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Genge is the try hero in England triumph

Ellis Genge scored the match-winning try as England enjoyed a 13-6 Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Leicester Tigers prop Genge came off the bench in the second half and scored the decisive try near the end of a game affected by high winds and rain as Storm Ciara blew into Edinburgh.

Clubmate George Ford started at fly-half, with Jonny May on the wing and Ben Youngs earning a 97th cap as a second-half replacement as England bounced back from defeat in France in the opening game of the Guinness Six Nations to register their first win of the tournament.  

"You don't really plan for things like that but luckily I was the one who picked it up," Genge told RFU.com.

“We are buzzing, happy to win and there is more to come for this side – that is what we are excited about.

“We had a bump in the road last week and everyone was writing us off, saying we were a different team to the one at the Rugby World Cup, but for us it is on to the next job and it's just good to get the win."

England resume against Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday, February 23.