Scotland and England meet in their second match of the 2014 Six Nations on Saturday 8th February at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh,United Kingdom . England v Scotland is the oldest match in football, dating back to 1872. Now world rugby fans are going to the finest hospitality at Murrayfield during England’s second match in the 2015 RBS 6 Nations Championship. The most over-subscribed game in the Scotland rugby calendar is the biennial match at Murrayfield which is the oldest fixture in international rugby. There was powerful sense of a chance missed the last time England visited Scotland. England cruised to victory in their opening match of the Six Nations as they beat Scotland to retain the Calcutta Cup. Billy Twelvetrees scored a try on debut and Owen Farrell was named man of the match for England, who is now unbeaten in 30 years in matches against Scotland at Twickenham. Also before that match on February 2012 England played against Scotland and won the match by 13-6. On that day England’s unskilled players came through their baptism of fire with great fight and resolve, despite waves of Scottish pressure and Stuart Lancaster’s team narrowly won 13-6.
Scotland vs England 2014 Preview DATE, KICK OFF, VENUE
Date: Saturday 8, February
Venue: Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh,United Kingdom
Referee: Jérôme Garces
Assistants: George Clancy, Mike Fraser
Player to watch for England:
Uncapped Bath fly-half George Ford has took the place of Toby Flood in England’s elite squad (EPS) for the Six Nations. Exeter Chief Jack Nowell eager to take his England chance. He has experienced a rapid rise in the last 12 months. He was also proved as a key part of the England Under-20 squad which later became world junior champions last year. Head coach Stuart Lancaster has put his faith in youth for this year. The uncapped quartet of Jack Nowell, Luther Burrell , Anthony Watson, and Ed Slater will join up with the senior squad parallel to the fellow Jonny May, Saxons Tom Johnson, Matt Mullan, and Henry Thomas.
Player to watch For Scotland:
The game marks the beginning of a new era after the departure of former head coach Andy Robinson. Andy Robinson’s interim replacement Scott Johnson takes charge of Scottish team on 6 nations championship for the first time.
Head to Head:
England and Scotland played 130 matches whereas England won 72 and Scotland 42. England team’s drop goal rate is 23 and on the other side Scottish rugby team dropped goals of 29.
2012: Scotland lost by 6-13
2011: England won by 22-16
2010: Scotland and England drawed with 15-15
2009: England won by 26-12
2008: Scotland won by 15-9
2007: England won by 42-20
2006: Scotland won by 18-12
2005: England won by 43-22
2004: Scotland lost by 13-35
England Elite Player Squad 2014:
Forwards: Dan Cole (Leicester), Alex Corsibiero (Northampton), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), David Wilson (Bath), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), Tom Youngs (Leicester), David Attwood (Bath), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Geoff Parling (Leicester), Tom Croft (Leicester), Matt Kvesic (Gloucester), Ben Morgan (Gloucester), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Tom Wood (Northampton).
Backs: Chris Ashton (Saracens), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Ben Foden (Northampton), Alex Goode (Saracens), Christian Wade (Wasps), Marland Yarde (London Irish), Brad Barritt (Saracens), Kyle Eastmond (Bath), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester), Freddie Burns (Glocuester), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath), Danny Care (Harlequins), Lee Dickson (Northampton), Ben Youngs (Leicester).
Scotland Elite Player Squad 2014:
Forwards: Ross Ford (Edinburgh), Dougie Hall (Glasgow), Pat MacArthur (Glasgow), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh), Alasdair Dickinson (Sale), Ryan Grant (Glasgow), Moray Low (Glasgow), Euan Murray (Worcester), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Richie Gray (Sale), Jim Hamilton (Gloucester), Alastair Kellock (Glasgow), Kelly Brown (Saracens), David Denton (Edinburgh), Chris Fusaro (Glasgow), Rob Harley (Glasgow), Richie Vernon (Sale), Johnnie Beattie (Montpellier), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow).
Backs: Sean Kennedy (Glasgow), Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh), Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow), Tom Heathcote (Bath), Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow), Duncan Weir (Glasgow), Alex Dunbar (Glasgow), Max Evans (Castres), Peter Horne (Glasgow), Matt Scott (Edinburgh), Sean Lamont (Glasgow), Sean Maitland (Glasgow), Tommy Seymour (Glasgow) Tim Visser (Edinburgh). Stuart Hogg (Glasgow), Peter Murchie (Glasgow).