Cowan-Dickie apologizes after penalty try error in Calcutta Cup loss

The visitors looked like they had good value for a win to start their campaign at Murrayfield until the hooker tipped a cross kick into touch which was deemed worthy of a penalty try by officials with Darcy Graham ready to score.

Scotland won 20-17 with Cowan-Dickie spending much of the final moments in the trash.

“I just want to apologize to all your supporters for today. I let myself down and you guys,” he wrote on social media.

“Every time I play for my country, I want nothing more than to make you proud. Thank you for all the support. Looking forward to bouncing back next week!”

Eddie Jones has insisted England should blame themselves and not Cowan-Dickie after losing their first Six Nations game for the third consecutive year despite dominating play.

“Luke is disappointed, it happens in the moment. He played exceptionally well and he’s very disappointed, but all the boys are supporting him,” head coach Jones said.

“We only have ourselves to blame. We are massively disappointed to have lost and Scotland deserved to win.

“We dominated a big part of the match but we didn’t get the points from the dominance.”

Additional reporting by PA Media.

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