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Scotland's Greig Laidlaw (right) and Zander Fagerson train at Murrayfield yesterday. Picture: SNS

Laidlaw set to overtake uncle's cap tally

Greig Laidlaw in training at Murrayfield yesterday. Picture: SNS

Scotland can still win Six Nations, says Laidlaw

Ireland's Paul O'Connell is stretchered off after receiving a serious leg injury against France at last year's Rugby World Cup. Picture: PA

Ireland great O'Connell forced to retire

06/02/16 RBS SIX NATIONS
SCOTLAND v ENGLAND
BT MURRAYFIELD STADIUM - EDINBURGH
Disappointment for Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw at full-time (55286038)

World rankings: Scotland drop out of top 10 rugby nations following England defeat

Jonathan Humphreys talks to the press ahead of Scotland's forthcoming Six Nations fixture against Wales

Jonathan Humphreys insists Scots will learn from mistakes against England ahead of Wales match

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Alastair Biggar

Alastair Biggar, Scotland and Lions winger, dies at 69

Luke Charteris tackles Ireland's Jamie Heaslip at the Aviva Stadium

Wales cannot afford any slip-ups in race for Six Nations title, says Luke Charteris

Jonathan Humphreys upbeat despite Scotland's defeat to England

Jonathan Humphreys upbeat despite Scotland's defeat to England

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Eddie Jones, England's new conductor in chief

Jones lays first foundation stone in his bid to build an English rugby dynasty

Stuart Hogg is tackled by Courtney Lawes and Mike Brown during Scotland’s defeat at Murrayfield

Scotland 9 England 15: Cotter's men battle but errors prove costly

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England's Billy Vunipola on the charge against Scotland. Picture: Getty

Craig Chalmers: missed chances cost Scotland the Calcutta Cup

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George Kruis touches down for the first of England's two tries. Picture: PA

Scotland slump again in error-strewn arm-wrestle

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Scotland coach Vern Cotter. Picture: SNS

Cotter claims Scotland are still making progress

Glasgow Warriors' Taqele Naiyaravoro is on his way back to Australia in the summer. Picture: SNS

Naiyaravoro to leave Warriors at end of season

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A disappointed Greig Laidlaw leaves the pitch at full time

Greig Laidlaw says team must learn quickly to cut out silly mistakes

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Stuart Hogg tries to evade England's Owen Farrell (left) and Billy Vunipola. Picture: SNS

Hogg insists Scotland can get up to speed quickly

Ireland 16 Wales 16: Six Nations draw between sides is first since 1991

Ireland 16 Wales 16: Six Nations draw between sides is first since 1991

England captain Dylan Hartley urges his team-mates on at Murrayfield Photograph: Getty

Cruise control for Eddie Jones as England see off Scots at Murrayfield

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France's Yoann Maestri, top, catches the ball during Six Nations tournament Rugby match, France vs Italy at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. (PA)

France 23 Italy 21

Tony Stanger in action for Scotland in the summer of 1991

Tony Stanger: Scotland quietly fancied our chances in 1990 and this team should too

Scotland's Matt Scott is tackled by Jonathan Joseph

Scotland 9 England 15: Losing run goes on for Cotter’s men

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Scotland assistant coach Nathan Hines at the team's training session at BT Murrayfield yesterday. Picture: Getty

Scotland confident of keeping up the progress

Matt Smith scores Scotland's fourth try during their historic Under-20 Six Nations win at Broadwood Stadium. Picture: PA

Scotland U20s 24 England U20s 6: Young Scots secure historic win at Broadwood

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Scotland's Ross Ford (left) and John Hardie in training. Picture: SNS

Ford and Hines call for cool heads in Calcutta Cup clash

Jonny Gray wins a lineout against England last year. Picture: Getty

Al Kellock: Scots at their best can beat anyone

Ross Ford on the ball in training this week. Picture: SNS

Ford focused on 'creating chaos' in Calcutta Cup clash

(L-R) James Haskell, George Ford and Joe Marler look on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on February 4. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

Winning ugly in Calcutta Cup will do just fine for James Haskell

Sean Lamont could yet play a part for in tomorrow's Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield. Picture: PA

Lamont on standby for Calcutta Cup squad

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Adam Hastings is among the new talent in the side

Scotland under-20 side bid to make experience count against England

Eddie Jones issues instructions to his England squad during a training session. Picture: Getty

Jones plays it safe in first English selection

Scotland assistant coach Richie Gray prepares for training at Murrayfield. Picture: SNS

Cotter predicts Jones will be shocked by intensity of Six Nations

John Barclay was last involved in the Scotland squad during the summer's World Cup warm-up matches. Picture: SNS

Barclay back in Scotland team to play England

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Mark Bennett has recovered from the shoulder injury that has kept him out of action for a month. Picture: SNS

