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Scotland start 2022 Six Nations with Calcutta Cup defence

England travel to Murrayfield on the first weekend of next year's Six Nations Championship.

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Scotland will look to defend the Calcutta Cup when they welcome England to Murrayfield on the first weekend of the 2022 Six Nations.

The Scots famously won 11-6 at Twickenham for the first time since 1983 in the 2021 championship and welcome their oldest rivals to Edinburgh in next year’s opening fixtures.

Scotland then travel to Cardiff to face Wales on Saturday, February 12, where they will bid to repeat their 2020 success.

Gregor Townsend’s side defeated Wales 14-10 in Llanelli as part of the elongated championship – a result that meant a first away win over the Welsh in some 18 years.

The middle weekend of the 2022 Six Nations sees Scotland back at Murrayfield on February 26, hosting a France team that they also defeated in March of this year, as Townsend’s team enjoyed victory on French soil for the first time since Townsend himself starred in a 1999 Parisian triumph.

Scotland then travel to Rome on March 12 to face Italy in their penultimate 2022 championship match, having recorded a record 52-10 win over the Italians during this year’s fixture at Murrayfield.

The 2022 tournament concludes with a trip to Dublin to face Ireland on Saturday, March 19 for Super Saturday, with Scotland seeking a first win in Ireland since 2010.

SCOTLAND’S 2022 GUINNESS SIX NATIONS FIXTURES:

v ENGLAND Saturday, February 5 – BT Murrayfield

v WALES Saturday, February 12 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff

v FRANCE Saturday, February 26 – BT Murrayfield

v ITALY Saturday, March 12 – Stadio Olimpico, Rome

v IRELAND Saturday, March 19 – Aviva Stadium, Dublin