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“England’s new record” – Every countries heaviest Six Nations defeat

SCOTLAND 40 points – England 61-21 Scotland (2017)

An emphatic 40-point deficit saw Scotland comfortably beaten at Twickenham Stadium, as England fans rejoiced in the successful highs of the Eddie Jones era. Before Scotland found the codes for Twickenham success, the Calcutta Cup was locked away at the home of English rugby. This match also saw England retain their Six Nations title, and achieve their 18th consecutive test match victory; a long standing record tied with the All Blacks.

Scotland’s winless run at Twickenham stretched to 34 years, with England’s try-scoring swagger saw them cross over seven times. Jonathan Joseph scored an impressive hat-trick, Danny Care scored twice, along with one try each for Billy Vunipola and Anthony Watson. Owen Farrell kicked a mesmerising 26 points from the tee, stretching unobtainable daylight between the old rivals.

England failed to break the All Blacks record of consecutive test match victories, as they lost to Ireland in the final round of the 2017 Six Nations. The Grand Slam slipped through England’s fingers, yet fans were delighted to see their side achieve yet another title in a successful era.