Scotland will be out to end England's undefeated start to the Six Nations at Murrayfield. Here's how to tune in for the second match of the day.


The result in Dublin may have never been in doubt, but this afternoon’s Calcutta Cup match promises to be a much tighter affair. The second Six Nations game of the afternoon promises to be pure box-office, so you’ll want to watch a Scotland v England live stream this afternoon.

If you’re in the UK you can tune in for free on BBC iPlayer and BBC One. Travelling overseas today? No problem, because Brits abroad can use a VPN to watch the Murrayfield match for free from abroad.

This guide tells you everything you need to know to watch a Scotland v England live stream on BBC iPlayer, and how to use a VPN to follow the game from abroad. For viewing options elsewhere on planet Earth, check out our guide to watching the Six Nations Championship from anywhere. You can find team news at the end of the article.

Can I watch a Scotland v England live stream for free?

If you’re a UK resident then it’s super easy to watch today’s Calcutta Cup match! A Scotland v England live stream is available on the BBC iPlayer streaming service. The match will also be broadcast live on BBC One.

It’s not only UK-based rugby fans who get to enjoy today’s Calcutta Cup match without handing over any cash. If you’re in Ireland, you can watch a Scotland v England live stream for free on Virgin Media Player

What if I’m outside the UK and Ireland?

If you’re a UK resident abroad on holiday or for work, you can still watch a Scotland v England live stream this afternoon.

Geo-blocking restrictions mean you won’t be able to access your usual BBC iPlayer or Virgin Media Player service from abroad, but this is a fixable problem. By using a VPN, or Virtual Private Network – a smart, legal piece of software that allows you to change your IP address – you can make your computer appear to be back home. In other words, you’ll be able watch your usual streaming services as if you were sitting in your sofa in front of the TV.

The experts at TechRadar recommend ExpressVPN. Not only is it easy to use, it also provides excellent online privacy, while allowing you to watch on several devices at once. And as if that wasn’t enough, it currently offers three months extra for free when you sign up, and a 30-day money back guarantee. Don’t forget, though, that you’ll still need a valid UK TV Licence to watch a Scotland v England live stream from abroad.

Viewers in  France can tune in for free via France TV.

Outside Europe, subscription services in South Africa (SuperSport), the USA (Peacock Premium), New Zealand (Sky Sport NZ), Australia (Stan Sport) and Asia (Premier Sports) will all be showing a Scotland v Wales live stream.

What time does the Scotland v England live stream start?

The big Murrayfield showdown kicks off at 4:45pm GMT this afternoon, with BBC iPlayer’s coverage getting underway at 4:00pm. Gladiators will have to wait…

As for kick-off times further afield… That’ll be 4:45pm in Ireland, 5:45pm in France, 6:45pm in South Africa, and (in the US) 11:45am ET and 8:45am PT. As ever with the Six Nations, Aussies and Kiwis have to wake up very early – or stay up very late – to watch the game. Kick-off is at 3:45am AEDT and 5:45am NZDT, respectively.

What’s the weather forecast for Scotland v England?

It’s a cold afternoon in Edinburgh with light winds and a small chance of rain.

What are the Scotland v England teams?

Head coaches Gregor Townsend and Steve Borthwick have selected the following teams for this afternoon’s match at Murrayfield. For more information on the selections, check out our guide to the Scotland and England squads.

Blair Kinghorn; Kyle Steyn, Huw Jones, Sione Tuipulotu, Duhan van der Merwe; Finn Russell (co-captain), Ben White; Pierre Schoeman, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Scott Cummings, Jamie Ritchie, Rory Darge (co-captain), Jack Dempsey

Replacements: Ewan Ashman, Alec Hepburn, Elliot Millar-Mills, Sam Skinner, Andy Christie, George Horne, Ben Healy, Cameron Redpath

George Furbank; Tommy Freeman, Henry Slade, Ollie Lawrence, Elliot Daly; George Ford, Danny Care; Ellis Genge, Jamie George (captain), Dan Cole, Maro Itoje, Ollie Chessum, Ethan Roots, Sam Underhill, Ben Earl.

Replacements: Theo Dan, Joe Marler, Will Stuart, George Martin, Chandler Cunningham-South, Ben Spencer, Fin Smith, Immanuel Feyi-Waboso

Who’s the referee for Scotland v England?

Ireland’s Andrew Brace is the man with the whistle for this afternoon’s match, assisted by Chris Busby and Eoghan Cross (also Ireland). South Africa’s Marius Jonker will be on the other end of the radio as TMO.

Who will win Scotland v England?

Scotland have won three in a row against their oldest rugby rivals, but with England unbeaten in this year’s tournament this is a tight one to call. Rugby World’s predictions lean in Scotland’s favour, but only just – editor Alan Dymock tips the Scots to win by a single point. “If Scotland have the edge slightly,” he says, “then they have to do what they haven’t done in the last two matches and patiently work their way to the line at the very end of the game.”

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