ENGLAND will be hoping to retain the Calcutta Cup when they face Scotland at Twickenham in an enticing match on Saturday.The current Six Nations leaders have help the trophy since 2009, and Eddie Jones knows a win will go a long way in securing the championship, the Triple Crown and the Grand Slam.FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES FROM ENGLAND VS SCOTLANDScotland go into the game in high confidence, they defeated Wales for the first time in ten years to climb up to their highest-ever position of fifth in the world rankings. Keep up to date with ALL the latest Six Nations news, gossip and rumoursThey are third in the Six Nations table, having lost to France after they beat Ireland in their opener, but know they have a chance of claiming their first Triple Crown since 1990.The two nations will come face-to-face when they will battle out for the Calcutta Cup on Saturday.The match during the penultimate weekend of the 2017 Six Nations Championship at Twickenham Stadium kicks off at 4pm UK … [Read more...] about What time does England vs Scotland kick off, what TV channel is Six Nations match on and what is the latest team news?
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FIFA should “see sense” and drop disciplinary action against England and Scotland for poppy wearing at their Armistice Day clash, says Culture Secretary Karen Bradley.Football’s world governing body charged both countries’ FAs after players wore armbands decorated with the symbol.It said the decision at the Wembley World Cup qualifier on November 11 breached rules concerning political messages.The FAs could be fined or even have World Cup qualifying points deducted. But Mrs Bradley said: “I urge Fifa to see sense and withdraw the threat of sanctions.“If a player wants to wear a poppy, they should be able to do so, as should fans.”England and Scotland defied the governing body in their game, which England won 3-0.The Football Association of Wales (FAW) and Irish Football Association (IFA) have also been charged.The FAW revealed it had been charged over supporters wearing poppies in the crowd during the Wales v Serbia match on November 12. The … [Read more...] about Fifa slammed by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley for disciplinary action against England and Scotland over poppies
ENGLAND and Scotland united in defiance of a potential FIFA ban to remember Britain's fallen heroes.Football's governing body had said that the poppy is a political symbol and wearing it could result in a fine or even a points deduction.But the teams emerged onto the Wembley pitch wearing black armbands with poppies on as they paid tribute to those who died serving the nation.Stand-in manager Gareth Southgate, 46, also wore a poppy armband and another on his jacket. But FA chairman Greg Clarke, 49, was spotted without one.FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn said on Friday: “I had hoped to resolve it quietly but these things never happen quietly. That forced us to be clear about our position, which is we are going to wear them. We think they are interpreting the rules wrongly.“There are bigger things for FIFA to worry about.” Before kick off, players from the two teams and 90,000 fans stood for an emotional minute's silence on a year that marks the 100th … [Read more...] about England and Scotland players wear poppies for Armistace Day despite potential action from FIFA
TONIGHT’S Wembley showdown is only the eighth competitive Auld Enemy clash excluding the Home International Championship and short-lived Rous Cup.Here, SunSport’s IAN PASSINGHAM looks at the historical results of this powderkeg fixture . . .Scotland 0 England 1 (Bentley 63)SCOTLAND snubbed the chance to join England at the World Cup for the first time after this Hampden defeat.With the Home Internationals doubling as qualifying for Brazil, the SFA stubbornly stuck to a pre-tournament pledge to not send a team unless Scotland finished top.Scotland 2 (Brown 7, Ormond 89) England 4 (Broadis 13, Nicholls 50, Allen 68, Mullen 83)A NEW-LOOK England featuring four new caps silenced a 134,544 Hampden crowd in the Three Lions’ first match their 1953 Wembley humiliation by Hungary.With the Home Championship again used for qualification, England finished top ahead – with runners-up Scotland deciding they WOULD go to the finals this … [Read more...] about England vs Scotland: Crunch Wembley showdown is only eighth time sides have met competitively… SunSport recalls the other seven
ENGLAND will kick off their Rugby World Cup campaign against Tonga – as boss Eddie Jones says they have “no excuses” not to win the whole tournament.The Red Rose will take on their Pool C rivals on September 22 after the fixtures for Japan 2019 were announced.Ireland and Scotland face each other in a blockbuster Pool A opener between the home nations rivals on the same day.Warren Gatland’s Wales, meanwhile, come up against improving Georgia on September 23 in Tokyo.Jones’ England are also up against Argentina on October 5 in the capital before completing their fixtures against France in Yokohama a week later.And the Aussie boss said: “I think if you were doing the ideal world and you wanted to set it up, that’s how you want it. So we have no excuses.“You have to win four games and the great thing for us is that we have got really good locations.“I think we have been blessed with the locations and have the advantage of being a a … [Read more...] about Rugby World Cup fixtures announced as England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland find out their fate for 2019