Ford determined to end England drought

Date published: February 5 2016

Scotland hooker Ross Ford believes they can rewrite the history books when they face England at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Ford and prop Al Dickinson are the only survivors in Scotland's side from their last Calcutta Cup win over England in 2008.

On that occasion Scotland secured a 15-9 home victory with their best result since then being a 15-15 draw at Murrayfield.

Ford, who also tasted success against England in 2006, knows there's a whole generation of Scottish players who are yet to beat England.

But he wants his team-mates to forget about their poor form against England and to use the challenge of beating their neighbours as motivation.

"I don't think we should see it as a scary thing," said Ford.

"It should be a challenge that the boys enjoy.

"And it shouldn't just be about winning one or two of them – we should be looking to do it consistently. We should be aiming to get regular victories against a lot of nations, not just England.

"The consistency and performance is key to doing that but this group of boys has the talent to do it, to become a team Scotland can be proud of."