Steve Borthwick v Scotland

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England and Scotland come face to face at Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon, and it will see Steve Borthwick’s side look to reclaim the Calcutta Cup.

Following a two-week break, the 2024 Guinness Six Nations is finally set to resume with the third round of matches that are taking place from Saturday, 24th February to Sunday, 25th February 2024. Ireland take on Wales at the Aviva Stadium (14:15) on Saturday, whilst France face Italy at the Stade Pierre Mauroy on Sunday.

One other match that is taking place in the 2024 Guinness Six Nations this weekend is between arch-rivals Scotland and England, who are set to battle to win the latest edition of the Calcutta Cup. Steve Borthwick’s England will be looking to win the cup back after following Scotland’s recent dominance, where they have three wins in a row as of the time of writing (2021, 2022 & 2023).

The match is set to take place at the famous Murrayfield in Edinburgh on Saturday, 24th February 2024, in what is set to be a 16:45 kick-off that afternoon.

England and Scotland met for the very first time in a competitive rugby international back on 27th March 1871 at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh. Scotland did win 1 – 0 (2 tries to 1), but England did win their next encounter 2 – 1 (3 tries to 0) on 5th February 1872 at The Oval in London.

These two nations met most recently in the 2023 edition of the Guinness Six Nations on 4th February of that year at the iconic Twickenham Stadium. Unfortunately for England, it was a 23 – 29 victory for Gregor Townsend’s side that day.

However, overall, despite the recent Calcutta Cup dominance from Scotland, it is England who have won a fixture between these two arch rivals the most. Out of their 141 total encounters to date, England have won 76 games as of the time of writing, compared to Scotland’s 46. They have played out just 19 draws against each other over the years so far.

The Head Coaches of Scotland and England revealed their Starting XVs to play at Murrayfield on Saturday, and they can be found below – in full.

Team News:

Scotland XV: 15 Blair Kinghorn (Toulouse, 50 Caps), 14 Kyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors, 16 Caps), 13 Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors (45 Caps), 12 Sione Tuipulotu (Vice-Captain, Glasgow Warriors, 24 Caps), 11 Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby, 36 Caps), 10 Finn Russell (Co-Captain, 77 Caps), 9 Ben White (Toulon, 20 Caps), 1 Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby), 2 George Turner (Glasgow Warriors), 3 Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, 64 Caps), 4 Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby, 69 Caps), 5 Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors, 35 Caps), 6 Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh Rugby, 47 Caps), 7 Rory Darge (Co-Captain, Glasgow Warriors, 16 Caps) & 8 Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors, 17 Caps).

Replacements: 16 Ewan Ashman (Edinburgh Rugby, 14 Caps), 17 Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs, 2 Caps), 18 Elliot Millar-Mills (Northampton Saints, 1 Cap), 19 Sam Skinner (Edinburgh Rugby, 32 Caps), 20 Andy Christie (Saracens, 5 Caps), 21 George Horne (Glasgow Warriors, 27 Caps), 22 Ben Healy (Edinburgh Rugby, 4 Caps) & 23 Cameron Redpath (Bath Rugby, 11 Caps).

England XV: 15 George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 6 Caps), 14 Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 5 Caps), 13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 59 Caps), 12 Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 21 Caps), 11 Elliot Daly (Saracens, 66 Caps), 10 George Ford (Vice Captain, Sale Sharks, 93 Caps), 9 Danny Care (Harlequins, 98 Caps), 1 Ellis Genge (Vice Captain, Bristol Bears, 59 Caps), 2 Jamie George (Captain, Saracens, 87 Caps), 3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 109 Caps), Maro Itoje (Vice Captain, Saracens, 78 Caps), 5 Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 20 Caps), 6 Ethan Roots (Exeter Chiefs, 2 Caps), 7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 32 Caps) and 8 Ben Earl (Saracens, 27 Caps).

Replacements: 16 Theo Dan (Saracens, 9 Caps), 17 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 90 Caps), 18 Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 35 Caps), 19 George Martin (Leicester Tigers, 9 Caps), 20 Chandler Cunningham-South (Harlequins, 1 Cap), 21 Ben Spencer (Bath Rugby, 0 Caps), 22 Fin Smith (Northampton Saints, 1 Cap) and 23 Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (Exeter Chiefs, 1 Cap).

Excitement and anticipation are building rapidly ahead of the latest Calcutta Cup match between England and Scotland in the 2024 Guinness Six Nations at Murrayfield.

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