England vs Scotland - as it happened: Eddie Jones' men retain Six Nations crown with victory over Scots

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Eddies Jones’ England will be crowned Six Nations champions on Saturday if they can overcome a strong Scotland side at Twickenham.

 

What time does it start?

The game gets under way at 4.00pm at Twickenham.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on ITV1. Coverage starts at 3.30pm. You can also follow the match with The Independent’s live blog here.

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England host Scotland at Twickenham (2016 Getty Images)

Team news…

Danny Care, Ben Te’o and Jonny May make way for Ben Youngs (scrum-half), Jonathan Joseph (outside centre) and Jack Nowell (wing). The Vunipola brothers both make the bench.

England XV: M Brown (Harlequins); J Nowell (Exeter), J Joseph (Bath), O Farrell (Saracens), E Daly (Wasps); G Ford (Bath), B Youngs (Leicester); J Marler (Harlequins), D Hartley (Northampton, capt), D Cole (Leicester), J Launchbury (Wasps), C Lawes (Northampton), M Itoje (Saracens), J Haskell (Wasps), N Hughes (Wasps).

Replacements: J George (Saracens), M Vunipola (Saracens), K Sinckler (Harlequins), T Wood (Northampton), B Vunipola (Saracens), D Care (Harlequins), B Te'o (Worcester), A Watson (Bath).

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Billy Vunipola starts on the bench (Getty)

Scotland have recalled flanker Hamish Watson after injury to his Edinburgh club-mate John Hardie. Otherwise, Vern Cotter picks the same team that started against Wales two weekends ago. 

Scotland XV: Hogg (Glasgow); Seymour (Glasgow), Jones (Stormers), Dunbar (Glasgow), Visser (Harlequins), Russell (Glasgow), Price (Glasgow); Reid (Glasgow), Brown (Glasgow), Fagerson (Glasgow), R Gray (Toulouse), J Gray (Glasgow), Barclay (Scarlets, capt), Watson (Edinburgh), Wilson (Glasgow).

Replacements: Ford (Edinburgh), Dell (Edinburgh), Berghan (Edinburgh), Swinson (Glasgow), Du Preez (Edinburgh), Pyrgos (Glasgow), Weir (Edinburgh), Bennett (Glasgow).

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Stuart Hogg can expect a busy afternoon at Twickenham (Getty)

It’s a big game for…

Owen Farrell. Should he feature, today’s game poses a big challenge for the young No 12. Farrell failed to take part in full training on Friday after being struck down with a leg injury that required medical treatment. Whether he starts for England or is thrown into the mix at some later point in the game, the 25-year-old can expect a bruising afternoon of rugby that will put his experience and resilience to the test.

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Owen Farrell trained on his own on Friday (Getty)

Past three meetings…

Scotland 9 England 15, Six Nations, February 2016

England 23 Scotland 13, Six Nations, March 2015

Scotland 0 England 20, Six Nations, February 2014

Odds…

England to win: 1/5

Scotland to win: 5/1

Draw: 33/1

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