Charlie Hodgson try seals Calcutta Cup glory for new-look England

06/02/2012

<title>Charlie Hodgson try seals Calcutta Cup glory for new-look England</title>

Charlie Hodgson's try took England to Calcutta Cup glory as they began their new era with a 13-6 win at Murrayfield in the opening round of Six Nations games.

While interim coach Stuart Lancaster has introduced a number of fresh faces, it was a comparative veteran in the shape of Hodgson who scored his first try in six years after charging down a kick by Dan Parks.

The try was converted by Owen Farrell, who finished with eight points on his international debut.

It was the first time England had won the Calcutta Cup in Edinburgh since 2004 and fans enjoying hospitality packages at Twickenham may be feeling optimistic about the upcoming games after the victory.

In the other games, Wales won the Celtic crunch 23-21 against Ireland in Dublin, while France enjoyed a 30-12 win over Italy.

The Welsh victory came in the final moments as Leigh Halfpenny kicked the decisive penalty to hand the World Cup semi finalists a dramatic triumph.

By Ted WalkerADNFCR-2911-ID-801284315-ADNFCR

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