Luther Burrell, 11-Jack Nowell, 10-George Ford, 9-Ben Youngs-; 1-Joe Marler, 2-Dylan Hartley, 3-Dan Cole, 4-Dave Attwood, 5-Courtney Lawes, 6-James Haskell, 7-Chris Robshaw (captain), 8-Billy Vunipola

    Replacements: 16-Tom Youngs, 17-Mako Vunipola, 18-Kieran Brookes, 19-Geoff Parling, 20-Tom Wood, 21-Richard Wigglesworth, 22-Danny Cipriani, 23-Billy Twelvetrees

  117. Post update

    England v Scotland

    Rightio, as Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw stares at the light at the end of the tunnel, time to run down the two teams.

  118. Post update

    England v Scotland

    Jeremy Guscott

    Former England centre on BBC One

    "Against Ireland, England lacked energy. Courtney Lawes being back in the side will add energy and dynamism to the England team."

  119. Post update

    England v Scotland

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland international on BBC One

    "It is crucially important that Finn Russell finds his form immediately after his suspension. He likes to run but he needs to kick well today, because if he doesn't, England will capitalise. It is a game of inches, and Mike Brown will hurt Scotland if Finn Russell does not kick well."

  120. Get involved #bbc6nations

    England v Scotland

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer at Twickenham

    Tom Fordyce

    "Wonder who these two Twickenham terrors are supporting?

    "Clear skies and fresh hope at Twickenham as news of Ireland's defeat filters through the afternoon air.

    "Now that the championship is alive again for England, a contest which had threatened to underwhelm - tickets still available, no Scotland win here in 31 years - now has the sort of bite one should expect from a Calcutta Cup showdown."

  121. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Javel Bleach on Twitter: "Half expecting #Scotland to treat this like a jog in the park ;(. Hope I'm wrong."

    Stuart Bowie on Twitter: "Come on Scotland! Can't be doing with another wooden spoon man."

  122. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Jeremy Guscott

    Former England centre on BBC One

    "That game just shows you don't need loads of tries to have drama. The physicality was incredible and Wales deserved it."

  123. Post update

    England v Scotland

    Scottishwinsgraphic

    1990. 2000. 2006. 2008. But especially 1990.

    Scotland's wins over England are the stuff of legend, but the common denominators tend to be Murrayfield and/or pelting rain.

    Scotland have a winning record over England in Edinburgh, but have won on only four of 36 visits to Twickenham.

    The last time was 1983.

  124. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Sir Clive Woodward

    Former England coach on BBC One

    "The consequences are huge, not just for this tournament. Wales winning that game will give them great momentum and don't forget they are in England's World Cup group. It is great for the Six Nations but I'm not sure it is good for England."

  125. Post update

    England v Scotland

    Stuart Hogg

    It is that sort of talk that probably lights Stuart Hogg's fire.

    The Scotland full-back believes behind the new-age facade of Stuart Lancaster side are the same old English traits.

    "They're pretty much all about themselves at times," he told the Daily Mail.

    'They don't really respect us and we find that pretty frustrating."

  126. Post update

    England v Scotland

    England will be top of the Six Nations table tonight if they beat Scotland by more than eight points.

    Forwards coach Graham Rowntree is confident that his boys can do it.

    "If we get our game right, then we can win by many," Rowntree replied when asked if he would take a one-point win.

    "We are planning for a backlash from Scotland, and they should be planning on one from us."

  127. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Tony Ellis on Twitter: "Good to see Wales finally had plan B. Plan Barnes worked treat. Now can England engage brain as well as heart."

    Nath on Twitter: "I feel exhausted after watching the game, can't imagine how the players must feel like after playing in it."

  128. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC One

    "The Six Nations is just amazing. The best annual rugby tournament in the world."

  129. Get involved #bbc6nations

    BBC Sport's Bryn Palmer on Twitter: Ireland pts difference now at +33. They go to Murrayfield next Sat. Wales now +12. They go to Rome. England (+25) favourites if beat Scots?

  130. Post update

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  131. Get involved #bbc6nations

    BBC Sport's Ben Dirs on Twitter: "What an epic half of rugby, a great example of that old cliche that sport is war in miniature."

