England v Scotland, Six Nations 2023: What time is kick-off and what TV channel is it on?

England v Scotland, Six Nations 2023: What time is kick-off and what TV channel is it on? - David Rogers/Getty Images
England v Scotland, Six Nations 2023: What time is kick-off and what TV channel is it on? - David Rogers/Getty Images

This year's Calcutta Cup opens the Six Nations Championship for England and Scotland.

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 harness their frustration and turn it into fuel for a successful Six Nations campaign.

The 43-year-old, who replaced Eddie Jones in December, has selected a 36-man squad for the Calcutta Cup clash.

However, England have been hit with a number of key injuries with Henry Slade the latest big name to be ruled out.

Scotland, meanwhile, have four uncapped players in their Six Nations squad, including former England wing Ruaridh McConnochie.

When and where is England vs Scotland?

This first-round tie will take place on Saturday, February 4, with the match kicking off at Twickenham at 4.45pm.

What TV channel is England vs Scotland on?

England vs Scotland will be broadcast on ITV.

What happened in this fixture in 2022?

Scotland won their second Calcutta Cup match on the trot, for the first time since 1984, after beating England 20-17 in a close-run affair that came down to a penalty try conceded when Luke Cowan-Dickie was shown a yellow card for deliberately kicking into touch.

Read Telegraph Sport's full coverage of the match here.

What is the latest team news?


England have been dealt another injury blow ahead of their opener against Scotland after Dan Kelly was ruled out.

The Leicester player had been an option to start at inside centre.

But the 21-year-old, who picked up his only England cap against Canada last summer, has been forced to withdraw from head coach Steve Borthwick's squad after suffering a thigh injury.

He has been replaced by his club-mate Guy Porter.

Kelly becomes the latest player to be sidelined for Borthwick's first match in charge after taking over from the sacked Eddie Jones.

Centre Henry Slade will also not feature after he sustained a hip injury in Exeter's game against Castres, while vice-captain Courtney Lawes is absent with a calf problem.

Kelly's injury leaves Owen Farrell, Ollie Lawrence, Joe Marchant, Manu Tuilagi and Porter as the other centre options for Borthwick.

Hooker Jamie George is included in the squad after he was initially withdrawn from the group with concussion.

Anthony Watson, who has impressed for Leicester this season, has also been added to the 36-man squad.


Jonny Gray has joined up with the Scotland squad.

The Exeter lock was not present at the training camp in Edinburgh last week because of what the Scottish Rugby Union described as "an ongoing medical issue".

Edinburgh's Jamie Hodgson was called into the squad on a temporary basis.

However, Gray started for the Chiefs on Saturday in the Gallagher Premiership and scored a try in their victory over Gloucester.

A brief SRU statement read: "After missing the training week in Edinburgh, Gray has rejoined the squad in Spain.

"Jamie Hodgson has remained with his club."

Who is the referee?

  • Referee: Paul Williams (NZR)

  • Assistant Referee 1: Ben O’Keeffe (NZR)

  • Assistant Referee 2: James Doleman (NZR)

  • TMO: Brendon Pickerill (NZR)

England vs Scotland latest odds

  • England 3/10

  • Scotland 18/5

  • Draw 28/1

Odds correct as of January 31

What is our prediction?

This will be a new-look England, especially after all the injury withdrawals, but home advantage plays a massive part in any Six Nations contest and Twickenham should prove the difference in a tight match.
Predicted score: England 22 Scotland 15