Tim Wisser
Tim Wisser crosses the try line Getty Images

Scotland handed the Six Nations title to England with a 29-18 victory against France at Murrayfield. Vern Cotter's team won a pulsating match in Edinburgh courtesy of tries from Stuart Hogg, Duncan Taylor and Tim Visser.

Once again, the French failed to match their potential and their underwhelming performance, allied to Scotland's spirited effort, meant England coach Eddie Jones has won the coveted trophy at the first attempt.

The French scored an early try through Guilhem Guirado but failed to build on the momentum they created. The Scots subsequently crossed over the tryline through Stuart Hogg and Duncan Taylor, who produced a stunning solo effort.

Despite this, Gael Fickou's score for the French meant the scoreline was delicately balanced at half-time, with Cotter's men leading 21-18. However, Hogg produced a brilliant overhead pass in the 66th minute to set up Tim Visser for a try and secure an improbable victory for the Scots.

"The team worked incredibly hard," Hogg said after the game, according to the BBC. "I can see how much it means to our home fans, who were unbelievable. We've had poor performances in the past but it makes amends.

"You don't get many opportunities in international rugby and the times we made them we finished them off well. I had a wee bit of luck on Visser's try and my try was a good team move."

Victory for Scotland is their first against the French in 11 attempts and meant they have recorded back-to-back Six Nations victories for the first time in three years. What's more, the result ends a run of seven straight Six Nations defeats at Murrayfield since beating Ireland in 2013.

The surprising result also means England – who beat Wales on Saturday for their fourth straight win – have been crowned Six Nations champions before the final weekend of the tournament.