Six Nations 2018: England’s Ben Te’o claims history of rugby’s oldest game is irrelevant as Red Rose hunt Calcutta Cup glory away to Scotland

BEN TE’O has dismissed the history of rugby's oldest game as utterly irrelevant.

The England centre’s feedback about their Calcutta Cup match towards Scotland on Saturday might upset traditionalists.

 Ben Te’o says the history of the England and Scotland will mean nothing on Saturday

Ben Te’o says the history of the England and Scotland will imply nothing on Saturday

However Te’o’s indifferent, extremely-profess­ional strategy helps clarify why this ruthless Red Rose aspect are on a run of 24 wins in 25 Checks.

Whereas rival followers love getting revved up by the emotion and nostalgia of a Calcutta Cup conflict, he couldn’t be extra faraway from the Auld Enemy hatred.

And never simply because he was born in New Zealand.

Requested if its 139-yr history had any bearing on gamers today, Te’o stated: “It’s in all probability utterly irrelevant.

 Powerhouse centre Ben Te’o knows an England win at Murrayfield would be a big step towards the Six Nations title

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Powerhouse centre Ben Te’o is aware of an England win at Murrayfield can be an enormous step in the direction of the Six Nations title
 New Zealand-born Ben Te’o is chasing a third straight win for England in the Six Nations

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New Zealand-born Ben Te’o is chasing a 3rd straight win for England within the Six Nations

“When you’re speaking about this game, going up to Scotland, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to inform you the history.

“It doesn’t actually have an effect on me. Each every now and then the boys will point out a game they performed in.

“Perhaps they have been going for a Grand Slam and bombed it or didn’t play nicely.

“However I can’t say we sit round speaking about stuff like that.

“This setting is about wanting ahead. I wouldn’t say I’m an individual who wants emotion, to look again on video games or rev myself up.

“The arrogance is all within the preparation. Do all of the little issues proper in the course of the week, know your stuff, put together properly, then exit and play rugby.”

 Ben Te’o says he is looking forwards, not backwards, as England visit Scotland

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Ben Te’o says he is wanting forwards, not backwards, as England go to Scotland

Kiwi-born Te’o, 31, performed rugby league for Samoa and was needed by Eire beneath residence guidelines.

He even pulled on an Eire shirt on the 2015 World Cup and uploaded an image of himself in it to help his Leinster mates.

However he opted to play union for England in 2016 to make his London-born mum proud as punch.

As properly as enjoying league in Australia, Te’o has performed in some of the most important video games in each codes.

 Ben Te’o is targeting a 25th win in 26 games for England under Eddie Jones

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Ben Te’o is concentrating on a twenty fifth win in 26 video games for England beneath Eddie Jones

So a Six Nations tie within the Murrayfield cauldron holds no worry for the Worcester Warriors star.

He added: “By the point you get this far, you’ve performed in some massive stadiums, in entrance of hostile crowds.

“You’re all the time going to have an away fixture with a hostile crowd.

“I don’t know — you’ve seen one, you’ve seen all of them. They’re all hostile environments they usually’re nice to play in.”

Owen Farrell could have only one full workforce runout earlier than Eddie Jones names his aspect to face the Scots.

The star playmaker, 26, has educated alone for the final ten days as he nurses a thriller leg damage.

Enjoying down any health fears, scrum coach Neal Hatley stated: “Owen’s been doing a bit of additional reconditioning, however is good to go.”

BEN TE’O has dismissed the history of rugby's oldest game as utterly irrelevant.

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