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England captain Chris Robshaw will not be taking Scotland lightly on Saturday

Last Updated: 02/02/13 3:28pm

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Chris Robshaw (right) believes Scotland will up their game in England

Chris Robshaw (right) believes Scotland will up their game in England

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England captain Chris Robshaw has dismissed suggestions his side will have a routine task when welcoming Scotland to Twickenham for Saturday's Six Nations opener.

Stuart Lancaster's men begin their campaign with the Calcutta Cup clash - a trophy Robshaw lifted 12 months ago in the wake of a hard-fought 13-6 victory.

A momentous 38-21 win over world champions New Zealand at the start of December cemented England as favourites to win this year's Six Nations, but Robshaw remains wary of the Scots.

"It is always a massive occasion. We spoke in the week about the honour of playing in the oldest international rugby fixture in history," he said. "You don't get many opportunities to play special games like that.

"Both sides will be fully aware of what the game means and the history and rivalry between the two countries.

"It is a completely new challenge to last year. We were a new coaching team, new players and no-one really knew what to expect from us.

"This is a new challenge. People expect different things from us and as players it is about rising to that challenge.

"I have a very talented and great group around me who enjoy going out there and playing rugby. I think that showed in the autumn.

"There were some tough times as well. Every time we go out there we are going out to work hard for the nation, for the fans who have come to watch us and hopefully perform well for them."

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