Robinson stirs pot for Calcutta Cup

SCOTLAND coach Andy Robinson has fanned the flames ahead of next week’s Six Nations opener by expanding on his claim that England players have been guilty of arrogance.

Former Red Rose boss Robinson, whose side host holders England on 4 February, added spice to the Calcutta Cup clash when he raised the issue earlier this week.

“The importance of what I stated is there were two or three who I felt disrespected Scotland and other teams in the way they conducted themselves,” he said yesterday.

“[Ex-manager] Martin Johnson had 10 wins in 13 and I think it undermined him. You have to respect players you play with and against. It was a couple of people and for me it undermined what England had achieved. It took many forms and it all builds up.”