Scotland ended England’s Grand Slam hopes and claimed the 123rd Calcutta Cup with a 18-12 win at a rainy and muddy Murrayfield on this day in rugby history in 2006. The match was a kicking battle between Chris Paterson and Charlie Hodgson.
Paterson won the battle on the day converting 5 penalties to Hodgson’s 4 with Dan Parks adding a drop goal.
The win was Scotland’s first win over England since 2000 and only their second since 1990.
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The World Cup holders had every chance to grab the lead in the first half. They came close to scoring two tries in the opening and were left with only questions and no answers after the loss.
Scotland: Southwell; Paterson, Di Rollo, Henderson, Lamont; Parks, Blair; Kerr, Hall, Douglas; MacLeod, Kellock; White (capt), Taylor, Hogg.
Replacements: Ford, Smith, Hines, Petrie, Cusiter, Ross, Webster
England: Lewsey; Cueto, Noon, Tindall, Cohen; Hodgson, Ellis; Sheridan, Thompson, White; Borthwick, Grewcock; Worsley, Moody, Corry (capt).
Replacements: Chuter, Freshwater, Shaw, Dallaglio, Dawson, Goode, Voyce.
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland).
1985 - Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby player