2015 RBS Six Nations: Forwards coach Graham Rowntree backs big England win

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Forwards coach Graham Rowntree believes England could run riot against Scotland in the Six Nations clash at Twickenham on Saturday.

The Red Rose are looking to bounce back from their first defeat of this year’s championship after going down 19-9 to Ireland in Dublin on March 1.

The loss for Stuart Lancaster’s men came after victories over Wales and Italy to leave the men in green as the only nation who can still claim the Grand Slam this season.

In stark contrast, Scotland are currently bottom of the table and on course for the wooden spoon after defeat to the Azzurri last time out at Murrayfield.

Rowntree admits both sides will be looking to bounce back but feels his English charges will be the ones who leave south-west London with the Calcutta Cup and not the Scots.

He told the BBC: “If we get our game right, then we can win by many (points). We are planning for a backlash from Scotland, and they should be planning on one from us.

“There is lots we have to put right because the Ireland game was immensely frustrating and disappointing.

“I’ve just got over it, if I’m honest. We had a long week last week pulling it apart.

“We’re playing a team at Twickenham who have just lost at home and have a lot to prove themselves. I expect a reaction from us.”

England are 3.30 to win the Six Nations while Ireland, who play Wales in Cardiff this weekend, are the current 1.55 favourites.

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