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Danielli hopes to attack

Scotland wing Simon Danielli is determined to spend Sunday's Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham running at England, rather than defending.

England have been ruthlessly efficient in defeating Wales, Italy and France and are two wins away from the Grand Slam. In contrast, Scotland travel to west London seeking a first win of the 2011 RBS 6 Nations and a first victory at Twickenham in 28 years.

But rather than being too concerned by the likes of Chris Ashton - the Northampton wing who has scored six tries already in the tournament - Danielli is optimistic he will add to his tally of six tries in 27 Tests, and said: "Hopefully I'll get some opportunities myself. If I get any scoring opportunities I'll be doing my best to take them."

He added: "I want to get my hands on the ball and try and threaten their defence.

"Chances and tries are hard to come by at this level but we've got to work to try and get in position to score as many as we can and if we do get even half a chance we've got to try every time to take it."

Danielli knows it will take a vastly improved Scotland display to emerge victorious.

He added: "We're under no illusions - we've lost three, they've won three.

"We are underdogs for that very reason and with that we know we have to be at our very best to get the win.

"We've just got to focus on our performance and focus on playing as well as we can, starting well, building the pressure through the game and if we get a performance like that hopefully the result will come with it too."


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