Talking points for England vs Wales and Scotland vs France: A must-win encounter at Twickenham; Lawes, Faletau – key returning players on both sides; Scottish injuries to derail chances of challenging France? Les Bleus looking to get over their recent bogey team

By Michael Cantillon
Last Updated: 24/02/22 9:29pm

England and Wales face-off at 4.45pm on Saturday, while Scotland host France earlier in the day at 2.15pm

We look at some key talking points ahead of England vs Wales and Scotland vs France in the Six Nations on Saturday, including Twickenham’s must-win Test, key returning players, and damaging Scottish injuries…
A must-win encounter at TwickenhamWith both England and Wales heading into Saturday’s Six Nations clash on the back of a win and a defeat from two fixtures so far, neither can afford to lose if they are to maintain hopes of remaining in the title hunt.Defending champions Wales were dismantled 29-7 in Dublin on the opening weekend, while England suffered a 20-17 defeat to Scotland in Edinburgh. Wales recovered to beat Scotland 20-17 in Cardiff in Round Two, while England recorded a routine 33-0 win over Italy in Rome on the same weekend.A second defeat for either would effectively end their campaigns by the halfway stage, and as a result Eddie Jones, Wayne Pivac and their respective squads, go into the clash under some considerable pressure.Not since 2012 have Wales won at the home of English rugby in the Six Nations, though they did pick up a famous 2015 Rugby World Cup pool stage win at Twickenham on a day when they were beset by injuries – just as they have been in this year’s Championship.Clashes between the sides, irrespective of venue, have been more even of late, with three wins apiece from their last six Tests. Guinness Six Nations- Round Three Fixtures Saturday at 2.15pm Scotla …