England hope lesson of history will help put Murrayfield shock behind them

• Eddie Jones’s side motivated by last year’s defeat by Scotland
• Ben Youngs promises England will be ‘ruthless’

Eddie Jones has been giving history lessons this week, albeit with his usual touch of revisionism. Asked why England’s unbeaten record over Scotland at Twickenham dates back to 1983, he could not resist one of his trademark wisecracks. “1883?”

He is, of course, 100 years out, and he knows it too because he has been reminding his players of the history of England’s annual fixture against Scotland. Reminding them that it was first played in 1871 and no doubt that only 12 months ago England had “their pants pulled down”.

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