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Kellock eyes Twickenham upset

Scotland lock Al Kellock has set his sights on ending 30 years of misery in London and clinching his place among the icons of Scottish rugby.

The Glasgow forward is one of 35 players hoping to be named in interim Scotland head coach Scott Johnson's first line-up when they kick off their RBS 6 Nations campaign against England on February 2. A winning start will require the Scots to undo three decades worth of disappointment by becoming the first side from north of the border to win at Twickenham since 1983.

The 31-year-old said: "It is a huge game. The first game of the Six Nations is always massive, so why not have it at Twickenham? The last game we had for Scotland (defeat to Tonga) was a huge disappointment, for everyone concerned. But this is now an opportunity for us to put it to bed."

He added: "If we win, it gets us off to a fantastic start in the competition. It's key to get a bit of momentum at the beginning.

"It would be unbelievable if we did it. I'd love it. I've been lucky enough to play England a few times - beaten them up here, drawn with them up here and pushed them close down there when Max Evans scored that great try when he kicked it over the top in 2011.

"We had a disappointing result in Auckland in the World Cup when we were fantastic for 70 minutes but they scored a breakaway at the end.

"They are all special games but to win one down there would put you in among the legends of Scottish rugby."


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