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Byline: WITH SPORTS BETTING'S TOP TIPSTER DEREK MCGOVERN, Additional reporting John Shaw

BILLY TWELVETREES will make his England debut today against Scotland in the Calcutta Cup, a trophy never won by any nation other than England or Scotland.

Twelvetrees (right) is a great name for a rugby player, it's a great name for 12 rugby players.

By nature trees are solid, difficult to put down and stand up to be counted. The only thing that lets them down is their ability to catch and pass a ball. It's the same thing that lets England players down.

England will look to play a territorial game against Scotland - something history tells us they do very well. Just look at all that North Sea oil we nicked off them.

The bookies see this year's Six Nations as a battle between two nations - France and England - which shows a huge disrespect to the other three nations and Italy.

Oddly, William Hill offer just 8-11 for no Grand Slam winner - something that has happened just three times in the last 11 years. Don't look here for clues - look to the page with the crossword on.

Six Nations (Hills): 15-8 England, 15-8 France, 7-2 Ireland, 11-2 Wales, 25-1 Scotland, 125-1 Italy.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Feb 2, 2013
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