Scotland coach Frank Hadden believes the pool draw for the 2011 World Cup gives Scotland a chance of maintaining their consistent record in the tournament.
Scotland are one of only five countries to make it to the quarter-finals of every World Cup, although they have only reached the semi-finals once.
That was in 1991 when they were knocked out by England at Murrayfield in the only time the two countries have met at the event.
The old foes will lock horns in three years' time though, after Martin Johnson's side were drawn in pool B alongside Scotland and last year's semi-finalists Argentina.
It is a group all three sides will fancy their chances of getting out of and Hadden now hopes the scheduling is kind to his side.
He said: "It's a good draw and one that gives Scotland every chance of maintaining our proud record of being one of only five countries to qualify for the quarter-final of every World Cup.
"The draw is the first piece of the jigsaw. The second piece is the scheduling of games.
"I believe it is absolutely imperative that games are scheduled to allow players proper recovery and preparation time given the intensity of international matches."