England overcome Scotland to claim Calcutta Cup

Billy Twelvetrees
Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees scored on his debut for England. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Six Nations favourites England have claimed the Calcutta Cup with a 38-18 victory against Scotland at Twickenham.

Chris Ashton, debutant Billy Twelvetrees, Geoff Parling and Danny Care all went over for the hosts, while man of the match Owen Farrell added 18 points with the boot.

Scotland had briefly led when Sean Maitland scored the game's first try after 10 minutes, but England proved too dominant, despite Stuart Hogg adding a second half try for the visitors.

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