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Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 February 2006, 15:09 GMT
White ready for powerful England
Scotland captain Jason White
White played in the Scotland side that beat England in 2000
Captain Jason White insists spirits are high in the home camp as Scotland go looking for their first win over England since 2000 on Saturday.

"It's been a great week in training and confidence is high, he told BBC Sport.

"The key is to stay relaxed and when we are out there we have to make sure we do the basics well and not give away any cheap turnovers.

"England can adapt to a number of different playing styles and they are a tremendously powerful side."

White can draw on good memories of facing England in Edinburgh, having made his international debut in the 2000 Calcutta Cup match.

The Scots ran out 19-13 winners on that occasion but have not tasted victory since.

"I was lucky enough to be part of that winning side, when we ended England's Grand Slam hopes," he added.

"I can't remember too much about it but there was a fantastic atmosphere and the crowd were amazing.

"The supporters love these games and I would imagine the country will go bananas if we get a win.

"It's just another game for the players, albeit against one of the best sides in the world.

"The most important thing is to back up our winning performance against France with another good showing at Murrayfield.

"It's all about fronting up on the day because we know if we don't play well, it will be a struggle."

Stand-off Dan Parks also knows Scotland face a stern Six Nations examination.

Dan Parks in training with Scotland
Dan Parks knows England are strong opponents

"England have been playing very well and are deservedly the tournament favourites," said the Glasgow man.

"They are playing powerful rugby and are such a big team who are very hard to stop.

The Scots started their Six Nations campaign with a thrilling 20-16 win over France at Murrayfield.

But, in Wales seven days later, a number of early errors - coupled with the dismissal of Scott Murray - cost the Scots as the Welsh ran out 28-18 winners.

"We were pretty proud of efforts after what happened against Wales," added Parks.

"We were disappointed not to get the win but we were reasonably happy with the display.

"There were a lot of errors in the first part of the game and, while losing 28-18 was not a good result, it could have been a lot worse."

Interview: Scotland captain Jason White

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