Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
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Six Nations: Scotland call up Fraser Brown and Murray McCallum

Six Nations: Scotland call up Fraser Brown and Murray McCallum

The Scots' study of England's victory brought some pointers allied to Scotland's own success two years ago at Murrayfield and parts of last year's game in Dublin, where Scotland were in touch until an interception just before half-time.

Horne knows that with away trips to Paris and Twickenham -two venues where the Scots have never triumphed in the Six Nations era - still to come, Gregor Townsend's Dark Blues can not afford a slip up at home if they are to make a bid for the title.

'We go into the game with confidence after the win over Italy and playing at home again is a big advantage.

"At the same time we will feel pretty similar, so we'll look to fly into them and have a good game".

He said: "We need to be wary".

"Gregor said to us it is going to be one of the biggest challenges any of us has ever faced and that's the way we're treating it".

"If we get back to the accuracy that we can bring, we're confident we can bring the performance as well". The team that kicks the most usually comes out on top and they've got two of the best kicking players in the world at 9 and 10. "I was chuffed for him".

'Also England picked the right opportunities to counter-ruck. They were really smart around the field. They might have to change their tactics if they end up chasing the game, because we're far enough ahead. Up until the weekend they were probably the world's form team.

"It's definitely in the back of our minds to do the country proud and especially those who come out to watch us". We've done the job we needed to against Italy and there's a whole new focus now this week.

"We're at home and that's massive for us". We've done our review on Italy.

"Physically we didn't match them as a team past year but in 2017 we fronted up very well".

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