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The storm clouds are gathering over Murrayfield today and England have been left in no doubt what is coming their way. (stock photo)

The storm clouds are gathering over Murrayfield today and England have been left in no doubt what is coming their way. (stock photo)

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The storm clouds are gathering over Murrayfield today and England have been left in no doubt what is coming their way. (stock photo)

The storm clouds are gathering over Murrayfield today and England have been left in no doubt what is coming their way.

Forecasts of 60mph winds, driving rain and perhaps even snow in Edinburgh as Storm Ciara hits the Scottish capital would appear to be the least of the concerns for Eddie Jones's side. This may be only the second round of the Six Nations, but England's title hopes are already on the line following their surprise 24-17 defeat in Paris.

Of equal import is the need for a performance to demonstrate that they have moved on from their World Cup final loss to South Africa. There appeared to be a hangover from that defeat at the Stade de France, but the Six Nations is a harsh place for those who indulge in navel-gazing.