Jack Nowell returns to England line-up for Scotland clash

Joe Cokanasiga dropped for Calcutta Cup clash

England train as Eddie Jones prepares to name team to face Scotland

England's Jack Nowell - selected ahead of Joe Cokanasiga - danced inside from the right past four men to touch down in little over a minute and there was no let up in that early pace. It was a straight selection decision and prompted widespread disbelief. "I am sure he will do the shirt great justice out there on Saturday", said Youngs.

The hosts thought they had scored again, in the 19th minute, but TV replays showed Ben Youngs had knocked on.

"But if we impose our game on Scotland, it'll be pretty tough for them".

"Joe's a good, young player and we're looking after him", Jones said on Thursday. That is in our control more than we thought it was and that is what we have got to get better at. 'It's a bit like in cricket. "I've got some reasonable experience doing this".

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.

A week after being compared to Jonah Lomu by Sir Clive Woodward in response to a bulldozing man-of-the-match display against Italy, Cokanasiga is unable to even secure a place on the bench for the game with Scotland tomorrow. "'You've got to keep players" feet on the ground, ' he said.

But Stuart McInally's score before half-time brought Scotland back into contention and they were sensationally level with around 20 minutes to play, before Sam Johnson looked to have completed an incredible turnaround.

"You expose them, bring them back, expose them, bring them back".

There was one last twist in the tale of this classic, though, and Ford stormed under the posts from England's final attack to at least partially spare Eddie Jones' blushes, though Scotland retain the Calcutta Cup. That's normal for any player.' While the newcomer comes to terms with this unexpected setback, he should take heart from being cast as a player capable of winning 100 Test caps.

Jones's handling of this precious talent was endorsed by England captain Owen Farrell, who noted similarities with how he handled another much-hyped youngster.

Avenging last year's bitter defeat at Murrayfield was now England's aim and as they ran in four tries to build a 31-0 lead inside half an hour, they were on track to mark their last competitive match before the World Cup with an ominous statement.

Despite scoring a double against Italy, Brad Shields has been assigned the role of a finisher with Mark Wilson starting at blindside flanker while Ben Moon replaces Ellis Genge at loosehead prop with the latter joining the reserves.

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