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Unchanged 23 for England

05th February 2014 05:06

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France v England Luther Burrell January 2014

England: Same again

England coach Stuart Lancaster has named an unchanged matchday squad for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Scotland at Murrayfield.

Lancaster will announce his starting XV for the Calcutta Cup showdown on Thursday but has kept faith with the 23 players that was edged 26-24 by France on the opening day of the Championship in Paris last weekend.

The starting XV is expected to remain intact.

"We were disappointed by the result against France, but very proud of many aspects of the performance," said Lancaster.

"We want to give the same 23 the opportunity to build on that against Scotland."

The only injury concerns that arose from the Stade de France were wing Jonny May's fractured nose and the cheekbone damage sustained by lock Courtney Lawes.

On Monday, Lawes was cleared on Sunday when it was revealed he had suffered only bruising and May was cleared to play in Edinburgh.

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