The stadium will be packed to the rafters with tickets like gold dust around Edinburgh with fans missing out during last year’s tournament due to Covid-19.
It is the 140th meeting between the teams with the 139th one of the most memorable as Scotland won 11-6 at Twickenham Stadium. Eddie Jones and his men will be out for revenge but there is a confidence around the Scotland team.
Gregor Townsend will be turning to Finn Russell to lead the Scots once more with not only his talent but his experience as well, while the ever-reliable Stuart Hogg will have an important part to play.
Kick-off is 4.45pm at what is going to be a soaking but atmospheric Murrayfeield Stadium
We will have all the latest updates from the action, as well as reaction and analysis throughout the afternoon.
Last updated: Saturday, 05 February, 2022, 17:03
- Kickoff 4.45pm
- Live on BBC One Scotland
The captain got Scotland up the pitch with a mammoth kick which brought a huge cheer.
Ben White is on, replacing Ali Price
Difficult start for Scotland
England have had all the ball and are doing all the probing. Scotland have been forced to kick from deep a couple of times.
First scrum of the encounter
A knock-on at the line-out sees England gain possession with the first scrum
John Barclay on Richard Cockerill
Former Scotland international has admitted he didn’t like working under Richard Cockerill at Edinburgh.
Cockerill is now part of Eddie Jones’ coaching team with England having been head coach at Edinburgh between 2017 and 2021.
Barclay told BBC: “I didn’t enjoy it. Richard Cockerill came to Edinburgh when Edinburgh were struggling. They had a soft underbelly you could say. He was tasked with coming in and developing a steel and a resolve. But at a point you have to hand it over and let the guys start making decisions, on the pitch and off the pitch. He didn’t do that and he lost the dressing room.”
Scotland Under-20s put forward a spirited showing against England Under-20s but ultimately went down in a 41-24 defeat.
Scotland Under-20s show promise despite Six Nations defeat by England
Scotland Under-20s ran out of steam in the final 20 minutes against their English counterparts, going down 41-24 at the DAM Health Stadium, but the level of performance for the first hour of this match will give them confidence ahead of next Friday night’s Six Nations round two match against Wales in Colwyn Bay.
The key clashes that will define Scotland v England
The Scotsman’s rugby writer Graham Bean has picked out the clashes that could define Scotland v England:
Finn Russell v Marcus Smith
Gregor Townsend v Eddie Jones
Stuart Hogg: ‘Best Scotland side I’ve been in’
Stuart Hogg will be a key player for Scotland. As he has been for a number of years.
But he reckons this squad is the best of the lot he’s been a
“It’s definitely the best squad I’ve ever been involved in”
All the match info you need
Until last year Scotland hadn’t beaten England at Twickenham for 38 years. However, you only have to go back four years for the last victory at Murrayfield.
The majority of the crowd will be hoping Scotland win back-to-back matches against England for the first time since 1984.
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