Two tries from former Old Albanian Max Malins were not enough as England slumped to a third successive defeat to Scotland in the Six Nations.

The ex-Saffron Walden junior and Felsted schoolboy bagged his double in the first-half at Twickenham as England turned around 13-12 in front.

However, a try with five minutes to go handed Scotland a 29-23 win in the opening round of the famous competition and gave Steve Borthwick a defeat in his first match as England head coach.

The new boss said: "Clearly we’re disappointed with the result. Scotland have controlled this fixture in recent years and I thought they were very good.

"They didn’t get a lot of chances but the chances they got they took ruthlessly. They moved the ball very well from deep in attack and we need to make sure we limit those chances.

"We saw some growth, particularly in the attacking side of the game. The team looked like they had points in them and try-scoring potential.

"But we want to win and we’re disappointed that we didn’t.

"To go into half-time [leading] was credit to the players. At 20-12 up, we shouldn’t be letting that game get away from us, but we did.

"We’ll have a good look at it and part of growing as a team is going through some pain.

"We could have won that game but didn’t."