Six Nations 2015: England versus Scotland has extra spice - Farrell

Alex Goode and Andy Farrell
Andy Farrell (right) has been an England coach since 2012
Six Nations 2015: England v Scotland
Venue: Twickenham Date: 14 March, 2015 Kick-off: 17:00 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC One, HD, Red Button, BBC Radio 5 live, online, mobile, the BBC Sport app and Connected TV.

England's Six Nations match against Scotland will have "extra spice" because of their defeats a fortnight ago, says backs coach Andy Farrell.

England lost 19-9 to Ireland while Scotland were beaten 22-19 by Italy.

Scotland are looking for their first win at Twickenham for 32 years.

"Favourites or not, form or not, doesn't come into this game because you've got two sides who are a little bit wounded and looking for a reaction," Farrell told Radio 5 live.

"And you've got the history of the two sides coming together on these Calcutta Cup special occasions."

Despite being overwhelming favourites, Farrell believes England are not thinking about points difference, which could decide the championship if Ireland slip up in their final two games, away to Wales on Saturday and Scotland a week later.

England's 2015 Six Nations campaign
6 February: Wales 16-21 England
14 February: England 47-17 Italy
1 March: Ireland 19-9 England
14 March: v Scotland (Twickenham)
21 March: v France (Twickenham)

He said: "We've been asked the question a lot this week about points difference but it's irrelevant. We've got to make sure we perform and if we perform well enough the scoreline will take care of itself."

England are second in the Six Nations table, two points behind unbeaten Ireland, while Scotland have lost all three of their matches so far.

Farrell says England can still win the title and is looking for a reaction following their defeat in Dublin.

"You always want to put things right after a disappointing performance and a loss," he added.

"We are still in with a chance, we feel, of a championship victory, albeit it's out of hands.

"There's still two tricky games to go for everyone in this competition. We still feel that there's an opportunity for us that we perform enough to put ourselves in with a fighting chance."

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