England still sweating on Farrell's fitness

England still sweating on Farrell's fitness

England still sweating on Farrell's fitness

Scotland face England at Twickenham on Saturday in one of the most highly-anticipated Six Nations matches in years - and all the action is live on STV.

Centre Owen Farrell received lengthy treatment for an injury during morning training but Jones, becoming more irascible with each question he faced, was in no mood for clarification.

"He could be in doubt", said Jones when asked about the 25-year-old Farrell's fitness.

Can England keep the momentum up and beat Scotland to reclaim their title as champions?

Scotland's current iteration might not have quite beaten Australia but the manner of this season's victories over Ireland and Wales have given them belief.

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"We'll need that to put us in a position to win this game and will enjoy the challenge of doing that against an England team that hasn't lost in a while", the coach added.

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Jones has been responsible for 16 of those victories in a dream first 15 months in the job but the last of them, against Italy two weeks ago, clearly still rankles.

"We've never had that before and he's been very instrumental in introducing that". He's in doubt but we think he'll be alright.

England are 80 minutes away from equalling the All Blacks' 18 match unbeaten run and despite their indifferent form this year, I can't see them slipping up when they are so close to writing their names in the history books.

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Elliot Daly, a noted long-range goal-kicking specialist, is already in the team as a wing.

"I've coached a lot of good players and he is certainly one of the best".

However, how much time Hogg will spend in attack will depend on his forwards and what sort of ball they can get for him.

"I've only played England once down there and it was good fun in my first Six Nations".

Eddie Jones has done his best to laugh it off, suggesting his vice-captain hurt himself after running into his dog, but his curt responses to reporters when quizzed about the incident gave us a glimpse of some nerves starting to build.

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