Steve Borthwick: England prepped for Scottish Six Nations games

Scotland's players gather in a huddle before their recent Six Nations game against France

The former England captain added: "On the field it might be instances in games like sin-binning and how players deal with that".

However, Borthwick is confident Eddie Jones' side are savvy enough to overcome any similar antics as they continue their quest for the Grand Slam and their third consecutive Six Nations crown.

Buoyed by a vociferous Murrayfield crowd, the hosts consistently stretched the visitors' defence and Jones collected a deft Russell grubber kick to dive over next to the posts to score Scotland's first home try against England since 2004.

"Scotland's number one game is always playing England at home, so it will be a very hard one". Calls were growing for the introduction of promotion and relegation in the championship, giving the likes of Georgia and Romania hope of a spot in the northern hemisphere jamboree.

Scotland have not beaten the auld enemy for a decade and suffered a 61-21 drubbing at Twickenham past year.

"We were fuelled by previous year and the disappointment of the Wales game", Scotland captain John Barclay said.

Scotland's last win over England in the Calcutta Cup was 15-9 in the 2008 Six Nations.

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When asked if the Magpies can now start looking up the table rather than down, Benitez said: "Yes, but there is still a feeling that we have lost points today".

"We knew we'd get stick after the Wales game, that is the nature of the beast, but we knew we hadn't become a bad team overnight".

He has 10 tries in 14 tests, having also crossed twice in Scotland's humiliating Twickenham loss previous year and against Samoa, New Zealand, and Australia in the autumn. Russell, another of Scotland's star players, floated a miss-pass over to Maitland, who dived in at the corner.

Television reports suggested England fly-half Owen Farrell was involved in a fracas involving a number of Scotland players before the match as tensions boiled over. It didn't spark a comeback, though.

"I don't think we'll give them that much space, so unfortunately if you are a Scotland fan, I think you'll see a good England win".

Under the Australian, England have won 24 out of 25 Tests, with the only blot on the record a defeat by Ireland last season that denied them a Grand Slam.

"That was as good a victory Scotland have had probably since 1986", former Scotland fullback Gavin Hastings said.

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