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SIX NATIONS: Eddie Jones’ England favourites for the 2021 tournament

SIX NATIONS: Eddie Jones’ England favourites for the 2021 tournament

England are the reigning Six Nations champions and they’ll begin their title defence against Scotland.

The Calcutta Cup will be on the line – a trophy that England and Scotland battle for when they face off – which England currently hold.

Head coach Eddie Jones believes Scotland may struggle with the “weight of expectation” when they face his side in the Six Nations opener.

Rugby journalist Ross Heppenstall believes England are the clear favourites to win the tournament and successfully defend their title.

“I think England are favourites to win the championship. The fixtures fall quite nicely for them.

“If you look at the England side now, Eddie Jones has had five years in charge of the team. He’s got a lot of tried and trusted performers, people that he trusts and he showed a lot of faith in.

England take on Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday with kick-off set for 16:45GMT (4.45 pm).

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