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Gray promises Scotland reaction

Richie Gray has vowed that Scotland will respond from their winless RBS 6 Nations showing to date against England at Twickenham.

Sunday's 21-18 loss to Ireland at Murrayfield left Andy Robinson's side with a record of three losses from three games and failure to beat Grand Slam-chasing England at Twickenham on March 13 - Scotland have not won in west London since 1983 - would likely set up a Wooden Spoon decider with Italy six days later.

Gray told Press Association Sport: "We'll be fully focused on going down to Twickenham and getting a win. We know how tough it will be. They're on a real roll at the moment, full of confidence. We'll do everything in our power in training to get things right."

Gray believes Scotland put on an improved showing against Ireland, following the losses to France and Wales.

The Glasgow Warriors lock added: "There were a lot of positives, but ultimately with the result we're disappointed.

"I thought we attacked with real go-forward and menace and defended well in long stages of the game."

Gray was winning his eighth cap, having missed the Wales Test due to a stomach bug.

He said: "It was a big blow. I tried everything in my power and I was given all the time from the medical staff, but ultimately I couldn't do it in the end.

"It was tough for me to watch, I was roaring the guys on and really wanted to be there, but these things happen."

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