Weir: Scotland’s Best Chance Since 2008

Written by on February 20, 2018

Former Scotland lock Doddie Weir believes Saturday’s Six Nations meeting may be his country’s best chance to end a 10-year winless run against England.

The reigning champions come to Edinburgh having lost just one of their past 14 matches in the championship.

Scotland’s last Calcutta Cup victory was in 2008, and they have failed to win any of their last 10 meetings.

“I just think if it’s going to be any year, it’s going to be this year,” said Weir, who won 61 caps.

“The anticipation is quite interesting and exciting. I would hope they do very well and I think this year, Scotland might edge it.

“They have got the passion, they have got the crowd, they have got the home environment and with any luck, that’s what should make the difference.

“The English are on fire, they’re a very strong side, they have got very clever players, so you just have to try to not out-muscle them, but maybe out-think them.”

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