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Six Nations: 'Hate' has gone out of Calcutta Cup, says England coach Martin Johnson

MARTIN Johnson claimed yesterday that some of the fire had gone out of the Calcutta Cup, a fixture which used to be fuelled by "genuine hatred", according to the England manager.

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Six Nations: Chris Ashton once feared his switch to union was a mistake. His try record proves otherwise

IF CHRIS Ashton's father had had his way, the most prolific championship try-scorer since Scotland's Ian Smith in the 1920s would never have played for Northampton. Nor would he have scored nine tries in ten Tests for Martin Johnson's England. And, most importantly, he would never have swallow-dived his way into the hearts of the massed ranks of sweet charioteers who will pack Twickenham today.

Six Nations: Sound of silence will be a result for Scotland at England's fortress

Scotland travel to our least favourite place in the world today. Fact! Over the years we have taken some beatings in most, if not all, of the major rugby grounds around the world but we have also enjoyed some good days at these grounds as well.

Six Nations: Scotland need to rediscover their 'mongrel' fury to avoid being crushed by England

The year was 1983 and Scotland had just won at Twickenham for only the fourth time in history. Margaret Thatcher was in No.10, many of today's Scotland team had yet to be born and Duran Duran were No 1 in the charts.

Six Nations: Records 'there to be broken', says Rory Lawson

He may have bigger issues on his mind this Sunday morning but Rory Lawson can be forgiven for pondering just how Andy Robinson goes about selecting his scrum-half. If Robinson isn't employing a coin to facilitate selection it can only be because he's replaced it with some dice.

Tom English: 'English jibes must represent an effrontery to the proud Scots'

'English jibes must represent an effrontery to the proud Scots'

We dropped the Calcutta Cup while using it as a rugby ball, admits Jeffrey

IT WAS Scotland's sporting shame of the 1980s, the night when rugby's John Jeffrey and Dean Richards apparently played football with the Calcutta Cup on Princes Street.

Calcutta Cup: How three try-scoring chances were spurned

THESE are the three main chances that could have produced Scottish tries:

Scotland 15 - 15 England: Solid Scots worth a point in drawn-out affair

SCOTLAND produced another curate's egg of a performance on Saturday when they worked successfully to lift the Murrayfield support from its seats throughout an exciting Calcutta Cup match, but for all the "good in parts" moments it failed the quality test to finish off an oddly witless England team.

Iain Morrison: England's struggles highlight way game has moved on without them

ONE time English hooker and scourge of the Scots, Brian Moore walked into the post match press room straight from his TV commentary position. He was trussed up like a deep sea fisherman to combat the cold and he still had steam coming from both ears.

Robinson stresses the positives as his charges draw another blank

NONE OF the answers to any of the great mysteries of the world are closer to resolution this morning, no breakthrough in the meaning of life, no clue as to what is really going on in the Bermuda Triangle and certainly no advance in the greatest riddle of them all – why Scotland are incapable of scoring a try and winning a game.

Forwards roll back years to pack a punch

IN THAT famous Grand Slam Calcutta Cup match 20 years ago, the Scottish forwards demonstrated their intention of taking on their illustrious opponents from the start, with Finlay Calder memorably thumping into white shirts and then the entire pack driving him onwards.

Scotland 15 - 15 England: Missed opportunity for careless Scots

WHAT do Andy Robinson's team have to do to win a match of rugby? The coach demanded "ruthless" last week from his players and what he got instead was "clueless" as time and again the men in blue coughed up soft penalties to hand England easy points.

Six Nations: Scotland 15 - 15 England - match report

SCOTLAND and England battered each other into a brutal Calcutta Cup stalemate at Murrayfield as international rugby's oldest fixture ended in a record 18th draw.

In pictures: Six Nations: Scotland 15 - 15 England

PICTURE highlights from today's Calcutta Cup clash.

Six Nations: Ross Ford hooked since Dunc slammed the English

ROSS FORD today recalled the RBS Six Nations and Calcutta Cup moment that inspired him on the journey to become a Scotland winner against England and a subsequent British Lion, writes BILL LOTHIAN.

Six Nations: Scots skipper Chris Cusiter is sure Six Nations win is not far away

SCOTLAND skipper Chris Cusiter today insisted the side are so close to a breakthrough Six Nations win and it could come against England at Murrayfield this evening (5pm kick-off).

The good, the bad and the ugly of the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield

THE Calcutta Cup is one of the most eagerly awaited fixtures of the sporting calendar, andit has produced its fair share of passion, drama and excellence over the years.

Joe Worsley wary of hostile atmosphere

VETERAN flanker Joe Worsley warned England need to be "mentally tough" to handle the wall of hostility that will hit them in Scotland today.

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