RBS 6 Nations 2011: England v Scotland Preview

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Scotland face England in the RBS 6 Nations Rugby fourth round at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday 13th March 2011. The match begins at 3pm and coverage will be live on BBC1 in the UK from 2.30pm GMT.

England are currently top of the points table, beating Wales on points difference. It’s 28 years since Scotland beat England at Twickenham in the 6 Nations tournament and the match also marks 100 years since Scotland first visited in 1911. Since then, the two sides have met in 127 matches. England won 67 matches and Scotland triumphed in 42 games with 18 draws between them – including the most recent clash at Murrayfield in 2010.

Table of Contents

Starting Line-Ups

 

England Starting XV Scotland Starting XV
Alex Corbisiero Allan Jacobsen
Dylan Hartley Ross Ford
Dan Cole Moray Low
Louis Deacon Richie Gray
Tom Palmer Alastair Kellock
Tom Wood Nathan Hines
James Haskell John Barclay
Nick Easter Kelly Brown
Ben Youngs Rory Lawson
Toby Flood Ruaridh Jackson
Mark Cueto Max Evans
Shontayne Hape Sean Lamont
Mike Tindall Joe Ansbro
Chris Ashton Simon Danielli
Ben Foden Chris Paterson
England Replacements Scotland Replacements
Steve Thompson Scott Lawson
Paul Doran-Jones Geoff Cross
Simon Shaw Richie Vernon
Tom Croft Alasdair Strokosch
Danny Care Mike Blair
Jonny Wilkinson Dan Parks
Matt Banahan Nick De Luca

Officials

  • Referee – Romain Poite (France)
  • Assistant Referee: Jerome Garces (France)
  • Assistant Referee: Carlo Damasco (Italy)
  • TMO: Tony Redmond (Ireland)
England Starting XV Scotland Starting XV
Alex Corbisiero Allan Jacobsen
Dylan Hartley Ross Ford
Dan Cole Moray Low
Louis Deacon Richie Gray
Tom Palmer Alastair Kellock
Tom Wood Nathan Hines
James Haskell John Barclay
Nick Easter Kelly Brown
Ben Youngs Rory Lawson
Toby Flood Ruaridh Jackson
Mark Cueto Max Evans
Shontayne Hape Sean Lamont
Mike Tindall Joe Ansbro
Chris Ashton Simon Danielli
Ben Foden Chris Paterson
England Replacements Scotland Replacements
Steve Thompson Scott Lawson
Paul Doran-Jones Geoff Cross
Simon Shaw Richie Vernon
Tom Croft Alasdair Strokosch
Danny Care Mike Blair
Jonny Wilkinson Dan Parks
Matt Banahan Nick De Luca

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