  132. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Keith Wood

    Former Ireland hooker on BBC One

    "That is as good a game of rugby as you are going to see. The intensity was amazing. Ireland lacked accuracy but Wales' defence was truly immense. Alun Wyn Jones was magnificent as was Luke Charteris. Ireland wasted a couple of opportunities but Wales as a team of men were magnificent."

  133. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Wales Win

    Wales' players are taking a well-deserved lap of honour and there are plenty sticking around, including George North's other half and world champion track cyclist Becky James, to pay tribute to their performance.

    Wales travel to Italy on the final day. If it is going to go down to points difference, Rome is not a bad place to be.

  134. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Michael Smyth on Twitter: "Wales defence was incredible! Sexton and Murray didn't play their best and it showed from Ireland's attack."

  135. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Keith Williams on Twitter: "That was the most physical rugby match I've ever watched - credit to both."

    Jonathan Flowers on Twitter: "That was one of the most fantastic intense halves of rugby ever. Congratulations to all the men on the field."

  136. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    That was stuff to stir the soul.

    Hearts, bodies and willpower laid out on the line and Wales sheer bloody mindedness in defence might have just been what swayed it in their favour.

    The southern hemisphere boys sometimes look down their nose at the Six Nations. You can't be snooty about that game.

  137. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    Roberts and Best

    "Just an amazing game. Defence, attack, recycling of the ball, end to end, an absolutely fantastic game of rugby."

  138. Get involved #bbc6nations

    James on Twitter: "Thank you Wales!!!"

    Will on Twitter: "Never thought I'd be so happy for a Welsh win!"

    Joe Igoe on Twitter: What an excellent game!!!! Now as long as England can win today, next Saturday will be incredible!!!!

  139. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC One

    "Ireland haven't moved the ball much in the championship and just to suddenly turn it on in the cauldron of the Millennium Stadium is not easy to do."

  140. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    To paraphrase Sir Alex Ferguson: rugby heh? Blinking heck.

  141. Full-time

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

  142. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC One

    Ireland Deflated

    "I felt Ireland lost their shape as they approached the line - that sometimes happens."

  143. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Wayne Barnes blows up and it is a scrum Wales. Ireland failed to get it to ground he rules. That is surely the ball game...

  144. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    Warburton

    "It's been a team effort by both teams but I've got to make a choice and I'm going for Sam Warburton as man of the match. O'Connell and Wyn Jones have been immense too."

  145. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Stolen! Wales pinch the line-out throw, but Mike Phillips under pressure hoofs the ball out over the dead ball line and it is just another line-out on the five metre line...

  146. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Hats Stanford on Twitter: "Never thought I'd be caught cheering for Wales, but seems there's a first time for everything!"

    Kate Shaw on Twitter: "Epic game of rugby for Wales and Ireland. They must be knackered!"

  147. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "I'm glad the clock was stopped because I think Madigan kicked that dead! Everyone was booing because they don't realise Wayne Barnes was assessing Richard Hibbard and the clock was stopped."

  148. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Ian Madigan kicks dead as he goes for the corner! No, he doesn't! Wayne Barnes had not restarted play.

    Madigan makes no mistake second time around. Ireland with the line-out in the corner...

  149. Sin-bin

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Jonathan Davies swats a pass down and forward. Wayne Barnes rules it was deliberate and he sees yellow and will sit out the final stages.

  150. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Ian Madigan is on for Johnny Sexton. Can he steer Ireland over the 20m separating them from Wales line?

  151. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    The first break in play since the half-time oranges as Scott Williams and Cian Healey get treatment for a clash of heads. Play restarts with a Wales put in to the scrum on their own 22m line.

    Not straight! Ireland back with ball in hand!

  152. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Andrew Jones Music on Twitter: "Finished with fingers ages ago. Am on the toe-nails now."

    Steve Jones on Twitter: "I may be Welsh but Paul O'Connell has had a game deserving of his 100 caps he has been immense."

  153. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "That's brilliant play over the ball by Sam Warburton to get the penalty. That might win the game for Wales. Best game of the tournament so far."

  154. Post update

    Wales 23-16 Ireland

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC One

    Scott Williams celebrates his try for Wales

    "The good thing is that the defence has been ferocious but it has not been a defence-dominated game. It has been a balance and a contest between attack and defence."

