This year’s Six Nations kicks off on Saturday and rugby fans across Europe are looking forward to the 2023 episode.
England, Wales, Ireland, France, Italy and Scotland will all be back in action.
Holders France will look for back-to-back Six Nations victories for the first time since 2007.
As for England, Steve Borthwick has replaced Eddie Jones and a first Six Nations title since 2020 would be the perfect start for the new head coach.
With the Six Nations kicking off on Saturday afternoon, Wales and Ireland will face each other in the first leg.
Owen Farrell (left) and Jamie Ritchie (right) face off at Twickenham this weekend
Steve Borthwick’s England (left) will take on Gregor Townsend’s Scotland (right) this weekend.
England will play its first home game against Scotland on Saturday 4 February.
Sportsmail breaks down everything you need to know about England’s first Six Nations clash against Scotland.
When is England vs Scotland?
England kick off their 2023 Six Nations campaign against rivals Scotland on Saturday, February 4, with the game starting at 4.45pm.
Since the creation of the Six Nations in 2000, Scotland have beaten England just six times, with England winning just one.
Steve Borthwick’s England have historically enjoyed playing against Scotland, but lost the last two in the Six Nations.
Where does England vs Scotland take place?
The showdown between England and Scotland will take place at Twickenham in London.
Despite England’s stellar record in the Six Nations against Scotland, they haven’t beaten England’s opponents this weekend since 2017.
The two last met in England at the Six Nations in 2022, with Scotland winning the showdown 20-17.
The Six Nations kick off this weekend, with holders France looking to retain their title
Twickenham in London will host the showdown between England and Scotland on Saturday
How to watch England vs Scotland
Twickenham tickets are hard to come by, but don’t worry rugby fans, you can watch the game from the comfort of your own home or in a packed pub.
The match kicks off at 4.45pm and will be broadcast live on ITV in the UK.
Sportsmail will also be covering the game live, so you can stay up to date with everything that’s happening here.
What was said in the build?
After a disappointing 2022, Borthwick will be hoping to kick off this weekend with a big win.
“I know we have to perform on the pitch and I expect we will as we grow as a team,” said Borthwick.
“One thing we would ask is, we have a lot of work to do, and we want the audience to be with us and I think they will be.
“No player can add more than the home crowd can add. When they talk about being the 16th man, the audience is worth more than a player.
Steve Borthwick will be looking for his first Six Nations win as England coach this weekend
Scottish head coach Gregor Townsend, meanwhile, believes his team has the necessary character to thrive in the Twickenham cauldron.
“If it’s noisy and intimidating, we just have to control ourselves,” Townsend said.
“If we want to be the team we think we can be, a noisy atmosphere is just another thing we need to address.
Who’s going to play?
With Dan Kelly ruled out of facing Scotland, Steve Borthwick had to think about who will be in his line-up ahead of the Six Nations opener.
Both coaches announced their lineups earlier this week prior to Saturday’s game.
England team against Scotland: 15. Freddie Steward, 14. Max Malins, 13. Joe Marchant, 12. Owen Farrell, 11. Ollie Hassell-Collins, 10. Marcus Smith, 9. Jack van Poortvliet; 1. Ellis Genge, 2. Jamie George, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. Maro Itoje, 5. Ollie Chessum, 6. Lewis Ludlam, 7. Ben Curry, 8. Alex Dombrandt
Replacements: 16. Jack Walker, 17. Mako Vunipola, 18. Dan Cole, 19. Nick Isiekwe, 20. Ben Earl, 21. Ben Youngs, 22. Ollie Lawrence, 23. Anthony Watson
England captain Owen Farrell is looking to start their Six Nations campaign with a win
Scotland team against England: 15. Stuart Hogg, 14. Kyle Steyn, 13. Huw Jones, 12. Sione Tuipulotu, 11. Duhan van der Merwe, 10. Finn Russell, 9. Ben White; 1. Pierre Schoeman, 2. George Turner, 3. WP Nel, 4. Richie Gray, 5. Grant Gilchrist, 6. Jamie Ritchie, 7. Luke Crosbie, 8. Matt Fagerson
Replacements: 16. Fraser Brown, 17. Jamie Bhatti, 18. Simon Berghan, 19. Jonny Gray, 20. Jack Dempsey, 21. George Horne, 22. Blair Kinghorn, 23. Chris Harris