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Scotland team to play England: 2024 Six Nations

The Scotland team to play England has been announced ahead of the 2024 Six Nations clash at Murrayfield for the Calcutta Cup.

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Despite a recent setback against France, Gregor Townsend’s squad is fired up and ready to redeem themselves on home turf.

Blair Kinghorn, Kyle Steyn and Jamie Ritchie are all restored to the team after missing out against France in round two with Kinghorn making his first appearance of the championship having previously been ruled out through injury.

Winger Steyn was a late absentee against France on account of his wife going into labour, with blindside flanker Ritchie returning to the back row having started the opening weekend win over Wales in Cardiff.

Full-back Kinghorn and Steyn join winger Duhan van der Merwe in the back three for the Calcutta Cup encounter, as Sione Tuipulotu – named a vice-captain – and Huw Jones once more occupy the centre berths.

Co-captain Finn Russell partners Ben White, who scored the opening try last time out, at half-back.

Ritchie’s return complements a back row also containing co-captain Rory Darge at openside flanker and No 8 Jack Dempsey.

The forward pack’s front five is unchanged as Grant Gilchrist and Scott Cummings form the second row pairing, behind a front row comprising Pierre Schoeman at loosehead prop, hooker George Turner and Zander Fagerson at tighthead.

The replacement options remain the same for the second game in succession, with scrum-half George Horne, stand-off Ben Healy and centre Cameron Redpath covering the back division.

Ewan Ashman (hooker), Alec Hepburn (loosehead prop) and Elliot Millar-Mills (tighthead) are joined by Sam Skinner and Andy Christie, who will cover the rest of the forward pack.

When does the Scotland versus England match take place? Scotland and England will clash on Saturday, February 24th, with the game starting at 4:45 PM (GMT).

Where will the Scotland versus England match be held? The match will take place at Murrayfield, the renowned venue for Scottish rugby.

How can I watch the Scotland versus England match on TV? You can catch the action live on BBC.

Who will be officiating the match? The referee for the game will be Andrew Brace from Ireland.

Previous meetings:

  • 2023: England 23-29 Scotland 
  • 2022: Scotland 20-17 England
  • 2021: England 6-11 Scotland
  • 2020: Scotland 6-13 England
  • 2019: England 38-38 Scotland
  • 2018: Scotland 25-13 England

Scotland team to play England:

15. Blair Kinghorn; 14. Kyle Steyn, 13. Huw Jones, 12. Sione Tuipulotu, 11. Duhan van der Merwe; 10. Finn Russell (co-capt), 9. Ben White; 1. Pierre Schoeman, 2. George Turner, 3. Zander Fagerson; 4. Grant Gilchrist 5. Scott Cummings; 6. Jamie Ritchie, 7. Rory Darge (co-capt), 8. Jack Dempsey.

Replacements: 16 Ewan Ashman, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Elliot MIllar-Mills, 19 Sam Skinner, 20 Andy Christie; 21 George Horne, 22 Ben Healy, 23 Cameron Redpath.