  155. Penalty

    Wales 23-16 Ireland - Halfpenny

    Halfpenny

    Leigh Halfpenny slots nervelessly.

    The equation shifts. Ireland need a converted score for a draw rather than a win.

  156. Post update

    Wales 20-16 Ireland

    One small peep, one almighty roar!

    Sam Warburton snaffles over the top and secures a kickable penalty for Wales.

  157. Post update

    Wales 20-16 Ireland

    Caution has been shoved to the shredder by Ireland.

    The men in green are running from everywhere. Replacement prop Sean Cronin pops up on wing and is squashed by Richard Hibbard.

  158. Get involved #bbc6nations

    JavelBleach on Twitter: "OK, now, one more try to win it, #Ireland, C'MONNNN!!!!"

  159. Post update

    Wales 20-16 Ireland

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    Payne

    "Ireland have dominated the last 15 minutes and have the momentum. Wales need to keep the ball and starve Ireland of possession. Ireland have their tails up and think they can win this."

  160. Replacement

    Wales 20-16 Ireland

    Huge cheers as Johnny Sexton drops a pop pass from Cian Healy and Justin Tipuric pounces on the loose ball.

    Jamie Heaslip off and Jordi Murphy on at number eight for Ireland. Wales bring on the beard. Jake Ball replaces Alun Wyn Jones in the second row.

  161. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Will Wright on Twitter: "Am I right in saying that there hasn't been a single pen for holding on? So credit to Barnes for being consistent.."

    Adam de Ste Croix on Twitter: "Ireland running the ball now out of necessity and almost scored. Why not play like this from the start?"

  162. Post update

    Wales 20-16 Ireland

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC One

    "There is an intensity and accuracy about Ireland in this half that wasn't there in the first half. They have lost the weight off their shoulders they felt in the first half. It is a thriller, and it is just such a shame there are only 10 minutes left!"

  163. Try

    Wales 20-16 Ireland - penalty try (converted Sexton)

    Sexton

    Paul O'Connell's gamble comes up cherries.

    Ireland take the line-out cleanly, Wales go spearing in at knee level to bring down the driving maul and Wayne Barnes marches between the sticks.

    Sexton converts.

    What a half so far. What a final 10 minutes to come.

  164. Post update

    Wales 20-9 Ireland

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "They will not stop coming, the Irish. They still believe they can win this. They've got to try to take the points though - I would have taken the penalty."

  165. Post update

    Wales 20-9 Ireland

    Ireland with a decision to make.

    Twelve minutes left, 11 points down and a gimme of a penalty on the Wales 22m line.

    Paul O'Connell does the maths and decides Johnny Sexton should kick into the corner rather than for the sticks...

  166. Get involved #bbc6nations

    George North and Simon Zebo

    Sarah M on Twitter: "Beginning to think we might be able to finish the job.. Come on Wales!"

    Jonathan Flowers on Twitter: "Courageous response by Ireland. Can the morale stand that further disappointment?"

  167. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Matt Dawson

    Former England scrum-half

    #HAHA massive cheer here at Twickers for that try. Come on Wales! #TopMoment"

  168. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker

    "In the Ex Internationals bar at Twickenham; first time I've heard a Welsh try cheered."

  169. Post update

    Wales 20-9 Ireland

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "What a wasted opportunity by Ireland. The forwards got white line fever when there were men outside. One pass and they have three men over. Schmidt will not be happy with that."

  170. Post update

    Wales 20-9 Ireland

    Ireland tackled

    Hooves for hands!

    With backs queuing up unopposed out wide, Ireland's forwards squander the chance. The ball bobbling forward off Cian Healy as the heavy mob get white-line fever.

  171. Post update

    Wales 20-9 Ireland

    What a game.

    Ireland are now throwing themselves at the Wales line to try and get a lifeline back into this game...

    Five metres out.

  172. Post update

    Wales 20-9 Ireland

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC One

    Scott Williams skins Tommy Bowe

    "That will be painful viewing for Tommy Bowe. He showed Scott Williams the inside and you can't do that against that guy. A huge mountain for Ireland to climb now."

  173. Post update

    Wales 20-9 Ireland

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "Heaslip is committed to Biggar first of all and goes too tight. Scott Williams feints then goes and he is over."

