LIVE | Six Nations: England v Scotland – Saturday, 4 February 2023
Follow the Six Nations match between England and Scotland from Twickenham with live score updates on Saturday, 4 February 2023. The 2023 edition of the Calcutta Cup promises to be as spicy as ever. Kick-off is at 18:45 (SA time) and 16:45 (UK time). ENGLAND V SCOTLAND: SIX NATIONS LIVE SCORES WHAT THEY SAID ALSO […]
The 2023 edition of the Calcutta Cup promises to be as spicy as ever.
Kick-off is at 18:45 (SA time) and 16:45 (UK time).
ENGLAND V SCOTLAND: SIX NATIONS LIVE SCORES
WHAT THEY SAID
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Steve Borthwick said of going back to the Smith-Farrell combination: “I think it’s the right combination for this game. You see how Marcus Smith and Joe Marchant connect both with ball in hand and the great attacking kicks that Marcus has and the way Joe finds those.
“Owen has played very well in the 12 shirt for England for many years and some of England’s best performances have been with him there.
“He has certainly talked to me in the past about how he enjoys playing with another ball-player.”
Gregor Townsend said: “It was a difficult selection, so many players have been in really good form. We’ve backed form now, that means a couple of experienced players who have played a lot of rugby for us, have missed out.
“But we believe this is the strongest squad that we can pick for this weekend. The level of competition in training has been excellent and the players that have missed out on selection have shown real professionalism and competitiveness to raise the standard of our attack and defence.”
15 Freddie Steward, 14 Max Malins, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Owen Farrell (captain), 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Jack van Poortvliet, 1 Ellis Genge, 2 Jamie George, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Ollie Chessum, 6 Lewis Ludlam, 7 Ben Curry, 8 Alex Dombrandt
Replacements: 16 Jack Walker, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Nick Isiekwe, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Ollie Lawrence, 23 Anthony Watson
15. Stuart Hogg, 14. Kyle Steyn, 13. Huw Jones, 12. Sione Tuipulotu, 11. Duhan van der Merwe, 10. Finn Russell, 9. Ben White; 1. Pierre Schoeman, 2. George Turner, 3. WP Nel, 4. Richie Gray, 5. Grant Gilchrist, 6. Jamie Ritchie (captain), 7. Luke Crosbie, 8. Matt Fagerson
Replacements: 16. Fraser Brown, 17. Jamie Bhatti, 18. Simon Berghan, 19. Jonny Gray, 20. Jack Dempsey, 21. George Horne, 22. Blair Kinghorn, 23. Chris Harris