England and Scotland drew 15-all at Murrayfield today in a match that lived up to expectation. Unfortunately, the expectations were extremely low, and the tryless affair was exceedingly dull.
Toby Flood had a chance to win the game in the last play of the game, but his dropped goal sailed wide. It wouldn’t have been a deserved win for England, and the draw is probably the right result.
There wasn’t much talent on show, and not many scoring chances to either side. The scrum was a mess, and the game was error-strewn throughout. Neither side had any cutting edge, and it really was a stalemate.
We’ve had a few issues at The Rugby Blog HQ today, so we’re sorry that we couldn’t bring you live updates, and our live discussion might have livened the game up a little. However, we’ll have all the post-match recriminations, our Player Ratings might see some scores below zero, and there will no doubt be the odd rant by our various contributors.
Earlier this afternoon, Ireland beat Wales and they are now the only side that has any chance of preventing France lifting the trophy. That game was a much more interesting encounter, with both sides looking to run with ball much more often than Scotland or England.