Home Sports THE NOTEBOOK: JK Rowling and Gerard Butler watch from the stands at Murrayfield as England’s Immanuel Feyi-Waboso impresses Steve Borthwick

THE NOTEBOOK: JK Rowling and Gerard Butler watch from the stands at Murrayfield as England’s Immanuel Feyi-Waboso impresses Steve Borthwick

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Scotland beat England for the fourth consecutive time in the Six Nations to lift the Calcutta Cup.
  • REPORT – Scotland 30-21 England: Van der Merwe hat-trick takes hosts to glory
  • New England full-back Immanuel Feyi-Waboso showed he has multiple talents
  • Scotland’s Dr. James Robson’s final home test was emotional

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Duhan van der Merwe scored a hat-trick to help guide Scotland to their fourth consecutive Six Nations victory over England at Murrayfield.

The 28-year-old scored two incredible tries in last year’s clash, but this time he went one step further by becoming the first Scottish player to score a hat-trick in the Calcutta Cup.

George Furbank and Immanuel Feyi-Waboso got their first tries for England, but it was Van der Merwe who stole the show with his brilliance.

Both England and Scotland have two wins from three, with Steve Borthwick’s side taking on Ireland next, while the latter travel to Italy.

Mail Sport’s Chris Foy highlights some of the things you may have missed.

Scotland beat England for the fourth consecutive time in the Six Nations to lift the Calcutta Cup.

Scotland beat England for the fourth consecutive time in the Six Nations to lift the Calcutta Cup.

Duhan van der Merwe became the first Scottish player to score a hat-trick in the Calcutta Cup

Duhan van der Merwe became the first Scottish player to score a hat-trick in the Calcutta Cup

Duhan van der Merwe became the first Scottish player to score a hat-trick in the Calcutta Cup

HOSTILE ATMOSPHERE

As always, the halls and bridges of Murrayfield were packed for the arrival of both teams. There were pipers and cheers across Scotland, drums and boos across England.

Most visiting players absorbed the hostility up close, although some wore headphones to block it all out.

There were pipers and cheers for Scotland, drums and boos for England on Saturday.

There were pipers and cheers for Scotland, drums and boos for England on Saturday.

There were pipers and cheers for Scotland, drums and boos for England on Saturday.

FAMILIAR FACES IN MURRAYFIELD

There were some notable guests for this great occasion.

JK Rowling – an Edinburgh resident who wrote many of her Harry Potter books in the city – was on hand to support Scotland, as was another A-star; film star Gerard Butler, who was born in Paisley and grew up in Glasgow.

THE MULTI-TALENTED FEYI-WABOSO

New England winger Immanuel Feyi-Waboso is clearly an all-round talent.

Steve Borthwick had already impressed with his dedication to his medical studies and the coach was visibly impressed by the quality of Feyi-Waboso’s playing on Thursday night at the team hotel.

New England full-back Immanuel Feyi-Waboso is clearly an all-round talent

New England full-back Immanuel Feyi-Waboso is clearly an all-round talent

New England full-back Immanuel Feyi-Waboso is clearly an all-round talent

BORTHWICK’S LOVE FOR STAIRS

Borthwick’s lineout ladder accompanies him everywhere.

It’s one of coaches’ favorite tools, and he’s often sitting on top of it, reaching out to catch shots at a precarious angle.

But the ladder’s height and wide base make it a difficult item to store. At Murrayfield, he was left slumped against a wall in a hallway outside the press room.

GOODBYE ROBSON

This was an emotional final home test for Dr James Robson, who has worked with the Scotland team since 1991, as well as being a legendary figure with the Lions on several tours.

There was a tribute on the big screen before kick-off and Dr Robson was as busy and lively as ever as the Scots looked to build on their second-half lead.

This was an emotional farewell for Dr James Robson, who has worked with the Scotland team since 1991.

This was an emotional farewell for Dr James Robson, who has worked with the Scotland team since 1991.

This was an emotional farewell for Dr James Robson, who has worked with the Scotland team since 1991.

DISASTER FOR SPONSORS

Sponsor campaigns are often confused by selection changes. The trams passing the stadium yesterday were adorned with advertisements from a leading watch manufacturer featuring players from each of the Six Nations.

The Scot in the photo was Hamish Watson and the Englishman was Kyle Sinckler. Neither of them participated in the game.

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