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Superb Scotland stun England to end Grand Slam aspirations

Scotland team celebrate with the Calcutta Cup trophy after victory over England.

Scotland team celebrate with the Calcutta Cup trophy after victory over England.

Scotland produced a blistering display of attacking rugby to hand Eddie Jones just his second defeat as England head coach and end the visitors' Grand Slam aspirations with a 25-13 Six Nations victory at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Led by the brilliance of Huw Jones, who scored a brace of tries, and Finn Russell -- criticised before the game but at the heart of Scotland's best play -- the hosts opened up a 16-point halftime lead, with Sean Maitland also touching down.

England improved after the break with a converted Owen Farrell try, but Sam Underhill was shown a yellow card to inhibit England's hopes as the hosts expertly navigated the final 35 minutes to register a famous victory.

With Ireland earlier securing a bonus point win against Wales, their five-point lead over England in the standings puts them in a strong position to reclaim the title they last won in 2015.

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