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Sunday, 12 March 2017

England take 6 Nations championship with one game to spare

England thump Scotland to seal Six Nations title

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Swing low, Sweet Chariot.

England 61 pts Scotland 21 pts.
England are the 6 Nations Champions of 2017 and with one game to spare and took the Calcutta Cup with their best team performance of this years competition. 
Scotland were swept aside as England stormed to victory scoring seven tries in their 61 points total. Admittedly Scotland's game was littered with injuries, but even if that had not been the case, it is difficult to envisage any other result given the England passion and drive. Scotland were down to 14 after only two minutes of the game when their hooker Fraser Brown was given 10 minutes in the sin bin for a late and dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly dumping the English wing on his back.

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Most of the crowd, the television commentators and I, felt that Brown was very fortunate that the French referee Mathieu Raynal did not produce a red card for the offence.

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England travel to Dublin next Saturday as 6 Nations Champions for the match against Ireland, where a win would seal the "Triple Crown" and give England a back to back "Grand Slam" a feat last achieved by France but which would be the first in the revised 6 Nations Competition.