Victory Would Mean The World To Mossy

Scotland captain Chris Paterson said it would "mean the world to me" if he can lead his team to victory over the Auld Enemy at Twickenham in the RBS 6 Nations Championship opener on Saturday.

Paterson hailed the spirit in the Scottish camp. "Some taste of reasonable success last year means you want more. It drives you on to experience that feeling again and experience it away from home," he said.

Scotland captain Chris Paterson said it would “mean the world to me” if he can lead his team to victory over the Auld Enemy at Twickenham in the RBS 6 Nations Championship opener on Saturday.

Speaking at his media conference at Murrayfield this afternoon, Paterson hailed the spirit in the Scottish camp. “Some taste of reasonable success last year means you want more. It drives you on to experience that feeling again and experience it away from home,” he said.

Paterson, who wins his 70th cap on Saturday, has been part of two Calcutta Cup victories against England - in 2000 and 2006 - but would clearly wish to follow in the footsteps of his uncle, Duncan Paterson, who was Scotland’s scrum-half when a rare victory was achieved at Twickenham in 1971.

He said: “Our team is far more experienced than two or four years ago. We’ve got a confident team that thoroughly believes in what we’re trying to do and a team that tasted a wee bit of success last year and knows it’s an attainable goal to beat England.”

Asked what victory on Saturday would mean to him, he explained: “It would be absolutely special. Every time I’ve played there, well, you want to win at Twickenham. I think it’s a statement if you are able to say you have done - it’s a massive achievement.

“It will mean the world to me, 21 other players, the coaching and management and especially the fans if we can win at Twickenham. We know we can win, if we get our game right, if we get our decisions clear and concise and if we get a bit of luck,” he added.