It set the scene for a captivating 138th instalment of the sport's oldest worldwide fixture, but from the start it was Scotland who produced most of the fireworks. "We like to make the players adapt, it's what we do in training". "He works very hard and that was his reward".
This was no scrappy Calcutta Cup mugging but a meticulously planned and coolly executed assassination of English vanities.
What a performance from Scotland.
Stuart McInally was outstanding, as were the rest of the tight five, putting in countless tackles, while John Barclay and his back row colleagues worked tirelessly at the breakdown.
Try reviving that discussion after one of the most memorable victories in the team's recent history, at the expense of heir greatest rivals.
Six Nations organisers are certain to investigate the incident and photographs confirm it took place, but Jones was unaware of what had happened.
As the minutes wore away both teams emptied their benches. You have to applaud each and every one of them.
Eddie Jones's men continue their pursuit of a hat-trick of NatWest Six Nations titles in Edinburgh, the setting for the start of the Australian's reign in 2016.
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"This will be a big part of our journey and the only thing we can do now is look at that game and improve on it".
"It was much more like the standard of performance that we put in during November".
"We were fuelled by a year ago and the disappointment of the Wales game", Scotland captain John Barclay said.
'Six Nations Rugby will be writing to the unions to request clarification on what happened in the tunnel, ' a Six Nations spokesperson said. They kicked away possession and Scotland were in dreamland by the break. Tough extra scrummaging sessions against Georgia become less useful if they drain the team of vitality when it counts. They have won back-to-back European titles and risen to second in the world, leaving opponent after opponent in their wake. "The difference tonight was that we finished off opportunities and took them really well".
"We knew the significance of the game, we knew what would get thrown at us", he said. "Well done to them but we're not out of this competition and we'll keep on fighting".
England's Grand Slam dreams have been ended this evening as a superb Scotland claimed the Calcutta Cup with a 25-13 win in Murrayfield.
Scotland have 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.
"They beat us at the breakdown, we didn't get our defence spacing right in the first half and they were able to cut holes in us". "I didn't really fancy it to be honest". And I think they have always done that.
Not on this occasion. On 37 minutes the impressive centre broke through 40 metres from England's line and took two defenders over the line with him.