Six Nations 2019: England 38-38 in Scotland
England and Scotland played an amazing draw in the most remarkable match of their 14 years of rivalry.
England, whose title hopes ended with Wales – victory over Ireland, took a lead of 31 points in as many minutes.
But Stuart McInally took the lead before Darcy Graham (twice), Magnus Bradbury and Finn Russell met in a blitz in the second half that raised the score to 31-31.
Sam Johnson scored a seemingly decisive try late in the game, but Englishman George Ford raised the score to 38-38 to death.
Despite the extraordinary drama, both sides looked deflated at the final whistle.
Despite maintaining the Calcutta Cup, Scotland had to accept the biggest return of international high-level history – and the end of Twickenham's 36th birthday – in the final part of the match.
Six Nations: England lacked discipline in the second half – Eddie Jones
England, under the furious eyes of coach Eddie Jones, had spared an embarrassing defeat, but will have to face a brutal investigation into his play in the second half and to d & rsquo; Other questions about their concentration and regularity at major matches, less than six months before the match. World Cup.
England goes wild
Jonny May's tries seemed to give England the means to match the record margin of 40 points they won in the 2017 match
A first try after 66 seconds. A bonus point inside 29 minutes. The biggest advance at half time of England against Scotland.
In the first 40 minutes, there was a disparity similar to a chasm between the oldest opponents of the international game.
Wing Jack Nowell unleashed England's onslaught as he headed for the cover to score in the second minute.
Tom Curry and Ellis Genge, injured in the fourth minute after Ben Moon's injury, then pushed their limits. Kyle Sinckler let slip a decisive pass to allow Joe Launchbury to dive.
When Henry Slade passed a passport behind the back of his hand for Jonny May to walk in, we had the impression that the performance of England was under the sign of the show.
Jones had stated before the match that it was a chance to "show we were the best Six Nations team" and with nine more tries than anyone in the championship at that time, it seemed like his team was doing the statement he wanted as they took a 31-0 lead.
Scotland and captain Stuart McInally retain the Calcutta Cup thanks to their 25-13 win last year at Murrayfield
What followed was six unanswered Scottish essays that shocked an unsuspecting Twickenham.
The flanker turned hooker Stuart McInally made a 55-meter descent on the outside, giving visitors something before the break.
At this point, it had seemed little more than a consolation.
However, in the second half, Scotland played down the weight of its history and injury-stricken team as its back-line suddenly realized its dazzling gameplay that was tearing the defense.
Six Nations: Gregor Townsend reflects on "incredible" turnaround
In the space of 13 minutes surrealist, Graham hesitated after the interaction of bright money, the chip of Ali Price paved the way for Bradbury score, a looped loop pass from Russell Graham sprang and finally Russell sent an interception of the opposite number Farrell to level the score.
England seemed to have regained its balance, but Johnson finished in the 76th minute. On the verge of winning a win for the ages and with a clock in the red, they could not hold up.
It's a performance that shows the best and the worst Gregor Townsend players with their lack of weight and their fundamental mistakes perfectly balanced by their flashes of attack.
The Man of the Match – Finn Russell (Scotland)
Midfielder Finn Russell has kept his belief in his team and his own ability to revolutionize the return of Scotland in a fight that seemed lost.
What the experts said
Andy Nicol, former Scottish scrum half: "I do not know who to feel, am I happy to be back or am I upset because we are in a winning position and we have not been successful? system errors in the first half and the body language was not great, but they reversed the trend and the positive aspects clearly outweighed the negative aspects. "
Matt Dawson, former English scrum half: "I'm choked by the return of Scotland, I'm frustrated as an Englishman, I've never seen a team take such a lead and almost lose it."
The former half-fly of England Paul Grayson: "I think Owen Farrell's job is so big, the captain's office alone is a huge demand, when England has had problems with Wales and Scotland, it has so much to to make sure he's lost maybe. "
Chris Jones, correspondent for the BBC Rugby Union: "There are still so many questions about England, as brilliant as they may seem when they are good, when they are not, they may seem as if the wheels are falling."
Six Nations Shuffle: Champions crowned, amazing draw and pain for Parisse
England: Daly, Nowell, Ashton, Tuilagi, May, Farrell, Youngs, Moon, George, Sinckler, Launchbury, Kruis, Wilson, Curry, B. Vunipola.
Replacements: Genge for Moon (4), Te for Teilagi (77), Ford for Farrell (70), Spencer for Youngs (74), Cowan-Dickie for George (74), Cole for Sinckler (51), Hughes for Launchbury (74), Shields for Wilson (62).
Scotland: Maitland, D. Graham, Grigg, Johnson, McGuigan, Russell, Price, Dell, McInally, Nel, Toolis, Gilchrist, Skinner, Watson, Bradbury.
Replacements: Hastings for Maitland (68), Harris for Grigg (57), Laidlaw for Price (57), Reid for Dell (45), Brown for McInally (57), Berghan for Nel (61), Gray for Gilchrist (57) . , Strauss for Skinner (57).
* Wales receive three bonus points for winning all five games