Six Nations
Robinson warns England to expect 'chaos'
ESPNscrum Staff
February 4, 2012
Scotland head coach Andy Robinson presides over training, Scotland captain's run, Argentina v Scotland, Rugby World Cup, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand, September 24, 2011
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Scotland coach Andy Robinson says England will face "chaos and "mayhem" at Murrayfield on Saturday in the Six Nations opener.

Robinson believes Scotland will have the physical edge over a relatively inexperienced England squad in the Calcutta Cup showdown. The former England flanker plans to use his side's size advantage to create an explosive clash, with rain and strong winds expected to make for a fitting backdrop to the occasion.

"I never played here at Murrayfield," Robinson told the Daily Mail. "The first time I coached here was in 2002. The first time I ever came here was in 2000, to watch England get beaten, when Scotland created chaos and won.

"Having played against Scotland at Twickenham, against JJ (John Jeffrey) and Finlay Calder, I was involved in the chaos then. We've got to create that chaos tomorrow in the way we play.

"For me as a coach, I've challenged the players to play that way. It is about us creating mayhem in the England attack by the way we defend."

Meanwhile, England continue to fill their young charges with belief ahead of the match, with Andy Farrell insisting a positive attitude will be the key to overcoming Scotland's spoiling tacticss as the look to claim their first victory in Edinburgh since 2004.

"You'd rather have confidence than experience," Farrell said. 'We'll be ready for any type of game Scotland throw at us, there's absolutely no doubt about that. We'll be very confident going into the game."

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