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Saints stars keep England spots

A number of Northampton Saints stars have once again been included in England's starting line-up to face Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations this weekend, as Stuart Lancaster's men look to avenge the opening round defeat to France.

Northampton Saints stars keep their places for Scotland showdown but Ben Youngs misses out again

Luther Burrell scored on his debut against France. Credit: PA

A number of Northampton Saints stars have once again been included in England's starting line-up to face Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations this weekend, as Stuart Lancaster's men look to avenge the opening round defeat to France.

England looked to be heading towards a hard-fought victory in Paris, but a last-gasp Gael Fickou try ensured that they left empty handed.

Saints centre Luther Burrell impressed on his debut in the showdown, scoring a debut try, and he will once again partner Gloucester man Billy Twelvetrees in midfield.

Ben Youngs has been overlooked again. Credit: PA

Fellow Northampton players Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood are also named in a unchanged line-up, while scrum-half Lee Dickson is among the replacements at Murrayfield.

Norfolk-born hooker Tom Youngs misses out to Hartley in the front row, but will be on the bench.

However, brother Ben has once again missed out on making the squad, after being overlooked by Lancaster.

England team to face Scotland:

Mike Brown (Harlequins), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester), Jonny May (Gloucester), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Danny Care (Harlequins)

Joe Marler (Harlequins), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Launchbury (London Wasps), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, Capt), Billy Vunipola (Saracens)

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