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.

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).

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).

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.

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


England to win: 1/5

Scotland to win: 5/1

Draw: 33/1