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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