Gregor Townsend has named his Scotland team to play England in their 2022 Six Nations opener at Twickenham.
On the bench, London Irish scrum-half Ben White will have the opportunity to make his Scotland debut with Edinburgh Rugby’s Blair Kinghorn and Glasgow Warriors’ Sione Tuipulotu other options in the backs.
“We feel privileged to be involved in the oldest international rugby fixture on Saturday, against our nearest rivals.
“We are aware of how much winning at Twickenham boosted the spirits of our supporters at the start of last year’s tournament, and we’re looking forward to playing in front of them in person this year.
“We are under no illusions on the tough challenge we have ahead of us against an England side who defeated the World Champions in their last outing.
“The starting 15 we have named has a consistent feel to it which is great for cohesion but we will also benefit from returning players such as Jonny Gray and Rory Sutherland who have been important players for us in recent seasons.
“Ben White has been in very good form for London Irish and has trained well in the last two weeks, so can approach his first involvement at Test level with real confidence.”
Where and when will the match be played?
The match takes place at Murrayfield on Saturday, February 5.
Kick-off is at 4.45pm.
What channel is the match on?
The match is being broadcast live on BBC 1.
Will there be a live stream?
Yes, you will be able to watch the match on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.
Are there any fan zones that I can go to watch the game?
Who is the referee?
- Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (NZR)
- Assistant Referee 1: Nic Berry (RA)
- Assistant Referee 2: Craig Evans (WRU)
- TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
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Scotland team to play England:
15. Stuart Hogg – Exeter Chiefs – (Captain) – 88 caps
14. Darcy Graham – Edinburgh Rugby – 22 caps
13. Chris Harris – Gloucester Rugby – 31 caps
12. Sam Johnson – Glasgow Warriors – 21 caps
11. Duhan van der Merwe – Worcester Warriors – 13 caps
10. Finn Russell – Racing 92 – (Vice-Captain) – 58 caps
9. Ali Price – Glasgow Warriors – 46 caps
1. Rory Sutherland – Worcester Warriors – 16 caps
2. George Turner – Glasgow Warriors – 20 caps
3. Zander Fagerson – Glasgow Warriors – 42 caps
4. Jonny Gray – Exeter Chiefs – 64 caps
5. Grant Gilchrist – Edinburgh Rugby – 48 caps
6. Jamie Ritchie – Edinburgh Rugby – (Vice-Captain) – 31 caps
7. Hamish Watson – Edinburgh Rugby – 45 caps
8. Matt Fagerson – Glasgow Warriors – 17 caps
16. Stuart McInally – Edinburgh Rugby – 43 caps
17. Pierre Schoeman – Edinburgh Rugby – 4 caps
18. WP Nel – Edinburgh Rugby – 43 caps
19. Sam Skinner – Exeter Chiefs – 15 caps
20. Magnus Bradbury – Edinburgh Rugby – 14 caps
21. Ben White – London Irish – Uncapped
22 Blair Kinghorn – Edinburgh Rugby – 28 caps
23 Sione Tuipulotu – Glasgow Warriors – 1 cap
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