SCOTLAND pulled off back to back wins for the first time in the Six Nations for 12 years.
It was far from pretty with the Scots being on the back foot for the majority of the match, but led by captain Kelly Brown - who played on despite a broken nose - the Scots came from behind to record another Murrayfield win.
Scotland finally hit the heights the Murrayfield support have been waiting for as they swept aside Italy.
England got their 2013 Six Nations campaign off to an impressive start with a comprehensive victory over Scotland at a packed out Twickenham – much to the delight of coach Stuart Lancaster.
Despite an early try for Scotland, England marched into a commanding half-time lead that they never looked like giving up.
After the 38-18 triumph, Lancaster expressed his delight of clinching the Calcutta cup for the fifth year in succession.
He told the BBC: “Really pleased with the score line, we definitely would have taken that at the start of the day.
“I think we have been building steadily, getting more consistent over the last 12 months. Beating New Zealand in the autumn gave us a lot of confidence.
“We knew if we kept the pressure on Scotland, they would struggle to deal with us in their 22. Fair play to Scotland – their defence was outstanding as well as their work rate and commitment”.
It took only two minutes for England to get on the scoreboard, Owen Farrell landing a penalty after an infringement in the ruck. Stuart Hogg sparked Scotland into life after 9 minutes with a strong break deep into the English 22. After a number of phases, Greig Laidlaw offloaded to debutant Sean Maitland, who dived into the corner to put Scotland in front, with Laidlaw’s conversion attempt swinging wide.