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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend (54336325)

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

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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

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

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

Sean Lamont: I want Scotland to show self-belief in Six Nations

Sean Lamont: I want Scotland to show self-belief in Six Nations

Duncan Weir will move from Glasgow to Edinburgh in the summer. Picture: SNS

Stuart Bathgate: Weir's move highlights Scottish rugby's biggest problem

Warriors tighthead Fagerson was called up to the training squad on the eve of his 20th birthday

New Scotland prop Zander Fagerson quit mountain-biking to kick it up a gear in rugby

25/01/16   .  ST ANDREWS .  Scotland's Greig Laidlaw (left) and Mark Bennett in training. (53652462)

Coach confident Scotland will have strong back line for Six Nations

Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons

Grenoble 34 Edinburgh 23: Early missed bonus point opportunities come back to haunt Alan Solomons' men

CAN’T CATCH ME: Stuart Hogg runs in Glasgow’s only try in their win over Racing 92. Picture: SNS

Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend takes heart from Warriors' win over Racing

Duncan Weir came off the bench to make his 100th appearance for Glasgow on Saturday. Picture: SNS

Duncan Weir to leave Glasgow Warriors for Edinburgh

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne scored three penalties and two conversions for Edinburgh

Edinburgh suffer Euro misery in Grenoble

Greig Laidlaw retains the Scotland captaincy after some impressive performances at the Rugby World Cup, including this try against Samoa. Picture: PA

Cotter convinced that Scotland can continue their progress in Six Nations

Alex Dunbar (left) gets to grip with Alexandre Dumoulin of Racing 92. Picture: Getty

Glasgow 22 Racing 5: Dunbar doubt casts cloud over Warriors win

Stuart Hogg tries to escape the clutches of Racing's Henry Chavancy. Picture: SNS

Glasgow Warriors 22 Racing 92 5: Warriors bow out of Europe in style

Richie Gray is joining the Scotland set-up for the Six Nations

Defence specialist Gray joins Scotland coaching team

Scotstoun Stadium

Fears for future of athletics at Scotstoun in face of dominant Warriors

Rugby World Cup winner Dan Carter is out of the Racing 92 team to play Glasgow in the Champions Cup tomorrow. Picture: PA

Carter out of Racing team for Glasgow Warriors tie

Glasgow and Scotland centre Mark Bennett is currently out of action with a shoulder injury. Picture: SNS

Delayed return could mean no Calcutta for Bennett

Tommy Seymour is back in the Glasgow Warriors team to play Racing 92 at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, this afternoon. Picture: SNS

Warriors determined to end pool stages on a high, says Seymour

Ross Ford is back in the starting line up for Edinburgh

Victory over Grenoble vital for Edinburgh to earn quarter final spot

Alasdair Dickinson is ready to return to action for Edinburgh

Edinburgh's Alasdair Dickinson plays his part in helping club's next generation

Ryan Wilson has escaped censure. Picture: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Wilson escapes suspension following testicle grab claim

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