Chris Robshaw

Scotland face England at Murrayfield on the second weekend of the 2014 Six Nations

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is at 5pm and the match is live on BBC One, BBC One HD, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online on Saturday 8 February.


Following contrasting defeats on the opening weekend, Scotland and England will look to get their Six Nations campaigns back on track at Murrayfield.

Scotland toiled to a heavy defeat to Ireland in Dublin but will hope the expected inclement conditions can help them disrupt an unchanged England side who showed a greater attacking edge against France.

Despite scrutiny over second-half substitutions, England impressed in Paris but must rediscover their finishing touch against Scotland, having scored just one try in Six Nations matches north of the border since 2004.

Saturday's hosts have a similarly ignominious try record, having scored just one try against England in ten years against England and having lost Sean Maitland for the remainder of the championship, their task has been made all the more difficult.

Chris Fusaro has been handed a debut at flanker at the expense of captain Kelly Brown who has been left out as Scotland look to regain the Calcutta Cup for the first time since 2008.

Much of the build-up for England has regarded Sam Burgess' reported switch of codes in time for the 2015 World Cup, but Lancaster's attention will be on reigniting his side's championship hopes.


Scotland: 15-Stuart Hogg, 14-Tommy Seymour, 13-Alex Dunbar, 12-Matt Scott, 11-Sean Lamont, 10-Duncan Weir, 9-Greig Laidlaw; 1-Ryan Grant, 2-Ross Ford, 3-Moray Low, 4-Tim Swinson, 5-Jim Hamilton, 6-Ryan Wilson, 7-Chris Fusaro, 8- David Denton

Replacements: 16-Scott Lawson, 17-Alasdair Dickinson, 18-Geoff Cross, 19-Jonny Gray, 20-Johnnie Beattie, 21-Chris Cusiter, 22-Duncan Taylor, 23-Max Evans

England: 15-Mike Brown, 14-Jack Nowell, 13-Luther Burrell, 12-Billy Twelvetrees, 11-Jonny May, 10-Owen Farrell, 9-Danny Care;-; 1-Joe Marler. 2-Dylan Hartley, 3-Dan Cole, 4-Joe Launchbury, 5-Courtney Lawes, 6-Tom Wood, 7-Chris Robshaw (captain), 8-Billy Vunipola

Replacements: 16-Tom Youngs, 17-Mako Vunipola, 18-Henry Thomas, 19-Dave Attwood, 20-Ben Morgan, 21-Lee Dickson 22-Brad Barritt, 23-Alex Goode.

What the coaches say:

Scott Johnson: "England are powerful, they have an edge to their side and are assertive and aggressive. They will probably consider themselves unlucky last weekend but it's not always brute force that wins these games.

"We are all looking forward hugely to Saturday's match. You want the rivalry that exists. It's intense and great to be part of."

Stuart Lancaster: "The expectation now is far greater, no doubt about it. Two years ago? It was a bit of a blur really. We fought tooth and nail for the victory and there wasn't much finesse about it, but we had come together as a team only a week or so before and we didn't have much to lose.

"This game is different, but if you want to be successful you need to be like the All Blacks in embracing expectation and thriving on it."