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Steadman relishes England clash

Scotland defence coach Graham Steadman is relishing Saturday's do-or-die World Cup Pool B bout with England in Auckland and knows there is no margin for error.

The 13-12 late loss to Argentina last Sunday means Scotland must beat England by at least eight points - thus preventing England claiming a losing bonus point - to progress to the quarter-finals.

Steadman said: "We've got another chance and that's the bottom line. We can't afford to let it happen again. If we switch off, having conceded a penalty, and give the opposition to play off a free play and execute as they did... that won't happen again."

He added: "We know we can't afford to let them get a head of steam on because they've got a backline that can certainly pose problems."

There are many permutations in Pool B, with England, Scotland and Argentina, who play Georgia on Sunday, all in contention to advance to the last eight.

Scotland, though, are focusing on the result, rather than the many connotations.

Steadman continued: "We know what we've got to do at the weekend and we're preparing to give it our best shot against England.

"What we've got to look at first and foremost is getting a victory.

"We can't look too far in front of where we are at this moment in time.

"We know what's required, but we've got to get the victory first and if the scoreboard takes care of itself, having played well for the 80 minutes, we can come off the field happy."

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