FORMER Tynedale player Chris Harris played his part in Scotland’s remarkable comeback against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

England stormed into a 31-0 lead in the first half, and looked certain to win the Calcutta Cup dual on the final day of the 2019 Six Nations Championship.

Newcastle Falcons centre Harris came on as a 57th minute replacement, and added energy to the Scotland side in the second period.

After clawing their way back to 31-31, Sam Johnson scored what looked to be a decisive try late on for Scotland, only for England’s George Ford to make it 38-38 at the death.

The match has been described as the most remarkable between the two sides in the 148-year history of their rivalry.

Harris returned to the Scotland squad after missing the previous match, against Wales two weeks previously, through injury.

On the opening weekend of the championship, he came off the bench in Scotland’s 33-20 victory over Italy, to score his first international try.

Just a few years ago, Harris was sporting the blue and white hoops of Tynedale, having made 47 appearances for the Corbridge-based outfit between 2011 and 2014.

Two other ex-Tynedale men, Dave Cherry and Tim Swinson, have also been involved with the Scotland squad during this year’s Six Nations.

Cherry played 27 times for Tynedale's first XV between 2011 and 2013, and now plays for Edinburgh.

Now a Glasgow Warriors player, lock Swinson represented Tynedale 24 times between 2006 and 2008.

Tynedale’s players, officials and supporters have been following the Six Nations in the clubhouse at Tynedale Park.