Saxons begin winning ways but still looking for revenge

Jordan Crane says England Saxons are looking for revenge against Scotland (6 nations)

There was no chance of painting Galway red after the Saxons came from 10-0 behind to beat the Irish Wolfhounds last Friday night.

I was really proud of the way the lads knuckled down and grafted to beat them on their own patch.

Elliot Daly stood up well at full-back and my Tigers team mates Graham Kitchener got man-of-the-match and George Ford kicked a monster penalty at a crucial stage.

The boys did really well.

But celebrating was limited to just a couple of quiet ones back at the hotel.

The reason being, we play Scotland at Newcastle on Friday and there is more than a hint of revenge in the air.

The boys got hammered up there last season in the 'Massacre of Galashiels'.

There are a few players here - and especially coaches - who want to make sure that does not happen again so we have had to switch our heads on for that test practically as soon as the final whistle blew on the win over the Irish.

The phrase "keen for a win" does not do this week justice.

As well as a determination and good attitude in training this week, there has been some cracking banter off the pitch.

I have been taking so much stick for looking like 80s pop singer Pat Sharpe, that I thought I had better go and get my hair cut.

Quins' Jordan Turner-Hall was leading that little crusade, so I have enjoyed seeing him taking some stick for looking like an overweight version of heavyweight boxer Derek Chisora!

London Irish back-rower Jamie Gibson has also been getting heaps of abuse for being on the phone to his missus all of the time.

There's a really good atmosphere here and all of the boys are good company. Company that, for the record, got owned on the table tennis table by me and Fordy this week.

So, on to Newcastle it is. I don't know why anyone is worrying. I have never lost a game while involved in a Saxons team and have a record of 14 wins and 0 defeats stretching right back to my debut against Italy in 2006.

Here's to a 15-0 record on Friday night.

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