England have secured the 2017 RBS Six Nations championship with a week to spare after beating Scotland at Twickenham.
Scotland were incredibly unlucky injury wise losing Stuart Hogg early on to concussion and then his replacement Mark Bennett shortly afterwards to a knee injury and therefore had to play Scrum Half Ali Price on the wing before later losing Tommy Seymour yet again to concussion in the second half with him being replaced by fly-half Duncan Weir.
England lost Elliott Daly after just one and a half minutes after a dump tackle from Fraser Brown earning the Scotland hooker a yellow card. This lead to Johnathon Joseph’s first try of the match. Joseph later went on to score a Hat-trick, only the fourth by England in a Calcutta Cup match and set England on their way to scoring 30 points in the first half.
Watson, B Vunipola and Danny Care (2) helped England reach seven tries with Farrell having a solid day with the boot adding 28 points.
Two tries from Huw Jones and one from Gordon Reid provided some form of consolation for Scotland.
England have now retained the Six Nations title and now go into next weekend with the chance of a second successive Grand slam.
|England (30) 61|
|Tries: Joseph 3, Watson, B Vunipola, Care 2 Cons: Farrell 7 Pens: Farrell 4|
|Scotland (7) 21|
|Tries: Reid, Jones 2 Cons: Russell 3|