Bennett back fit and braced for a battle

Jonny Gray is impressing as a leader

Men versus machines as Scotland seek to win back the Calcutta Cup

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John Jeffrey attempts to contain Richard Hill of England during the 1990 Five Nations Championship match at Murrayfield. Scotland won the match 13-7. Picture: Getty

John Jeffrey: Cool heads now order of the day in Calcutta Cup cauldron

Richie Gray (centre) in training at Murrayfield. Picture: SNS

Our time is now, says Scotland lock Gray

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10:  Sean Maitland of Scotland looks to break with the ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and Scotland at St James' Park on October 10, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.  (Phot

Maitland looks forward to second tilt at 'hated' English

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Jarrod Firth has joined Glasgow Warriors from Counties Manukau in New Zealand. Picture: Glasgow Warriors

Warriors sign Firth to compete for front-row jersey

Paul O'Connell's retiral from international rugby has left a big gap in the heart of the Ireland team. Picture: PA

Six Nations guide: overview

John Hardie at Murrayfield yesterday. Picture: SNS

Hardie eager for overdue first home cap

England captain Dylan Hartley (left) and coach Eddie Jones. Picture: PA

Six Nations guide: England

Ireland's playmaker Jonathan Sexton.Picture: PA

Six Nations guide: Ireland

Greig Laidlaw during training at Murrayfield. Picture: SNS

Scotland can learn from World Cup heartbreak, says Laidlaw

Wales coach Warren Gatland. Picture: PA

Six Nations guide: Wales

France's captain Guilhem Guirado (left) and coach Guy Noves with the Six Nations trophy. Picture: PA

Six Nations guide: France

Italy's players celebrate with fans after beating Scotland at Murrayfield last year. Picture: PA

Six Nations guide: Italy

Scotland coach Vern Cotter. Picture: PA

Six Nations guide: Scotland

Vern Cotter has a strong and settled Scotland squad from which to select. Picture: PA

Strength in depth makes selection straightforward for Cotter

Duncan Taylor plays alongside a third of the England side with Saracens. Picture: SNS

Mixture of old and new key for Scotland defensive coach ahead of England clash

Scotland's David Denton being put through his paces at training. Picture: SNS

David Denton returns to Scotland camp a better player after Bath move

Keith Galloway, the Australian international rugby league prop forward who is set to claim his birthright by representing Scotland

Ex-Kangaroo Galloway can boost Scotland's rugby league prospects

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GLASGOW WARRIORS V RACING 92
RUGBY PARK - KILMARNOCK 
Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend (54336325)

Ospreys 20 Glasgow Warriors 20: Gregor Townsend's men rue second-half errors

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GLASGOW WARRIORS v EDINBURGH
BT MURRAYFIELD STADIUM - EDINBURGH
Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons (54344346)

Cardiff Blues 10 Edinburgh 3: 'Errors killed us,' says frustrated Alan Solomons

Alasdair Dickinson training at Murrayfield. Picture: SNS

Dickinson determined to keep up the progress

Rory Sutherland was sent to the sin-bin

Cardiff Blues 10 Edinburgh 3: Gunners miss chance to go top

Eddie Jones at an England training session on Friday. Picture: PA

Jocular Jones relishing return to Test arena

Scotland's Tommy Seymour stretches off at training. Picture: SNS

No place for self pity as Seymour and Scotland look to the future

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw celebrates scoring against Samoa at the World Cup. Picture: PA

Six Nations overview: teams all look to kick on from Rugby World Cup

A Scotland victory over England is long over due, says Graeme Morrison

Defence the key to reclaiming Calcutta Cup, says Morrison

Greg Peterson will be off to the US after today's game

Peterson vows to take his chance for Warriors

Ireland's Rory Best, holding the Six Nations trophy, is flanked by the other five captains. Picture: Getty

Six Nations form guide: the contenders assessed team by team

Scotland stand-off Finn Russell in action for Glasgow Warriors. Picture: SNS

Six Nations: six players to watch

Scotstoun Stadium has had problems with the weather conditions in recent times

Scotstoun rule out surface that would suit both Glasgow Warriors and VPG athletics club

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Cornell Du Preez of Edinburgh Rugby has signed a new two-year deal

Alan Solomons says Scotland have beat Springboks to Cornell du Preez coup

Ryan Wilson has been chosen to captain Glasgow Warriors against Ospreys

Warriors' Ryan Wilson ready to don armband after roller-coaster month

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Duncan Taylor scores for Saracens against Ulster earlier this month. Picture: PA

Taylor signs new deal with Saracens

Josh Strauss in action

Rob Harley and Josh Strauss set for Glasgow Warriors return

Vern Cotter: I'm not falling for England head coach Eddie Jones' mind games

Vern Cotter: I'm not falling for England head coach Eddie Jones' mind games

Greig Laidlaw and Vern Cotter with the Six Nations trophy. Picture: PA

Laidlaw promises Scotland will profit from World Cup pain

England coach Eddie Jones at the RBS Six Nations Championship launch in London. Picture: PA

Jones begins the mind games ahead of Calcutta Cup clash

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