Owen Farrell has been suspended for four weeks from Gloucester for his harsh handling of Jack Clement, and it’s doubtful he will play for England’s Six Nations against Scotland on February 4.
With George Ford and Marcus Smith still back from their injuries, new head coach Steve Borthwick may need to take on Northampton’s cool 20-year-old Finn Smith or Leicester’s 21-year-old Charlie Atkinson as bodyguards.
Steve Borthwick also has an escalating choice dilemma about prostitution following news that Luke Cowan-Dickie will miss the Six Nations with an ankle injury.
Scans show Saturday’s injury against the Northampton Saints will require surgery. Exeter rugby director Rob Baxter said he does not expect Cowan-Dickie to be ready anytime soon. England’s last game in the campaign is in Dublin on 18 March.
Cowan-Dickie played in all four of England’s fall international tournaments before stepping out of the bench for Jamie George in the last game of the Eddie Jones era, in the defeat to South Africa.
When and Where is England v Scotland?
This first-round Six Nations tie will be played on Saturday, 4 February, with a match kicking off at 16:45 at Twickenham.
What channel is England v Scotland on?
The England v Scotland match will be broadcast on ITV.
What is the latest Scotland news?
Scotland suffered an injury hit on the eve of the Six Nations and half Adam Hastings was excluded from the tournament with a shoulder injury.
Hastings, who missed Scotland’s summer tour with a hamstring problem, suffered this last injury when Gloucester lost to Leicester at the end of December.
Darcy Graham joins a growing list of injury concerns for coach Gregor Townsend, along with props Zander Fagerson, Scott Cummings and Rory Darge, as well as fitness doubts.
What happened in this fixture in 2022?
Scotland won their second Kolkata Cup match by trot for the first time since 1984, beating England 20-17 in a close relationship that descended into a penalty attempt England conceded when Luke Cowan-Dickie was shown a yellow card. deliberate contact. Even though the score was even, England couldn’t find a way with the final penalty.
Read Telegraph Sport’s full coverage of the match here.
England – Scotland latest odds
Rates adjusted as of January 11