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Murrayfield ratings for Scotland 30-21 victory over England in the Six Nations game.
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Murrayfield ratings for Scotland 30-21 victory over England in the Six Nations game.


Blair Kinghorn, with his impressive performances for Toulouse, was highly anticipated to make his return to the Scottish team after recovering from an injury. He proves to be a powerful asset on the defensive end. 7

Kyle Steyn, who had been absent for the loss to France due to the birth of his daughter, made his return to the team but did not have a standout performance. However, he played a crucial role in the team’s defense.

Huw Jones had a significant impact in helping Van der Merwe score their first try, and his performance throughout the game made him a constant danger for the opponent’s defense. His work in the evening was extremely impressive.

Unfortunately, Sione Tuipulotu had to leave the game in the beginning of the second half due to injury, but his partnership with Jones has had a considerable impact on Scotland’s advancement.

Duhan van der Merwe, who was England’s nemesis at Twickenham last year, proved to be so once again with his impressive hat-trick. Even a late yellow card could not ruin his triumphant night.


Finn Russell, who is also a co-captain, was expected to have a significant impact. Although he did not showcase his full range of skills, he has been extremely accurate with his kicks throughout the tournament. He receives a score of 7.

Ben White was responsible for the try scored by Furbank, but the scrum-half, who plays in France, made a comeback and kept the England back row in check with a score of 6.

1 Pierre Schoeman Raw power at scrum-time against the experienced Dan Cole was vital and the South African made some key tackles. 7

“George Turner, a highly dynamic hooker, played a crucial role in the strong lineout game with his accurate throwing skills. He could be considered the top-performing No 2 player in the tournament.”

Zander Fagerson sustained a head injury during the game and had to undergo an early departure for an assessment. This impacted the Scottish scrum, but upon his return, he provided strength to the set piece.

Grant Gilchrist, the #4 player, was frequently seen in his vibrant red scrum cap. He made impressive runs and contributed to the team’s success in the lineout and at restarts. He continued to have a strong performance throughout the game.

5 Scott Cummings Glasgow lock was outstanding in the lineout, a phase that was a strength of both sides. Good, powerful 80 minutes. 6

Jamie Ritchie’s exclusion from the team against France may have caught some attention, but if he had something to prove, he certainly did so with an impressive performance.

Rory Darge, who served as co-captain, was expected to cause trouble at the breakdown. His presence brought significant energy to Scotland’s back row.

Jack Dempsey, with his crucial role at the breakdown, proved to be a valuable player on the field. Although he may not have stood out, he made his presence known by tirelessly covering every inch of the Murrayfield grass.

Substitutes: Ewan Ashman (replacing Turner at 53 minutes) scored 5 points; Alec Hepburn (replacing Schoeman at 61 minutes) scored 5 points; Elliot Millar-Mills (replacing Fagerson at 61 minutes) scored 6 points; Sam Skinner (replacing Gilchrist at 67 minutes) scored 5 points; Andy Christie (replacing Ritchie at 53 minutes) scored 5 points; George Horne (replacing White at 62 minutes) scored 5 points; Ben Healy (replacing Redpath at 72 minutes due to a blood replacement) scored 5 points; Cameron Redpath (replacing Tuipulotu at 41 minutes) scored 7 points.

Sam Underhill tackles Blair Kinghorn.View image in fullscreen


“England selects George Furbank to add a more aggressive approach. It only took five minutes for him to prove his worth, but unfortunately, the great beginning did not last.”

Tommy Freeman, number 14, had a difficult time making an impact on the game as he had limited opportunities to possess the ball. He performed well in defense, earning a score of 6.

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Henry Slade has been an important player in England’s strong defensive strategy during the tournament. However, he has not contributed much in terms of carrying the ball and poses little threat in offense.

Ollie Lawrence, 12, was relied on by England as a strong force to break through the gainline, but unfortunately, he was unable to replicate his impressive performance at club level in the international stage. However, he is expected to make progress and improve in the future.

“Elliot Daly is not the only English player struggling to find his top form. Moving to the outside-centre position may prove to be an effective solution against Ireland.”


George Ford performed exceptionally once again, contributing a crucial drop goal to bring England back into the game. He also showed strong defensive skills and was not outshone by Russell. Overall performance: 7/10

In his 99th appearance, Danny Care proved himself worthy of being chosen as starting scrum-half for the Six Nations after a six-year gap. However, Ben Spencer, who came on as a replacement, added energy to the game with his performance.

Ellis Genge was chosen for his agility in open play rather than his strength in the scrum, but he held his own against Zander Fagerson.

2 Jamie George (capt) Despite the heaviness of his heart from losing his mother, the team captain showed inspiring leadership on a tough night for his team. 7

Dan Cole, aged 36, proved his worth in the first half with an effective scrum and crucial tackles. His selection was well-deserved.

On March 4th, Maro Itoje demonstrated strong running skills and dominated in the lineout, but was unable to perform at the same level as he did against Wales. He received a rating of 6.

Ollie Chessum, known for his belligerent nature, eventually lost traction in the game. There may be pressure for him to secure a starting spot against Ireland.

Ethan Roots, with his strong presence in the back row, initially gave an advantage to the team. However, as the game progressed, he became less visible and it is suggested that George Martin start in his place against Ireland.

Sam Underhill is described as England’s top performing forward with his exceptional skills at the breakdown and consistent improvement throughout the tournament.

Ben Earl was named Man of the Match in the game against Wales and once again proved to be a force to be reckoned with in the back row. He made key carries and displayed strong defensive skills. His performance earned a rating of 7.

Substitutes: Theo Dan (replacing George at the 67th minute) scoring 5 points; Joe Marler (replacing Genge at the 61st minute) scoring 5 points; Will Stuart (replacing Cole at the 55th minute) scoring 5 points; George Martin (replacing Roots at the 47th minute) scoring 6 points; Chandler Cunningham-South (replacing Underhill at the 55th minute) scoring 5 points; Ben Spencer (replacing Care at the 47th minute) scoring 6 points; Fin Smith (replacing Ford at the 61st minute) scoring 5 points; Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (replacing Slade at the 65th minute) scoring 7 points.

Source: theguardian.com