England romped to their biggest ever Calcutta Cup victory

Wednesday 18 November 2020

England romped to their biggest ever Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland to win their second successive 6 Nations Championship.

And Eddie Jones’ team will land their second successive Grand Slam if they can beat Ireland in Dublin on Saturday to record a world record 19th successive victory.

England swept Scotland aside at Twickenham, ripping up the predictions that a rejuvenated Scottish side could cause England some series problems.

But from the moment Jonathan Joseph burst through some weak tackling, England were away. Joseph may have won the man of the match award for his hat-trick but Joe Launchbury was immense, Maro Itoji titanic in close quarters and Courtney Lawes equally impressive.

England’s forward platform allowed Joseph and co to cut loose. There were also tries for Anthony Watson, a brace for replacement scrum-half Danny Care and a returning try for Billy Vunipola as Twickenham glories in the slaughter.

It was their 18th successive victory and one more in Dublin will eclipse the All Blacks. There has never been a better time to be following England.