Scotland vs England LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news for Women's Six Nations – updates

DEFENDING champions England take on Scotland in what should be a fiery affair TODAY as the Women's Six Nations get's underway.

After their victory last year England Women will look to defend their title starting with a match-up against local rivals Scotland.

  • Start time: 12pm GMT
  • TV/Live stream: BBC Two
  • Scotland XV: Rollie, Lloyd, Smith, Thomson, Gaffney, Nelson, Maxwell; Bartlett, Skeldon, Belisle, Wassell, McMillan, Malcolm, McLachlan, Konkel
  • England XV: Kildunne, Cowell, Scarratt, Aitchison, Dow, Rowland, Infante; Muir, Davies, Bern, Galligan, Ward, Cleall, Packer, Hunter

Follow all the action with our live blog below…

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Conversion missed – Scotland 5-14 England

    The conversion is missed so that is a slight let off for England.

    Scotland are on the board though – to the delight of the home crowd!

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    TRY SCORED – Scotland hit back

    16. Now Chloe Rollie is over for Scotland!

    What a start to the game!

    It's almost a carbon copy to England's second try, set up by a rolling maul from a lineout.

    Scotland play the ball through the hands quickly from right to left, with Rollie crossing over unopposed on the left hand side!

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    Scotland 0-14 England

    15. There's a chance for Scotland now to hit right back.

    Almost instantly from kick off England are penalised for not rolling away at the breakdown.

    Rowland sends the ball into touch and finds it right on England's five-metre line.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Conversion added – Scotland 0-14 England

    Scarratt makes no mistake from the tee again.

    The Red Roses are suddenly in cruise control.

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    TRY SCORED – England are over again!

    The visitors add a second try!

    This time it's Poppy Cleall who goes over after Scotland are left out of position from the rolling maul.

    England work the ball well through the hands of the backs, with Infante pulling the strings from left to right.

    Then it's played into the hands of Cleall, who powers through two tackles to cross the line under the posts!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Scotland 0-7 England

    12. England set up the rolling maul from the lineout and rumble towards the Scotland line.

    They've got an advantage in their favour but they might not need it…

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    Scotland 0-7 England

    England are just starting to get a bit of a grip on the game now, forcing Scotland into errors.

    A Chloe Rollie kick is out on the full – gifting England a lineout deep in Scotland territory.

    Lark Davies is across to throw the ball in.

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    Conversion added – Scotland 0-7 England

    Emily Scarratt makes no mistakes from the tee and makes it a perfect start for the Red Roses.

    The visitors lead by a converted try after 10 minutes of action in Edinburgh.

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    TRY SCORED – England lead!

    England draw first blood in Edinburgh!

    That's brilliant work by scrum half Leane Infante!

    She taps and goes quickly from a penalty on the Scotland 22 and catches the blue shirts by surprise.

    Infante is eventually brought down five metres out but England recycle the ball quickly and and Marlie Packer is over for the score!

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    Scotland 0-0 England

    8. Rowland sends an up-and-under high into the air for her team-mates to chase.

    Gaffney gathers comfortably but is quickly swarmed by three white shirts.

    The Scotland winger is penalised for not releasing, and England send the penalty into touch on the Scotland 22.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Scotland 0-0 England

    7. Scotland are enjoying the better of the opening stages here.

    A strong carry from McLachan sees her make good ground inside the England half.

    But the visitors are quickly out of their defensive line and force Scotland back after McLachan's progress.

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    Scotland 0-0 England

    5. Helen Nelson will go for the posts after referee Joy Neville brings things back from the penalty.

    The Scotland No10 has the distance on her kick from midway inside England's half, but just sends it wide to the right of the posts.

    A let off for England and the score stays 0-0.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Scotland 0-0 England

    4. The two teams trade kicks, and it's Scotland who win that mini-battle.

    Rowland finds touch for England but Scotland will set up for the first lineout midway into the England half.

    The hosts have an advantage too after the Red Roses stray offside.

    Rosie Galligan is the guilty party.

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    Scotland 0-0 England

    3. A very solid scrum to start things off.

    The hosts retain possession and clear downfield through Nelson.

    Again Kildunne is there to mop things up for England and bring the ball forward into Scotland's half.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Scotland 0-0 England

    2. England are well set up right on the edge of Scotland's 22 on the left hand side.

    Bern finds herself in the wing position, but the prop knocks the ball forward as it's spun out to her.

    Time for the first scrum of the game.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Scotland 0-0 England

    1. It's a bit of a messy kick off but the hosts do just about manage to gather position.

    Rollie clears downfield into the hands of Kildunne, who lines up England for a first attack of the game.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Peep – We're underway in Edinburgh!

    There's the first kick of the 2022 TikTok Women's Six Nations!

    It'sHelena Rowland and England who get us underway in the sunshine in Edinburgh.

    Here we go!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Here they come…

    England are the first team to run out onto the pitch in Edinburgh.

    And here come Soctland, led out by No8 Jade Konkel, on what is her 50th cap.

    Skipper Rachel Malcolm and the rest of the home side follow.

    Kick off is just moments away!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Auld enemy facing off

    Today's Auld enemy clash is expected to draw in a record crowd for the DAM Health Stadium.

    And so it should, with both teams in excellent form.

    Scotland recently qualified for October's World Cup with a 59-3 win over Colombia.

    England meanwhile have won the last THREE editions of this tournament.

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    Stage is set for KO

    The DAM Health Stadium in Edinburgh, located right next to Murrayfield, is ready and raring to go for the TikTok Six Nations opener.

    There's not long left to wait either – with kick off just five minutes away.

    Sit back and relax, this one should be an absolute belter.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    England's unbelievable autumn

    Scarratt mentioned England's autumn campaign there, and what a campaign it was.

    Four wins from four for the Red Roses, including thumping 43-12 and 56-15 wins over world champions New Zealand.

    A victory over Canada followed, before the USA were swept aside 89-0.

    Simon Middleton's side in fact have won their last 18 games on the bounce.

    That's the size of the task facing Scotland today.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Scarratt back in the side

    England centre Emily Scarratt is in the starting line up for the first time this season after recovering from a nasty leg break.

    Speaking ahead of kick off, she says: "I'm trying not to see it as that because then you try and snatch at everything, whereas I'm just trying to get back in the groove of things.

    "I want to get out there and just do what I do, you know I'm part of an unbelievable team at the moment.

    "So many of the girls coming off the back of a fantastic autumn campaign, so yeah there's a few of us who haven't played for a while so we're just looking forward to getting back out there."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Simon Middleton speaks before KO

    Here are the pre-match thoughts of Red Roses coach Simon Middleton.

    He says: "I think every time we take the field we want to be at our very best but it's a great opportunity.

    "We've got a fantastic day, what a great occasion and yeah along with Scotland we want to put a really good show on and entertain for sure."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Replacements for both sides

    These are the options off the bench for both teams.

    Scotland

    16 Wright, 17 Cockburn, 18 Dougan, 19 O'Donnell, 20 Donaldson, 21 Law, 22 Smith, 23 Campbell

    England

    16 Powell, 17 Cornborough, 18 Cleall, 19 Beckett, 20 Matthews, 21 Packer, 22 Reed, 23 Sing

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    England starting XV in Edinburgh

    And here's a look at how the Red Roses line up.

    Backs

    15 Kildunne, 14 Cowell, 13 Scarratt, 12 Aitchison, 11 Dow, 10 Rowland, 9 Infante

    Forwards

    1 Muir, 2 Davies, 3 Bern, 4 Galligan, 5 Ward, 6 Cleall, 7 Packer, 8 Hunter (c)

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