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Scotland captain Stuart Hogg. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Allan Massie: Lessons from Scotland’s Calcutta Cup woe

Conditions at Murrayfield were so appalling last week that it is tempting to say there is nothing to have been learned from the match. It certainly wasn’t a normal game of rugby. One might say that England just deserved their victory because they defended well and made fewer handling errors, and leave it there.

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Stuart Hogg wears his heart on his sleeve but his protest will not have endeared him to the referee. Picture: PA.

Iain Morrison: Scotland’s discipline must improve ahead of the Calcutta Cup

Yesterday’s earthquake in Paris complicates things for anyone looking ahead to next Saturday’s Calcutta Cup. Shorn of their main ball carriers in the forwards (Billy Vunapola) and the backs (Manu Tuilangi) England looked a little ordinary, unprepared for the speed and aggression of the French defence, now managed by the former Wales coach, Englishman Shaun Edwards.

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