England make changes ahead of the Calcutta Cup clash.

Following last week’s surprise defeat to France, England head coach Eddie Jones as made sweeping changes to his side that will face Scotland at Murrayfield in the Calcutta cup on Saturday.
Scrum half Ben Youngs who has over 90 caps to his name is just one of the senior players left out of the squad named has he is replaced in the number nine jersey by Willi Heniz. Also coming into the starting line up is Lewis Ludlam for Courtney Lawes.

Prop forward Mako Vunipola and lock George Kruis (pictured) both return to the side while centre Jonathan Joseph moves into the starting midfield replacing the injured Manu Tuilagi.
Full back George Furbank reminds at full back along side Jonny May who scored twice in last weeks defeat and Elliot Daly on the other wing. Joesph will form a midfield partnership with captain Owen Farrell while George Ford will once again partner Heinz in the halves.

In the pack Vunipola replaces Joe Marler who started against France but finds himself is dropped completely meaning the experience prop will form a strong front row with Kyle Sinckler and Jamie George with Ellis Genge covering the loose head spot on the bench and Will Stuart as back up for tight head.

At the back of the scrum Jones as resisted the urge to bring in a recognised number 8, instead giving Tom Curry another chance to fill the big boots left by the injured Billy Vunipola. The returning Kruis will join Maro Itjoe in the second row with Ludlam at flanker alongside Sam Underhill.

Despite the number of changes and returning individuals there is still the potential for two debuts as Saracens Ben Earl is brought onto a forward heavy bench that includes Lawes and the returning Joe Launchbury who has recovered from a serious knee injury. Also look to make his debut from the bench is Bath Hooker Tom Dunn who comes into the side in place of Luke Cowan-Dickie

Last year the Scots produced a massive second half comeback from 31-7 down at Twickenham to lead 13-38 in the closing minutes. England required a last minute converted try to England Fly half George Ford to earn the English a very dramatic 38-38 draw.

England: 15 George Furbank, 14 Jonny May, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell (c), 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Willi Heinz; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Jamie George, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 George Kruis, 6 Lewis Ludlam, 7 Sam Underhill, 8 Tom Curry

Replacements: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Joe Launchbury, 20 Courtney Lawes, 21 Ben Earl, 22 Ben Youngs, 23 Ollie Devoto.

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