The last time England hosted Scotland in the Six Nations they drew 38-38, the visitors clawing back the biggest ever half-time deficit (-24 pts, 7-31) by a side to avoid defeat in the tournament’s history, almost snatching victory before a late George Ford try levelled the match.
Scotland have never beaten England at Twickenham in the Six Nations (D1, L9), their last victory against them there came in 1983 in the Five Nations (22-12).
Scotland concluded the 2020 Six Nations by winning their last three games in a row, their best ever run in Championship history (since 2000); they conceded the fewest points (59) and tries (5) of any side in the 2020 edition of the competition.
England have lost just one of their last 21 home games in the Six Nations (W19, D1), a 15-24 loss to Ireland in 2018; they have picked up a try scoring bonus point in half of their games at Twickenham (5/10) since the system was introduced to the Championship in 2017.
England have won 17 of 21 previous Round 1 matches in the Six Nations, the best rate of any nation, Scotland have the joint worst rate with Italy (3/21).
In 2020 England won their seventh Six Nations title, no other team has won more than five (since 2000); they’ve won three of the five editions since Eddie Jones took charge in 2016, only Bernard Laporte has more Championship wins since 2000 (4 - Gatland, Woodward, Schmidt also 3).
Scotland enjoyed the most territory (56%) of any team in the Six Nations in 2020, while England recorded the second most (54%); only Ireland (13.6%) spent a higher proportion of their time in possession inside their opponents 22 than England (12.4%).
England made 116 dominant tackles in the 2020 Six Nations, the only side to reach triple figures in this category, Scotland made the third most but still 40 fewer than England (76, France 98).
Scotland’s Stuart Hogg has gained 3,003 metres with ball in hand in his Six Nations career (41 games), only Sergio Parisse (3,088) has gained more.
England’s Owen Farrell has scored exactly 1000 Test points (incl. Lions), one of just six men to reach that milestone (also D Carter, J Wilkinson, N Jenkins, R O’Gara, D Dominguez); Farrell is just four points away from scoring his 100th against Scotland, they’d be the seventh nation he’s reached a century of Test points against (also Australia, Wales, South Africa, Italy, Ireland, France).
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