Six Nations: England drop Cokanasiga as Jones rings changes for Scotland

Ross Houston
March 16, 2019

Jones is keen to use the experience of Nowell and Ben Te'o against Scotland, with England still in with a chance of snatching the title out of Wales' hands.

England team to face Scotland: Elliot Daly, Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May, Owen Farrell (captain), Ben Youngs; Ben Moon, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Joe Launchbury, George Kruis, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.

Tuilagi agreed a new two-year contract with Leicester this week and Jones added: 'Manu's future is looked after and we're really happy for him.

That's what we're doing with him. We'll bring him through carefully and he's got a long career ahead of him. We've got a good plan in place for him. I don't need to reveal my selection plans for the future but I do know he'll be ready for the World Cup.

"That's developing and gets tested all the time because as soon as you get good at something someone finds a way to stop you".

"We just feel it's right for him not be involved in matchday squad but he'll still learn from being around the squad". I've got him on the right track.

"He'll still learning from being around the squad and will feature heavily in our warm-up games for the World Cup".

In total there are four changes in personnel to the XV that battered Italy 57-14 at Twickenham with Ben Moon restored at loosehead prop ahead of Ellis Genge and Mark Wilson displacing Brad Shields at blindside flanker. "It will be a fascinating finish with three teams that can win it and we are playing against one of our most traditional foes in Scotland", Jones said. If they are to be crowned champions, England must win and hope that Ireland beat Wales earlier in the day.

Eddie Jones' England led 31-7 at halftime - scoring 30 or more points in the first half for the third time in this year's Six Nations tournament.

"He's a very good kid, but anyone's head can be turned".

Ben Youngs will become England's most-capped halfback in making his 85th appearance, one more than Danny Care on the all-time list. "I am sure he will do the shirt great justice out there on Saturday", said Youngs.

Scotland have not won at Twickenham since 1983 and, after winning their opening game of this year's Six Nations against Italy, they lost their next three amid a lengthy injury list. "I don't know", Jones said.

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