Six Nations: Willi Heinz replaces Ben Youngs for England vs Scotland

Six Nations: Willi Heinz replaces Ben Youngs for England vs Scotland

Passion is guaranteed when Scotland play England but it may take more than raw emotion to secure a win in the latest edition of rugby union's oldest worldwide match.

So what could each side earn from today's clash?

Underhill relishes an worldwide rivalry that began in 1871 and spans 137 Tests as Eddie Jones's men look to wrestle back control of the Calcutta Cup for the first time in two years.

Mako Vunipola returns to the front row and George Kruis has been named in the second row as Jones seeks to bounce back from England's shock opening defeat by France.

England must avoid being provoked by a "niggly" Scotland side in Saturday's Six Nations clash at Murrayfield, head coach Eddie Jones has said.

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 was a tactic used to great effect by South Africa at the World Cup, including in the 32-12 demolition of England in the final, and was dubbed the "Bomb Squad".

England coach Eddie Jones continues to come in for heavy criticism following his team's surprise loss to France.

England opened their campaign with a defeat to France in Paris with a number of fans calling for reinforcements particularly at no.8 after the defeat.

Stuart Hogg will lead out Scotland for the first time at Murrayfield on Saturday
Stuart Hogg left will lead out Scotland for the first time at Murrayfield on Saturday

Jones obviously has a good recollection of England's last trip north when they lost 25-13 in 2018. "Sometimes these things need to be learned".

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

It was the first time England had failed to score a point in the first half of a Six Nations match since 1988, and their biggest deficit at the break since trailing Ireland 23-3 in 2007.

"Anthony felt it again yesterday and we won't consider him for Scotland", the forwards coach, Matt Proudfoot, said.

Yet they might well have won in Dublin last weekend but for several self-inflicted wounds, notably when new skipper Hogg dropped the ball with the try-line at his mercy.

The fly-half was left out of the Ireland match following a late-night drinking session.

There was little to separate the fierce rivals on a bleak Saturday in Edinburgh, lashed by Storm Ciara, after Adam Hastings' penalty brought Scotland level following Owen Farrell's strike from the tee in the first half.

Like many, Bracken wasn't impressed by Jones' psychological ploy against the new-look French team that backfired so badly, nor his outrageous claims about being the game's new benchmark.

But, on a more serious note, the 17-times capped Underhill said: "It's good to have a bit of an edge to a game".

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