10 Mar Visser | Same again for Scots
Needless to say that tomorrow’s RBS 6 Nations clash with the ‘Auld Enemy’ has plenty at stake, with England chasing a record-equaling 18 consecutive test victories and back-to-back Grand Slam titles, while the Scots target the Triple Crown, the Calcutta Cup and the prospect of pole position going into the final game week.
Despite this, the messages from the Scotland camp have been very measured, with try-scorer against Wales, Tim Visser, insisting the visitors are treating this game no differently.
“We all know the importance of the game but we promised ourselves at the start of the championship that we are just going to take each game one at a time”, said the Harlequins wing.
“Just because we have now won two games and we are in a decent position doesn’t mean that we need to change something.
“As a team we are just trying to prepare one day at a time, get better every time, learn from our mistakes and try and take that into the next game.
“This is just another game of rugby, it’s at Twickenham not BT Murrayfield but we are looking forward to the challenge.”
Despite winning all three of their RBS Six Nations matches so far, England have trailed at half-time in each of their games, with their much-vaunted replacements often coming to the fore.
Visser added: “At the end of the day they have won 17 games in a row so they must be doing something right.
“They tend to win in a variety of ways – good or ugly, they come away with results. You have to be wary of that so that’s why it’s important for us to get a good start and try a put them under pressure.
“We’ve shown in the past couple of weeks that we’ve played some exciting rugby so we are just going to out onto that pitch to show that.”