Brown out to restore pride

Scotland No.8 eyes famous Calcutta Cup victory

By Tony Curtis - Twitter: @SkySportsTC.   Last Updated: 09/03/11 3:24pm

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Brown: Wants to restore Scottish pride

Brown: Wants to restore Scottish pride

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Kelly Brown is determined to make Scotland proud in the Calcutta Cup showdown with England at Twickenham.

"We've not won at Twickenham in 28 years and with England playing so well, it doesn't get much harder or bigger than this. But if we get all 22 of our squad to perform on the day then we can make Scotland proud."
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Scotland have not won at Twickenham since 1983 - and they go into the RBS Six Nations encounter without a win so far this season.

England, on the other hand, are currently unbeaten after wins over Wales, Italy and France - and will be the favourites for Sunday's match.

However No.8 Brown believes Scotland can turn things around to upset the odds.

"England have been playing fantastic stuff and they deserve to be three out of three in the championship but we are confident that we can end that," he told skysports.com.

"We've not won at Twickenham in 28 years and with England playing so well, it doesn't get much harder or bigger than this. But if we get all 22 of our squad to perform on the day then we can make Scotland proud.

"We might not have anything to lose in terms of results but we are a proud squad and we want to put in a performance to restore pride to Scottish rugby."

Brown knows only too well what he will face at Twickenham, having come up against the England players regularly since moving to Saracens in the summer.

And the 28-year-old insists that his Scottish team-mates will need to be on their A game if they are to record a famous win.

Powerful

"England have got threats all over the park," he admitted. "The back three are getting lots of coverage as they are scoring tries and playing well but it is not just confined to them.

"They've a hugely powerful pack, the half-backs are young but playing well together, while there is experience and solidity in the centres.

"There are threats wherever you look so we all have to be on our game. It is going to be a huge challenge."

Brown believes that despite impressing at times in the tournament, Scotland have made things hard for themselves by starting slowly.

And the former Glasgow Warriors back row knows they can't afford to make the same mistake at Twickenham.

"We've conceded tries in the first 10 minutes of each game so far so we will need to stop that," he said.

"By conceding early we have put ourselves behind the eight-ball and then had to try and hit back."

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