England change three for Scotland clash

Date published: March 9 2017

England head coach Eddie Jones has made three changes to his starting line-up that will face Scotland in the Calcutta Cup on Saturday.

In the backline Jonathan Joseph is reinstated at outside centre, Jack Nowell is named on the right wing and Ben Youngs starts at scrum-half.

"Our preparation for Scotland has been very good," said England head coach Jones. "We had two excellent training runs in Oxford last week and followed that up this week.

"We're focused on ourselves; we want to give our fans a really good performance. We've worked hard in this RBS 6 Nations and feel like a good performance is just around the corner."

Anthony Watson and Billy Vunipola return to an England matchday 23 for the first time in this year's Championship having both recovered from injury. They are joined by Danny Care and Ben Te'o in the only other changes to the bench.

England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 James Haskell, 6 Maro Itoje, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Joe Marler
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Tom Wood, 20 Billy Vunipola, 21 Danny Care, 22 Ben Te'o, 23 Anthony Watson

Date: Saturday, March 11
Venue: Twickenham
Kick-off: 16:00 GMT
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant Referees: Romain Poite (France), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

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