Preview: Scotland V England

Preview: Scotland V England

The Calcutta Cup clash returns to Scottish Gas Murrayfield as we welcome England on Saturday afternoon. Kick off in the capital is 4.45pm GMT (Live on BBC One).

What they said

Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend said: 

“There’s lots of positive energy in the camp around us playing at home against our biggest rival, but also on the fact that we should’ve won against France. Not just because of the decision at the end which we were frustrated with, but also because of the pressure we created which should’ve put France away. We’ve got to make sure we’re better for that experience and that we deliver a winning performance this weekend.

“It’s important to have back-to-back home games, it makes everything flow much  better. The energy we get in any game at home is tremendous, but for this one it’s something special so we won’t need to build the emotional side up too much. It’s about sticking together, staying calm and riding on the wave of energy that the supporters are going to bring”.

The Teams


The stats

  • Scotland have won each of their last three Guinness Men’s Six Nations matches against England, as many victories as they’d managed in their previous 20 such attempts (D2, L15).
  • Scotland have made more kicks in play (82) than any other side in the 2024 Guinness Men’s Six Nations so far, with Finn Russell making 44 of those, 15 more than any other player, for a total kicking metres tally of 1584m, over 600m more than anyone else and just 26m shy of a mile.
  • Finn Russell is the joint top points scorer in the 2024 Guinness Men’s Six Nations so far, alongside George Ford (both 23 points), Russell has a 100% goalkicking rate having knocked over all nine of his kicks at goal (Ford 8/11, 73%), based on the difficulty of those kicks (xGK) the Scot has scored 2.1 points more than expected, whilst Ford has scored 1.6 points fewer.

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