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Murrayfield atmosphere reflected rising noise, bile and spite in rugby union | Robert Kitson | Sport

Eddie Jones and his side were jeered off the team bus after arriving at Murrayfield, after the England coach’s pre-match dismissal of Scotland’s team as ‘niggly’.

Few sports tread the fine line between love and hate as precariously as rugby union. It is part of its attraction: beauty and the beast occupy the same arena, passion and restraint are essential requirements. What has traditionally bound everything together is the realisation that, ultimately, it is a game …

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