McCormack focused on Scotland’s plan

Scotland coach Steve McCormack says he is “not bothered” about England and is not out to help them with the Bravehearts face New Zealand.

If England beat Australia on Sunday the two Four Nationals finalists will be determined by points difference.

But McCormack is not interested in trying to restrict the Kiwis point margin, which would assist England.

“I’m not bothered about them, I’m not bothered one single bit, I’m just bothered about what we do,” McCormack told

“It’s about making sure these lot are galvanised this week.

“They were pretty bashed after that game as you’d expect but they’ve trained well the last couple of days and the mood is really good.

I’m not interested in any other results, apart from ours.

“We have improved, there is no doubt about that. This team has come a long way. 2013 was great but we can’t wait for this week.

“The improvement from game one to game two was noticeable and we need to make that same improvement for game three. That’s a big challenge.

“It was nice for the lads to get the credit they deserved against England but, if you had seen the dressing room after and how disappointed they were that we didn’t win, (it) shows what standards we’ve set.

“It doesn’t get much tougher than the Kiwis on a Friday night but, as always, we’ll be ready for them.”

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