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England take on Scotland on the penultimate weekend of the 2015 Six Nations at the Millennium Stadium.

Where to watch

Kick-off is at 8.05pm, (GMT), 6 February, and is live on BBC1 and BBC1 HD, with live commentary available at BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online.


The 133rd meeting between the oldest rivals in rugby union history sees England and Scotland arrive at Twickenham licking their wounds after suffering harrowing defeats in the third week of competition.

England were humbled by Ireland in Dublin to end their grand slam hopes while for Scotland the loss to Italy sees them staring down the barrel of claiming the wooden spoon despite entering the new year full of optimism.

Ambitions the Scots had of inflicting a first away win over England since 1983 were dealt a huge blow in the week leading up to the game after Alex Dunbar ruptured his anterior cruciate knee ligament which threatens to ruin his World Cup hopes.

Though Scotland have adopted a more attacking guise in the past 12 months they face an England side also looking to make amends for a defeat. Stuart Lancaster's side will also aim to keep themselves in contention for the Six Nations title.

Ireland face Wales earlier in the day and Lancaster says he will prevent his players knowing the score before they take to the field against Scotland in the hope there performance is not affected.


England: 15. Mike Brown, 14. Anthony Watson, 13. Jonathan Joseph, 12. Luthur Burrell, 11. Jack Nowell, 10. George Ford, 9. Ben Youngs; 1. Joe Marler, 2. Dylan Hartley, 3. Dan Cole, 4. Dave Attwood, 5. Courtney Lawes, 6. James Haskell, 7. Chris Robshaw, 8. Billy Vunipola

Replacements: 16. Tom Youngs, 17. Make Vunipola, 18. Kieran Brookes, 19. Geoff Parling, 20. Tom Wood, 21. Richard Wigglesworth, 22. Danny Cipriani, 23. Billy Twelvestrees.

Scotland: 15. Stuart Hogg, 14. Dougie Fife, 13. Mark Bennett, 12. Matt Scott, 11. Tommy Seymour, 10. Finn Russell, 9. Greig Laidlaw; 1. Alasdair Dickinson 2. Ross Ford 3. Euan Murray 4. Jim Hamilton, 5.Jonny Gray, 6. Robert Harley, 7. Blair Cowan 8. David Denton

Replacements: 16. Fraser Brown, 17. Ryan Grant, 18. Geoff Cross, 19. Tim Swinson , 20. Johnnie Beattie, 21. Adam Ashe, 22. Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 23. Greig Tonks.

What the coaches say

Stuart Lancaster: "You forget about some of the players we have had out injured. A lot have come back into the squad now and you look around the quality in the squad and it is great.

"But it is all about Saturday now, the game against Scotland, and delivering on the day with the 23 players we have selected.

"We did a lot right against Ireland as well as some things wrong. There were definitely lessons to be learned. But the players have taken that on board and we go again."

Vern Cotter: "England are a big physical team and they play a very percentage-oriented game, based on occupation, field position and a strong pack.

"They also have very good finishers in their team, strong runners, line breakers. So they are a team based around their power, their line-out and their scrum.

"We've been looking at trying to compete – and put them under pressure in what they consider to be their strong points. Hopefully if we can contest there and keep the game as tight as possible for as long as possible, you never know."