Eddie Jones’ team is the defending champion, winning an exciting Super Saturday in October and winning his first title since 2017 after a seven-month delay due to the Kovid-19 epidemic.
England held the Autumn Nations Cup dramatically against second-tier France, while Scotland finished fourth in six countries in 2020 and lost in the play-off for third place against Ireland in the third tournament after Wales. After finishing fourth in the tournament.
While the hosts lack experienced veterans this afternoon, including Mako Vunipola, Sam Underhill and Joe Marler, Gregor Townsend’s men are energized by the return of maverick Finn Russell after a back injury.
The last meeting between these two old foes at Twickenham produced a surprise draw from 38–38, although Scotland have not won at home in English rugby since 1983. Will she change today?
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England vs Scotland news
Kick-off time: 4:45 pm GMT, Twainham to watch: ITV and ITV Site / Hub England Team News: Wilson and Lawrence StartScotland Team News: Russell Returns; Starting at the redpath
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Scotland team news
Finn Russell is a welcome return for the starting XV for Scotland, who also made his bathing center debut with Cameron Redpath – a former England international youngster who worked with Ollie Lawrence before switching allegiance to the Six Nations Have lined up to say less than 20 years.
Glasgow’s George Turner makes his first Six Nations debut on the hooker, with Edinburgh counterpart David Cherry for a start at the back.
England team news
Sam Underhill has almost certainly started this weekend without a hip injury, so it is Mark Wilson of Newcastle with Tom Curry and Billy Vunipola in England’s Back Row.
Eddie Jones is without an injured Mako Vunipola and Joe Marler – who pulled out for personal reasons – as well as suspended Kyle Sinclar, so Ellis Gainz and Will Stuart are the starting recourse. Johnny Hill connects Mara Itoje to Tala with Launchbury and Courtney Laws returning to the bench after injury.
Captain Owen Farrell starts on the bench with George Ford at 10, with O’Leary Lawrence of Worcester partnering with Henry Slade in the crossing. Manu Tulagi is absent due to Akil’s injury.
Loosehead Beno Obano is expected to make his first England appearance off the bench.
How to see England vs Scotland
TV Channel: In the UK, the game is available to watch via ITV, with coverage starting at 4:15 pm.
Live Streaming: Fans can also connect through the ITV website or the ITV Hub.
England vs Scotland Date, Time and Place
England v Scotland starts at 4:45 pm GMT today, Saturday 6 February 2021.
The match will be played behind closed doors at Twickenham due to a coronovirus ban.
Welcome to England vs Scotland coverage
Hello and welcome to the latest live coverage from Standard Sport on the opening day of Six Nations 2021!
This afternoon we have a cracker in store for you, in which the Calcutta Cup match between England and Scotland is held in Twenikam in the first round of the competition.
The match is played on the 150th anniversary of the first meeting between these two rivals.
Stay tuned for construction, team news and live updates, after kickoff at 4:45 pm GMT!