Scotland vs England LIVE: Women’s Six Nations team news, line-ups and more today


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England will kick-off their Women’s Six Nations title defense against Scotland at 12pm and they target another Grand Slam. This year’s tournament is back to the full schedule after last year’s Six Nations was shortened due to Covid. That meant there was no opportunity for a Grand Slam but there was a final instead, one in which England defeated France.

The Red Roses have continued their winning ways in 2021, including two record victories over New Zealand, and are currently sitting on a 17-game winning streak. But they shouldn’t underestimate Scotland, who are riding high after securing qualification for the 2021 World Cup. The Scots managed to defeat Ireland in the last minute and then overcame Colombia to book their ticket. It will be the first time the team are at a World Cup since 201, so have a lot of momentum heading into this game after securing their place last month.

Though the hosts do have good morale in their camp, it is Simon Middleton’s team who are the favourites. They beat Scotland 52-10 last year and while the Scots are likely to have closed the gap England should come away with a win. Follow all the action of this Women’s Six Nations opener with our live blog below:

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Who has loved the step-up in coverage to the Women’s Six Nations this year? My social media has been flooded with amazing stories, preview pieces and stats.

This is the year of unprecedented live coverage too with the BBC showing each match and on their flagship channels.

Scotland vs England is being broadcast on BBC Two and this is thanks to the success of the autumn internationals. Millions tuned in to watch England’s four matches and it will be interesting to see all of viewing stats from the Six Nations.

This tournament will get underway in just over half an hour with quotes coming from England’s head coach Simon Middleton and Scotland boss Bryan Easson.

Sarah Rendell26 March 2022 11:25

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The favorites heading into this one are England but what are your predictions?

It would be amazing if Scotland could cause an upset, to keep the Red Roses and their toes but it will be a tricky game for them to do it in.

The match I’m excited for Scotland to play this tournament is against Ireland, the last time they played each other Scotland ended Ireland’s World Cup dream.

So many interesting storylines to this tournament, I’m so excited for it to get going!

Sarah Rendell26 March 2022 11:20

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Both teams have announced matchday 23s and there are some milestones and returning faces.

For hosts Scotland, Jade Konkel will win her 50th cap and Emma Wassell will play in her 53rd consecutive match for the hosts. Fast paced wingers Rhona Lloyd and Megan Gaffney starts and Chloe Rollie line-up at full-back.

In the forwards, Leah Bartlett, Lana Skeldon and Christine Belisle make up the front row with captain Rachel Malcolm, Rachel McLachlan and Konkel make up the back row.

Meanwhile, for England, Emily Scarratt is back in action after she broke her leg earlier this season. She will partner Holly Aitchison in the center with Helena Rowland at fly-half.

In the forwards, Rosie Galligan wins her first cap in three years with Poppy Cleall, Marlie Packer and Captain Sarah Hunter making up the back-row.

Scotland: ChloƩ Rollie; Rhona Lloyd, Hannah Smith, Lisa Thomson, Megan Gaffney; Helen Nelson, Jenny Maxwell; Leah Bartlett, Lana Skeldon, Christine Belisle, Emma Wassell, Louise McMillan, Rachel Malcolm (captain), Rachel McLachlan, Jade Konkel.

Replacements: Molly Wright, Lisa Cockburn, Katie Dougan, Lyndsay O’Donnell, Eva Donaldson, Sarah Law, Meryl Smith, Shona Campbell.

England: Ellie Kildunne; Heather Cowell, Emily Scarratt, Holly Aitchison, Abby Dow; Helena Rowland, Leanne Infante; Maud Muir, Lark Davies, Sarah Bern, Rosie Galligan, Abbie Ward, Poppy Cleall, Marlie Packer, Sarah Hunter (captain).

Replacements: Connie Powell, Vickii Cornborough, Bryony Cleall, Sarah Beckett, Alex Matthews, Lucy Packer, Amber Reed, Emma Sing.

Sarah Rendell26 March 2022 11:12

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Welcome to the Women’s Six Nations and what a match we have to start off this campaign!

England have traveled to Scotland to try and start their title defense in the perfect way. But Scotland will want to cause an upset and they will have momentum after booking their spot at the World Cup.

We will find out if Scotland can get a win over their rivals in just over an hour’s time.

The teams have been announced to stay tuned for all the team news…

Sarah Rendell26 March 2022 11:04


www.independent.co.uk

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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