Match Facts

Scotland have won each of their last three Guinness Men’s Six Nations matches against England, as many victories as they’d managed in their previous 20 such attempts (D2, L15); only once before have they won four in a row against England in the Home/Five/Six Nations (1893-1896).

Scotland won their last Calcutta Cup match at Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium in the Guinness Men’s Six Nations, beating England 20-17 in 2022; however they have not won consecutive such matches since 2006-2008, when they won two try-less clashes (18-12 and 15-9).

England have won their opening two games of a Guinness Men’s Six Nations for the first time since 2019, the last time they won their first three matches in a campaign was in 2017, when they went on to win the Championship.

England have won both of their matches in this Guinness Men’s Six Nations campaign having been trailing at half-time, their nine point comeback against Wales in Round 2 was the joint biggest halftime deficit they’ve overcome in their Test history (also v Argentina in 2002);

14 of the 37 tackles that Scotland have missed in this Guinness Men’s Six Nations campaign so far have resulted in the opposition making a line break, the highest quantity and ratio (38%) of any side, however none of those missed tackles have resulted in a try being scored, the only side to cover these missed tackles without conceding a single try.

Scotland have made more kicks in play (82) than any other side in the 2024 Guinness Men’s Six Nations so far, with Finn Russell making 44 of those, 15 more than any other player, for a total kicking metres tally of 1584m, over 600m more than anyone else and just 26m shy of a mile.

Just 7% of Scotland’s play in this Guinness Men’s Six Nations so far has seen them move the ball wide (20+ metres laterally from the previous ruck), the lowest rate of any side, last year they topped this ranking with 14% of their play going wide.

Finn Russell is the joint top points scorer in the 2024 Guinness Men’s Six Nations so far, alongside George Ford (both 23 points), Russell has a 100% goalkicking rate having knocked over all nine of his kicks at goal (Ford 8/11, 73%), based on the difficulty of those kicks (xGK) the Scot has scored 2.1 points more than expected, whilst Ford has scored 1.6 points fewer.

England’s Ben Earl has made the most carries (26) of any player after two rounds of the 2024 Guinness Men’s Six Nations, he has also gained more metres (74) than any other forward whilst Scotland centre, Sione Tuipulotu has made the most dominant carries (12) of any player.

Duhan van der Merwe has scored three tries in three previous matches against England in the Guinness Men’s Six Nations, however he did fail to score in his only previous match against them at Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium in 2022.

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