Six Nations: England's Owen Farrell misses training before Scotland game

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Six Nations Championship: England v Scotland
Venue: Twickenham Stadium Date: Saturday, 11 March Kick-off: 16:00 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live & BBC Radio Scotland, plus live text commentary via the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app

Owen Farrell remains a doubt for England's Six Nations encounter with Scotland after missing training at Twickenham on Friday.

The centre, 25, did not take part after sustaining a leg knock on Thursday.

"He's pretty resilient. He will do the right thing by the team and by his body," assistant coach Paul Gustard told BBC 5 live.

England have until an hour before kick-off to finalise their side for Saturday's Calcutta Cup game.

If Farrell does not make it, Gustard says Ben Te'o will start at inside centre with Jonny May coming on to the bench.

"It will be a loss, of course, but we are very happy with the strengths Ben can bring," Gustard added. "We are very happy with the 23 we will have on the pitch.

"We have flexibility, Jack Nowell is there who can come into the centre. Elliot Daly can come in to 13. So we will be very happy."

Victory for England over Scotland would give the defending Six Nations champions a record-equalling 18th consecutive win and put them one win away from a second straight Grand Slam.

Who can still win the Six Nations?

  • If England beat Scotland on Saturday they will retain the title
  • Victory for Scotland could send them top of the table with a game to play
  • If France beat Italy and England lose, mathematically five teams would still be in with a shout
  • There is one final round of games after Saturday's matches
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However, regardless of their winning run, head coach Jones was in prickly mood in Thursday's news conference.

"I can't speak for how Eddie is," Gustard said on Friday. "The staff and players are excited. We are just confident. That's not to sound bullish.

"The only record that has been spoken about is finishing on the 80-minute mark beating Scotland."

England team

Brown; Nowell, Joseph, Farrell, Daly; Ford, Youngs; Marler, Hartley (captain), Cole, Launchbury, Lawes, Itoje, Haskell, Hughes.

Replacements: George, M Vunipola, Sinckler, Wood, B Vunipola, Care, Te'o, Watson

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Owen Farrell
Farrell suffered the problem in training on Thursday

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