Flanker Heather Fisher says the bad blood from the Calcutta Cup clash will not filter into Saturday's England women's match with Scotland.
A win in Edinburgh would bring England a step closer to their fourth Grand Slam in five years.
And Fisher – who has started all three of England’s wins so far this campaign – believes stopping the English juggernaut is motivation enough to their opposition rather than Anglo-Scottish rivalry.
“I don’t think it makes a lot of difference to us that it is against Scotland, it is not the same as in the men’s game with the Calcutta Cup,” said the 25-year-old.
“We have been playing really well recently but every team we come up against wants to beat us, or at least give us a good run for our money, that is a given.”
“The gap between us and other teams is closing, whereas we used to win by 50 or 60 points, now we are being run much closer.
“That means we are seeing a lot more games when we only win by one or two tries.
“Yes, we do have a bit more money than some clubs but I think the only reason behind that is because we have won quite a lot of tournaments.”