Advertisement

Vunipola on the bench as England name XV for Scotland

England's rampaging number eight Billy Vunipola has recovered from knee ligament damage. Credit: PA

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).