England coach Eddie Jones has mocked Scotland’s 36-year wait for a win in Twickenham in the build-up to the Six Nations match on Saturday.
Scotland last won away to England from 1983, with 16 defeats and a draw as.
“Ever since 1883? 1983,” okay,” joked Jones, whose negative can still win the title, when asked regarding the adage.
“If we impose our match on Scotland it will likely be pretty tough for them.
“They have got passion and play the game a certain manner.”
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England suffered a surprise 25-13 loss off to Scotland in a year’s Six Nations, but inflicted a 61-21 defeat at Twickenham in 2017, fitting their album winning margin against their oldest competitions.
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has backed his side to upset the chances, but Jones has his sights set about delivering a statement performance, regardless of whether the title is still shared encounter kick-off.
“We all want to be the very best team in the world and we understand we’re not the greatest team in the world, but we have an opportunity to show that we’re the greatest team in the Six Nations. And we’re not going to overlook that opportunity,” he further added.
“We are no where near our best, we’re just slowly getting there. We will be in our best for the Six Nations on Saturday. There will be a little bit of an explosion.”
England will win the title for the third time in four years should Ireland beat Wales earlier in the day and then over come Scotland later daily.
It’d take an unlikely winning scoreline for Ireland in Cardiff for points difference to become a element in England’s chances.
Scotland are fourth in the standings but also have suffered a raft of injuries during the effort and also will also be without backs Stuart Hogg, Blair Kinghorn and also Tommy Seymour for their final match of the tournament game.
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Coverage, standings and title permutations
|Six Nations Super Saturday|
|Kickoff (GMT)||Fixture||Live BBC policy|
|Full Information on BBC policy|
|12:30||Italy v France||Live online scores|
|14:45||Wales v Ireland||BBC One, Radio 5 Live, Radio Wales, Radio Cymru & Radio Ulster|
|17:00||England v Scotland||Radio 5 Live, Radio Scotland|
Permutations in total
- A Wales triumph against Ireland would give them both the Six Nations title and Grand Slam. An extra 3 points are given to Grand Slam winners, that would put Wales out of England’s reach
- A draw for Wales would be enough to win the tournament if England lose. In case both sides draw, England would win the title if they earn a bonus point and then Wales do not
- If Wales and Ireland draw and England win, then Eddie Jones’ side will be winners
- Ireland would be winners if they triumph and England do not
- If Ireland procure a bonus-point triumph over Wales and England beat Scotland without scoring four efforts, both teams will finish level on 19 points. Points difference would then decide the tournament: England currently guide the way with 83, in comparison with Ireland’s 19