England in pole position after victory over Scotland – Next up France
An excellent day of rugby was enjoyed by Eventmasters clients at “Merits”, the No 1 hospitality venue at Twickenham, where over 500 guests witnessed a hard fought England victory over the auld enemy Scotland and in doing so keeping their 2015 RBS Six Nations hopes alive. Stuart Lancaster’s side retained the Calcutta Cup and now top the table going into the final weekend with Wales and Ireland in a three-way fight for the title, point’s difference looks likely.
If that is the case England may regret not finishing off the catalogue of chances they created, particularly in the first half. Centre Jonathan Joseph showed his brilliant footwork and power to open the scoring inside five minutes with his fourth try of the tournament. But the England backline failed to finish further openings created by Mike Brown and Luther Burrell. Antony Watson had a try ruled out, much to the annoyance of a packed Twickenham crowd. Despite England’s superiority they somehow found themselves trailing at half-time 13-10 after a Mark Bennett try and two Greg Laidlaw penalties.
Fly-half George Ford produced his best performance in an England shirt restoring the home sides lead after 42 minutes, throwing a dummy and waltzing in untouched under the posts. Brown thought he had extended the advantage but his try was called back for a forward pass by James Haskell. Replacement hooker Tom Youngs ran a great angle to break the Scottish defence but his wild pass didn’t find a teammate as another chance went begging. Winger Jack Nowell was rewarded for his fine performance as he crashed over in the corner and the score finished 25-13.
Prior to kick off guests enjoyed full hospitality from the excellent Merits Hospitality Complex situated within the Shadow of the South Stand. On arrival you are welcomed by our event team including VIP hostesses, a full complimentary bar (Champagne Reception) is available throughout the day along with a superb catering package provided by our own specialist outside catering company – Eventmasters Catering Services Limited (Please click here for details of our award winning menu provided).
Tim Stimpson (England & British & Irish Lions) our resident celebrity host was joined by other ex-Internationals rugby players Tim Payne (England) and Gavin Hastings (Scotland & British & Irish Lions) providing a real Clubhouse environment in which to entertain your important guests.
To “be there” for the crucial clash against France please contact us immediately; we now only have 7 places remaining (a party of 4 with Premium seating and a party of 3 with Category 1 seating). Click here to view our Twickenham hospitality packages, which are officially licensed by the RFU with reserved seating in the West Stand (ticket availability shown above).