England 16 - Scotland 12
Dan Parks of Scotland kicks a drop goal during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between England and Scotland at Eden Park on October 1, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand.
England were on the verge of facing up to a premature exit from the 2011 RWC until a late flurry saw them edge out rivals Scotland 16-12 on Saturday.
As it was, Scotland are looking at returning from New Zealand early as they await the result of Argentina's fixture against Georgia on Sunday. The Scots need the Lelos to cause an upset of Tongan proportions in Palmerston North.
But despite England's four victories from four Pool record, questions will be asked following this performance, which lacked any real direction. They were flat for most of the first-half and will need to up the ante when they run out for what will be a last-eight date with France next week.
Man of the match: Euan Murray was a rock for Scotland during the first 40 minutes while Al Kellock led well. But for his wet-weather masterclass, we have to go for Dan Parks. Thrown on minutes after kick-off, Parks took the right options at the right time and had a good day.
James Haskell of England clashes is tackled by John Barclay of Scotland and Ally Strokosch of Scotland during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between England and Scotland at Eden Park on October 1, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand.
England finishes 4-0
Scotland finishes 2-2
England v France