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Plenty of local interest as England take on Scotland at Twickenham on the opening day of the 6 nations.

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England vs Scotland - full time result

A spirited Scotland performance proved to be in vain as they eventually lost 38 - 18 against England.

Penrith born Head Coach Stuart Lancaster can reflect on a job well done as England got their six nations campaign off to a winning start.

Despite a spirited late fightback, Scotland spent much of the second half defending. 2 early tries in the second 40 minutes for the home team killed off any chance of an upset at Twickenham.

Borders born Stuart Hogg did his Lion's chances no harm at all with another excellent performance including a fantastic breakaway try.

Captain Kelly Brown, who started his career at Melrose, had a solid game, but Scotland continue their search for an elusive first win at Twickenham since 1983.

England vs Scotland - half time update

Stuart Hogg. Credit: ITV Border

A direct Stuart Hogg run set up new boy Sean Maitland to score as Scotland got off to a strong start at Twickenham. Hogg, who was born and bought up in the Borders, was at the heart of everything Scotland did in the early stages.

Scrum half Greig Laidlaw, from Jedburgh, also put in a good first half performance as Scotland started the better of the two teams.

But England's metronomic goal kicker Owen Farrell quickly established a lead for England, which they built on with a Chris Ashton try. England lead 19 - 11 at half time

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