Mears expects 'good England win' at Murrayfield

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France had seemed the initial favourites, with two tries coming courtesy of the buoyant Teddy Thomas, but Scotland came back with great strength of character to grind out a 32-26 win over the French - an incredible 22 points coming via the boot of Greig Laidlaw.

Speaking at the Tournoi des 6 Stations Orangina, the former England hooker told Omnisport: "I think we have got too much for them up front".

It was a hugely impressive display by a Scotland side who previous year suffered a 61-21 thrashing by England at Twickenham. Here's how to watch this weekend's big match online for free, plus the England vs Scotland kick-off time, TV channel, and date.

He said: "I've heard about this, but I was in the toilets to relieve myself after the warm up".

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Lee Mears expects England to overpower Scotland and stay on course to make history with a Calcutta Cup victory at Murrayfield on Saturday.

England worked deep into home territory and were rewarded by two Farrell penalties, but their whitewash was breached in the 16th minute when Jones hacked on Finn Russell's grubber and pounced when Jonathan Joseph failed to gather the ball. Starting from inside their 22, they first tested the left wing before a long pass from Russell swept play to the opposite touchline where the rampaging Jones found acres of space.

England have won two out of two as they strive to become the first team to win the tournament outright three years in a row and Mears has backed Eddie Jones' men to overcome their fierce rivals from north of the border in Edinburgh.

Owen Farrell crossed early in the second half but it was a lone shot as Dylan Hartley marked the occasion of becoming his nation's second most capped player behind Jason Leonard with a painful loss.

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The TMO ruled that Lawes had knocked on in the tackle and back they came for a scrum on halfway.

Laidlaw kicked the ensuing penalty to give Scotland a 12-point cushion and there was no way back for England to the raucous delight of a capacity crowd at Murrayfield.

Scotland received a major boost in the 66th minute as England's replacement flanker Sam Underhill was sin-binned for a no-arms tackle.

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