Visser relishing England challenge

Date published: March 10 2017

Scotland wing Tim Visser feels his side's poor record at Twickenham will not be an issue when they face England there this weekend.

Visser said his side are full of confidence as they prepare to take on the defending champions on their own turf, despite being winless at Twickenham since 1983.

Scotland have impressed in this year's tournament and are currently third on the table after beating Ireland and Wales at Murrsayfield and losing narrowly to France in Paris.

And although England are chasing a world-record equalling 18th-straight Test win, Visser said the Scots are not going to Twickenham to make up the numbers against their arch rivals.

"We are going to where they say is a daunting place but we are looking forward to it," he revealed.

"The last couple of weeks we have played exciting rugby," the 29-cap winger explained.

"England know how to win games but I don't think they've been winning as smoothly as they always have.

"They have struggled up to half-time in various games. But they must be doing something right to have won 17 games in a row.

"We are very confident but as typical Sots we are very conservative in how we approach the game.

"We need to be calm and composed. We need to play the game, not the occasion. That is why we have to treat this as just another game of rugby."

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