Scotland coach Gregor Townsend relishing challenge of facing England at Twickenham

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Source : Sky Sports

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend says there is no bigger challenge for his side than facing England at Twickenham. Scotland travel to face England in their opening Six Nations game on February 6, having not beaten their fierce rivals at Twickenham since 1983.

“It’s the biggest game every year for us, for our players, but especially for our nation,” Townsend said. “It is a game we have played most regularly – 150 years this year – and we play for a trophy, so it is the biggest game. Coming as the first fixture means that the focus as we go into next week will be really sharp.”

We are playing one of the best teams in the world, a team that won last year’s Six Nations. There is no bigger (challenge) than England away.” he added. “It is not often you get two weeks’ preparation for an international game, so we are excited about the challenge of going down to Twickenham and playing one of the best teams in the world.”

“If you give them time and space, they are going to be dangerous.” Townsend continued. “If you get in their face and make it confrontational, then it makes it for a tasty encounter. We are excited about it and we have got some great preparation time now to make sure we are in the best place possible to go down to Twickenham and pick up a win.”

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