  174. Get involved #bb6nations

    Jonathan Flowers: TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY!

    Simon Allsopp: Awesome 10 mins of rugby from both sides c'mon wales

    Steve Jones: That is what Scott Williams will give you. Great try

  175. Try

    Wales 20-9 Ireland - Scott Williams (missed con Halfpenny)

    Williams

    Scott Williams scored that decisive try at Twickenham a few years back. This might be just as big in deciding the winners of this year's Six Nations.

    The replacement centre sniffs a hole as Tommy Bowe and Jamie Heaslip leave him to each other. That indecision is all Williams needs, diving over with glee.

    Leigh Halfpenny screws the conversion wide.

  176. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "There will be some tired legs in the last 20 minutes. Very tired legs."

  177. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Wales

    The phases are racking up again as Wales bash up to the Ireland five metre following Dan Lydiate's line-out steal...

  178. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    "The scramble defence has been immense from both sides."

  179. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Wales and Ireland

    Still on for Wales....

    But the chance disappears down the swanny as a pass flies clean over Leigh Halfpenny on the whitewash.

    The next try is an absolute monster in determining the outcome of this match.

  180. Get involved #bbc6nations

    BBC Sport's Ben Dirs on Twitter: "That has to go down as one of the most stirring passages of defence ever seen in Cardiff. A 10 ton truck wouldn't have breached Welsh lines."

  181. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Alun Wyn Jones counter-rucks to turn over the ball on halfway. Jonathan Davies charges past Simon Zebo out wide.

    Give it! No!

    Leigh Halfpenny was on his shoulder, but Davies spots him too late.

  182. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC One

    "There were two phases of defence that lasted over 20 phases - that was incredible by Wales. You ask how much it will take out of Wales, but I wonder how much the disappointment of not scoring will take from the Irish side."

  183. Get involved #bbc6nations

    BBC Sport's Ben Dirs on Twitter: "Wayne Barnes is so prolific with his whistle he should start entering sheepdog trials."

  184. Replacement

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Richard Hibbard replaces Scott Baldwin at hooker for Wales. A whole new front row compared to the starting XV for Wales.

  185. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

    Sean O'Brien is tackled by Wales

    "You have to say incredible play, incredible intensity. Great play by Ireland and by the Welsh defence. But how much will it take out of the Welsh team?"

  186. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Both teams heaving with effort. Penalty to Wales! Johnny Sexton off his feet!

    Cheered as loudly as any try by the crowd. They know how important that could be.

    That will have lactic acid coursing though both sides. There are going to be holes in both defences come the last 10 minutes...

  187. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Wales and Ireland

    Immense Ireland pressure. Heroic Wales defence. Still the hosts hold out.

    This feels like a game-defining period of play.

  188. Get involved #bbc6nations

    Kat:‏ I have little understanding of what's going on in the #bbc6nations #WALvIRE but it's great procrastination

  189. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC One

    "That was a great period of Welsh discipline unlike in the first half, when they were giving away penalties after four or five phases."

  190. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Penalty Ireland! Wales stray offside. Warren Gatland disbelieving up in his glass box. Ireland kick up to 10 metres out and will go for the drive...

  191. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Dan Bigger

    Offensive defence from Wales and Ireland have been forced back to the 22m through the hosts' sheer aggression. Real trench warfare out there.

  192. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Up to phase 22 as Jamie Heaslip, and then Peter O'Mahony, blast in around the fringes. Something has to give. It might be Wayne Barnes' patience...

  193. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Sam Warburton puts in a big hit on Rory Best, but Ireland still have possession and prime position...

  194. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Paul O'Connell galloping like a great diplodocus! Ireland up to within five....

  195. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC One

    Taulupe Faletau

    "Some of the accuracy Wales had in the first half is lacking so far in the second. Wales are trying to put a bit more width on the ball but are not really troubling Ireland. Neither side is troubling their opposition with the ball in hand."

  196. Post update

    Wales 15-9 Ireland

    Wales started the first half with frenetic energy and almost pedantic accuracy.

    They have not managed the same in the second. Rhys Webb's box kick has too much on it and is gathered under little pressure up one of the Ireland back three.