- England coach talks of Scotland’s ‘huge expectation’
- Owen Farrell gets fly-half spot instead of George Ford
Eddie Jones has turned up the heat on Scotland before the Calcutta Cup clash on Saturday, questioning whether they can handle the weight of expectation on the 150th anniversary of the historic match and insisting they “don’t have a monopoly on pride”.
Scotland have not won at Twickenham since 1983 but came agonisingly close to ending their barren run two years ago, coming from 31-0 down to take the lead before George Ford’s last-gasp try rescued a 38-38 draw for England. Jones on Thursday sprang a surprise by dropping Ford for the first time since the 2019 World Cup quarter‑final, shifting his captain, Owen Farrell, to fly-half and handing the 21-year-old Ollie Lawrence a first Six Nations start at inside-centre.