Six Nations 2020: Scotland 6-13 England

Six Nations 2020: Scotland 6-13 England

Six Nations 2020: Scotland 6-13 England

"We were proud of parts of our performance in Dublin at a very hard venue", said Townsend, a former Scotland playmaker.

The England captain wasn't surprised by France's physicality but believed his team allowed them to impose themselves on the game from early on.

Jones is likely to receive a hostile reception at Murrayfield today, the latest chapter in a 149-year-old rivalry and rugby union's oldest worldwide match, having described Scotland as a "niggly team" who look to goad their opponents.

Hogg was adamant he wanted Scotland to stop being labelled as "plucky losers", saying: "The tag that we've been given really hurts the players but we need to be in a position to win Test matches before that goes.

The crowd was going nuts, they got a bit of a roll on and I thought the response of our players in the second half was outstanding". "But I own that - play to the whistle". "I've been fortunate enough to play with a few of their boys on (British and Irish) Lions tours and they're world-class. He's bringing us a lot of global experience and a lot of competition too".

"Shaun is a tough guy and always wants aggression from you, in every part of the job and in every tackle", Alldritt added.

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Jones tells England to expect provocation at Murrayfield

England's protection would certainly take place to play a crucial duty in the initial 40 mins to vanquish a Scotland side loaded with striking intent, while the away side's kicking video game aided them border the fight for region regardless of playing right into the howling wind.

"It's definitely something to acknowledge and it's definitely there - you can't ignore it - especially when it's as loud as Murrayfield is". But, like I say, that's to be embraced as a player. "It allows you to be a little more open". Yes of course (he could feature before the end of the Six Nations).

Scotland won't lack for motivation, either, with England back row Lewis Ludlam having come out prominently over the past week, citing the two nations hatred of one another and that it is going to be "war" when the two sides meet at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Youngs, who has 96 England caps, was dropped to the bench as Jones made five changes to his starting XV following the World Cup finalists' 24-17 defeat by France in their Six Nations opener.

"We were proud of parts of our performance in Dublin at a very hard venue", Townsend said.

"In terms of last week especially, when you have a disappointing result there's nothing more that you want than another game". The fact it happens to be a Calcutta Cup is probably even better for us because there's more pressure and ultimately that's something you need to perform at your best.

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