By England Fan
March 9 2017
England take on Scotland this weekend at Twickenham in the oldest rugby competiton in the World. They play for the Calcutta Cup that was made from 270 melted down Indian rupees.
RBS Six Nations 2017
England v Scotland
Twickenham Saturday 11th March (kick-off 4pm, live on ITV).
England's Head Coach Eddie Jones has made three changes. In the back line Jonathan Joseph is reinstated at outside-centre, Jack Nowell is named on the right-wing and Ben Youngs starts at scrum-half. Anthony Watson and Billy Vunipola return to an England match-day 23 for the first time in this year's Championship having both returned from injury. They are joined on the bench by Danny Care and Ben Te'o.. Joe Marler will win his 50th cap on Saturday, he made is England debut against South Africa 2012 and as is the custom, he will lead the team out of the tunnel for England's 124th Calcutta Cup game.
Eddie Jones Comment: "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. "This is the 124th Calcutta Cup and I feel humbled and honoured to be part of such an historic rugby occasion, it's the oldest international fixture and means a lot to both countries. We treasure the experience.
"I congratulate Joe Marler on his 50-cap milestone. I've coached a lot of good players and he is certainly one of the best. He is an honest and committed team man and a fine individual. To have him and Mako Vunipola available together to give us 80 minutes at loose-head is an enormous advantage.”
Lion's coaches out in force at England's traing camp this week.
British & Irish Lions head Coach Warren Gatland during a training at Pennyhill Park PA Images
Scotland have made one change for this match flanker Hamish Watson starts, the back-rower replaces club-mate John Hardie, who is injured, while Cornell du Preez comes on to the bench. Scotland have not won at Twickenham since 1983.
England: Brown; Nowell, Joseph, Farrell, Daly; Ford, Youngs; Marler, Hartley (captain), Cole, Launchbury, Lawes, Itoje, Haskell, Hughes.
Replacements: George, M Vunipola, Sinckler, Wood, B Vunipola, Care, Te'o, Watson
Scotland: Hogg; Seymour, Jones, Dunbar, Visser; Russell, Price; Reid, Brown, Fagerson, R Gray, J Gray, Barclay, Watson, Wilson.
Replacements: Ford, Dell, Berghan, Swinson, Du Preez, Pyrgos, Weir, Bennett.