Six Nations 2019: Scotland make six changes for England game

Six Nations 2019: Scotland make six changes for England game

Six Nations 2019: Scotland make six changes for England game

But Jones dismissed the comparison as "rubbish" earlier this week and left Cokanasiga out of his squad as he seeks to protect the youngster from the media hyperbole.

Eddie Jones has reverted to his first choice midfield for the 2019 Six Nations with Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade paired in the centres outside Owen Farrell.

Ben Youngs will become England's most-capped halfback after being selected to start the Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham.

Ben Youngs will be making his 85th England appearance to surpass the national record for a scrum-half held by Danny Care. In the backs, Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) replaces Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby) on the right wing and Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs) replaces Ben Te'o (Worcester Warriors) who drops to the bench.

England's Grand Slam bid was wrecked by defeat to Wales but they can still claim the title if Warren Gatland's side slip up at home to Ireland.


The Scots made eight changes, two positional, on Thursday (Friday NZT) after losing to Wales 18-11 last weekend.

Ali Price was keeping regular captain Greig Laidlaw in the reserves again.

In the pack, Ben Toolis switches in to the second-row with Jonny Gray dropping to the bench, while Hamish Watson and Sam Skinner (who have both missed most of this campaign through injury) will look to add some oomph at open-side and blind-side flanker.

"Winning away from home tends to be achieved through an outstanding defensive performance and we are determined to deliver that this Saturday". "At times against Wales we weren't aggressive or accurate enough so that has been a focus for us this week in training".

For Scotland, head coach Gregor Townsend has made six changes to his starting XV, with Sean Maitland, Byron McGuigan, Sam Johnson, Hamish Watson, Sam Skinner, and Ben Toolis all coming in.

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