Vunipola, Watson retained by England

Date published: March 7 2017

England head coach Eddie Jones has retained 24 players to prepare for Saturday’s Six Nations game against Scotland at Twickenham.

The group includes fit-again number eight Billy Vunipola, while Bath wing Anthony Watson is also included.

Both players have missed the opening games of England’s 2017 Six Nations campaign through injury. Prop Joe Marler is in line to win his 50th cap for England if selected.

England currently top the Championship table and Jones will name his side to play Scotland on Thursday.

Forwards (13)

Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Backs (11)

Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Jonny May (Gloucester), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Anthony Watson (Bath), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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