George Ford warns England must be ready for a physical battle against Scotland... with the infamous Murrayfield tunnel fracas still fresh in the fly-half's mind

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  • George Ford claims England will beryllium fresh for a ‘frosty’ reception astatine Murrayfield
  • Ford was embroiled successful tunnel fracas in 2018 erstwhile he was shoved by Ryan Wilson
  • Scotland will beryllium favourites to declare a sixth Calcutta Cup triumph successful 7 years

By Nik Simon for MailOnline

Published: 13:00 EST, 13 February 2024 | Updated: 13:00 EST, 13 February 2024

England No 10 George Ford claims his squad will beryllium fresh for a ‘frosty’ reception astatine Murrayfield arsenic they activity their first triumph against Scotland since 2020.

Having won conscionable 1 of nan past six Calcutta Cups, England will recreation to Edinburgh arsenic underdogs adjacent week for nan 3rd information of nan Six Nations.

Ford was infamously shoved successful nan Murrayfield passageway by Scotland’s Ryan Wilson successful 2018 and nan fly-half insists nan caller players successful nan squad will cognize what to expect.


‘We cognize nan situation of what Murrayfield holds,’ said Ford. ‘They've had our number for nan past fewer years, for various reasons. 

'They're a vulnerable team, it's ever a niggly game, particularly up successful Murrayfield erstwhile you're an Englishman going up there... going down nan tunnel, that was a fewer years agone now! Bloody hell.

George Ford claims England will beryllium fresh for a ‘frosty’ reception astatine Murrayfield

Ford was embroiled successful passageway fracas successful 2018 erstwhile he was shoved by Scotland's Ryan Wilson

Scotland will beryllium favourites to declare a sixth Calcutta Cup triumph successful 7 years

‘Jokes aside, we've sewage to make judge we're fresh for that stuff. It's nan beauty of going up to Scotland and trying to win. We want to instrumentality to our scheme and not springiness nan guidance what they want. A batch of it comes down to who wins nan crippled physically and pinch their intent and attitude. You've sewage to beryllium bully disconnected nan backmost of it, people you have. They're frosty, those England-Scotland games, they're correct up there. As was today, to beryllium honest. We'll hole arsenic good arsenic we can.’

Centre Manu Tuilagi and fastener George Martin could return to adhd their powerfulness to England’s ranks aft missing nan tight victories complete Italy and Wales.

England are bracing for importantly sterner challenges successful nan 2nd half of nan title and Ford admits they request to sharpen their try-scoring edge.

‘In an perfect situation, we don’t want to beryllium successful these games wherever were winning by 1 aliases 2 points,’ said Ford. ‘We’ll look astatine really we tin move power into scoreboard unit because that turns nan crippled differently. We want to beryllium putting teams to bed. We request to look astatine really we get amended there. I deliberation location are mini improvements successful america again.’