And Sean Lamont does not even wish to contemplate flying home.
To advance to the quarter-finals, Scotland must deny England a losing bonus point, which is awarded when a team finishes within seven points of the victor.
Centre Lamont said: "A win without an eight-point margin is a loss as far as we're concerned.
"We know the job we need to do, but it's still a lot of pressure.
"None of the boys are ready to go home yet. None of them."
There are many permutations in Pool B, but with Argentina, who beat Scotland 13-12 in agonising fashion last weekend, expected to beat Georgia on Sunday, Scotland must defeat England by their largest margin in 25 years to maintain their record of reaching at least the last eight at every World Cup.
Lamont added: "I honestly thought we were gone after the Argentina game. I didn't realise we still had a mathematical chance of going through.
"Getting another lifeline is a massive relief and there's no better game in the World Cup for a lifeline."
Many Scotland players have been asked if the prospect of eliminating England is an added incentive for the Eden Park clash.
Lamont added: "It's about us going forward. I don't really mind what happens to anybody else behind, provided we keep going that's the number one focus.
"I know that England will be flying for this because they know the risks if they don't perform, same as us."
Lamont has been selected in a side showing six changes, with the Scarlets back shifted from wing to inside centre, the position he played when Scotland lost 22-16 to England at the RBS 6 Nations in March.
Scotland's home record at Murrayfield has been strong in recent times, beating England in 2006 and 2008 and drawing in 2010.
Lamont added: "England are a great attacking threat. We know what they're capable of.
"(But) away from Twickenham I think results favour us. Let's hope it does again this weekend."
The last time Scotland beat England by more than eight points was in 1986, while it is 40 years since they scored four tries or more against their oldest rivals.
Scottish tries have been of short supply in recent times, but Chris Paterson's unerring boot could be a factor on Saturday.
Lamont added: "It would make that eight-point margin a lot smaller scoring a try and getting the conversion, but nine points is three penalties and England give away a lot of penalties.
"There's no reason why we can't get a few points against them.
"We need to get those points and, as well for us, it's about going out there and playing. We've got to score points.
"It's not an insurmountable amount, but it makes it a bit more pressure on us."
Lamont will line up in midfield alongside Joe Ansbro, one of the six players drafted into the side, with Simon Danielli to start on the wing in the same backline which began the match at Twickenham.
Alastair Kellock returns as captain in the second row, with Euan Murray back at tighthead prop and Richie Vernon in at number eight in place of Kelly Brown, who is unavailable after suffering concussion against the Pumas. Mike Blair will start at scrum-half.
Head coach Andy Robinson denied there is additional strain on his side, with Scotland aiming to keep their record of advancing to the knockout stages at each World Cup alive.
Former England head coach Robinson said: "Every Test match we have is a great pressure and that's why you're involved in it.
"We're just looking forward to this game. What's important for me is the team being able to perform every time they go out and play."
A record of nine wins in 22 saw Robinson leave Twickenham in November 2006 and he has revived his career in Scotland, firstly with Edinburgh.
He believes the match is about keeping composure.
He added: "People will hype up 'England v Scotland', and hype up that this is Scotland's last chance, but for me it's just about getting out there and winning a Test match.
"There is a lot of chaos at times and it's about being able to think clearly amid that chaos."
To win, Robinson is even prepared to use his own nationality to rev up his players.
He said: "They need to do whatever they need to do to get themselves ready for this game.
"If it means taking it out on me, with my English roots, then they've got to do that because you have to use every emotion."
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