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Is England vs Scotland on TV today? Kick-of time, channel and how to watch Women’s Six Nations fixture

Defending champions England open the 2021 Women’s Six Nations against Scotland today at Castle Park in Doncaster.

The Red Roses are on a run of 11 matches without defeat in the Championship, having won the past two tournaments.

The Scots held France to a 13-13 draw in their last match of the 2020 Six Nations, but were soundly beaten in the reverse of this fixture 53-0 last year.

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And with a change of format in the tournament this campaign, with the six counties separated into two pools, the winners of this afternoon’s clash will take charge of Pool A. Here’s everything you need to know before the match this afternoon.

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When is the match?

The game kicks off 3 pm GMT on Saturday, 3 April.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on the BBC Red Button and the BBC iPlayer, with coverage starting at 2:50 pm GMT.

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Team news

England: 15. Sarah McKenna, 14. Lydia Thompson, 13. Emily Scarratt (c), 12. Lagi Tuima, 11. Jess Breach, 10. Helena Rowland, 9. Leanne Riley, 1. Vickii Cornborough, 2. Lark Davies, 3. Bryony Cleall, 4. Abbie Ward, 5. Cath O’Donnell, 6. Zoe Aldcroft, 7. Marlie Packer, 8. Poppy Cleall

Replacements: 16. Amy Cokayne, 17. Detysha Harper, 18. Shaunagh Brown, 19. Harriet Millar-Mills, 20. Vicky Fleetwood, 21. Claudia MacDonald, 22. Megan Jones, 23. Ellie Kildunne

Scotland: 15. Chloe Rollie, 14. Rachel Shankland, 13. Hannah Smith,12. Lisa Thomson, 11. Megan Gaffney, 10. Helen Nelson, 9. Mairi McDonald, 1. Leah Bartlett, 2. Lana Skeldon, 3. Christine Belisle, 4. Emma Wassell, 5. Louise McMillan, 6. Rachel Malcolm (c), 7. Rachel McLachlan, 8. Siobhan Cattigan

Replacements: 16. Molly Wright, 17. Panashe Muzambe, 18. Lisa Cockburn, 19. Evie Gallagher, 20. Jodie Rettie, 21. Jenny Maxwell, 22. Sarah Law, 23. Liz Musgrove

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Prediction

England kick-off their Women’s Six Nations defence with a win against the Scots, who will narrow their margin of defeat from last year’s fixture at Castle Park.