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Scotland have made one change to their starting XV for the Calcutta Cup contest with England as flanker Hamish Watson replaces John Hardie.
Head coach Vern Cotter has named Cornell du Preez on the bench ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash at Twickenham.
Here's the full XV and replacements:
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Billy Vunipola will be unleashed upon Scotland in the second half of Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham after being named on England's bench.
There are three changes to the starting XV that overran Italy 36-15, all of them in the back line as Ben Youngs is restored at scrum-half, Jack Nowell earns a spot on the right wing and Jonathan Joseph gets a nod at outside centre.
Team: M Brown (Harlequins); J Nowell (Exeter), J Joseph (Bath), O Farrell (Saracens), E Daly (Wasps); G Ford (Bath), B Youngs (Leicester); J Marler (Harlequins), D Hartley (Northampton, capt), D Cole (Leicester), J Launchbury (Wasps), C Lawes (Northampton), M Itoje (Saracens), J Haskell (Wasps), N Hughes (Wasps).
Replacements: J George (Saracens), M Vunipola (Saracens), K Sinckler (Harlequins), T Wood (Northampton), B Vunipola (Saracens), D Care (Harlequins), B Te'o (Worcester), A Watson (Bath).
England survived an almighty first-half scare to finish conclusive 36-15 winners at Twickenham as Italy issued a rousing response to scrutiny of their ongoing presence in the RBS 6 Nations.
The victory leaves Eddie Jones' side just one win adrift of New Zealand's record run of 18.
For a match report and highlights, visit ITV's RBS 6 Nations website
Former New Zealand international Ali Williams has been suspended by French club Racing 92 after he was arrested in possession of cocaine.
Toulon player James O'Connor, who has been capped 44 times by Australia, was also arrested in Paris in the early hours of Saturday, according to reports in France.
"A player of Racing 92 is at the heart of an investigation into the purchase and possession of cocaine," the club said in a statement.
"In this context, it was decided to suspend Ali Williams.
"If the investigation confirmed the possession of cocaine and the transaction, it would not only be against the law but also a serious fault in terms of our ethics."
Williams, 35, who was a part of the All Blacks side that won the 2011 World Cup on home soil, came out of retirement last summer to play for Top 14 champions Racing 92.
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Scotland ended 10 years of hurt against Wales as they kept alive their RBS 6 Nations title hopes at Murrayfield.
Wings Tommy Seymour and Tim Visser scored second-half tries, while 19 points from fly-half Finn Russell saw Scotland home 29-13 as they posted a first victory over Wales since 2007.
For a full report and highlights, visit ITV's dedicated 6 Nations website