England captain Steve Borthwick is determined to regain the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham on Saturday and exact revenge for last year's 15-9 defeat at Murrayfield.
If England do follow up Sunday’s emphatic 34-10 win against France with another Twickenham triumph, it could be enough to seal second place in the RBS 6 Nations.
Scotland have not won at Twickenham since 1983 and they head into the game having tasted success just once in four matches in this year's championship.
The visitors run into an England side top of the try-scoring charts and brimming with confidence after finally turning their words into action with a scintillating first 50 minutes against France.
But there was no air of overconfidence at the team’s Surrey base today ahead of the 116th Calcutta Cup showdown.
England learned a tough lesson at Murrayfield 12 months ago and they were disappointed with the final half hour on Sunday, when their indiscipline returned and they conceded two consolation tries to France.
Borthwick said: “It was a hugely disappointing performance last year. It was a low point for me. We are all proud to be involved with English rugby and that wasn’t a good day for English rugby.
“It showed just how difficult it is to play against Scotland, how they can get wins. We need to make sure that never happens again.
“More importantly, we need to build on our performance from the weekend. For 50 minutes it was very good before it dropped away.
“What is exciting is that we beat a very good side but we underperformed in the second half of that game. The great positive is we can say, ‘Just how much better could we be?’
“Look at that half hour when we played pretty poor rugby. There was annoyance and quite a lot of frustration.
“We need to sustain our level of performance for 80 minutes. But confidence is high, spirits are good. It is up to us to put in the hard work so we can continue that development.”