Six Nations opening day in 2022 continues with the small matter of a Calcutta Cup showdown at Murrayfield.
England – fifth-placed finishers last year – head north of the border to Edinburgh with something of a new-look and makeshift starting lineup after seeing preparations for the tournament hampered by a number of injuries.
Tom Curry will become his nation’s youngest captain since Will Carling in 1988 this evening with Owen Farrell ruled out for the whole Six Nations after ankle surgery and Courtney Lawes unavailable.
Eddie Jones is also without the likes of Jonny May, Manu Tuilagi, Jonny Hill, Anthony Watson and Sam Underhill for a tough clash with the auld enemy.
Gregor Townsend’s Scotland have named a more experienced, seasoned team as they go in search of a third victory over England in the last five meetings, having ended a 38-year Twickenham hoodoo in this fixture last year.
Both attacks are spearheaded by maverick fly-halves in Finn Russell and Marcus Smith, but weather conditions are not expected to be favourable for much free-flowing rugby.
Follow Scotland vs England in the Six Nations LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below, including expert analysis from Will Macpherson at Murrayfield!
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of this afternoon’s Six Nations clash between Scotland and England.
We’ll have all the build-up ahead of a 4:30pm kick-off…