This year’s Calcutta Cup tie opens the Six Nations Championship for England and Scotland, with Twickenham playing host to England’s attempt to thwart the visitors’ run to a third successive win.
Newly appointed England head coach Steve Borthwick said the team’s players are “hurting” after their recent run of poor results, adding that he hopes to take their frustration and turn it into fuel for a successful Six Nations campaign campaign.
The 43-year-old, who replaced Eddie Jones in December, has selected his 36-man squad for the Calcutta Cup.
He will be boosted by the news that Kyle Sinckler is set to return from injury on Sunday when he is expected to play for Bristol against London Irish. Sinckler has not played since suffering a groin injury in the game against South Africa at the end of November.
Bristol head coach Pat Lam said: “He hasn’t played since the autumn internationals, and rugby players don’t like being away for long. They don’t like watching rugby.”
Lam also said he has spoken to Borthwick, who appears to be touring Premiership clubs. “He moves between the clubs, which is good,” said Lam. “That’s what you want from an England coach. Every time a new coach joins clubs or internationals, it’s a clean slate for all players.”
When and where is England vs Scotland?
This Six Nations first round match will take place on Saturday 4th February with the match kicking off at 4.45pm at Twickenham.
What TV channel is England vs Scotland on?
England vs Scotland will be broadcast on ITV.
What happened in this luminaire in 2022?
Scotland won their second Calcutta Cup match on the trot, for the first time since 1984, beating England 20-17 in a close run affair that came down to the penalty attempt England conceded when Luke Cowan-Dickie was booked received for intentional contact kicking. Despite leveling the scores, England were unable to proceed with their final penalty kick.
Read Telegraph Sport’s full coverage of the match here.