England make shock call for Scotland clash

England make shock call for Scotland clash


Freddie Steward has been left out of England’s starting XV as Steve Borthwick made five changes for the clash with Scotland at Murrayfield.

There is no place in the matchday 23 for Steward, with Borthwick opting for George Furbank at fullback instead.

Veteran scrumhalf Danny Care and centre Ollie Lawrence were named in the starting team as England coach Steve Borthwick made five changes for Saturday’s Six Nations match away to Scotland.

Lawrence returns to bolster the midfield at the expense of Fraser Dingwall, with Care set to win his 99th cap after Northampton scrum-half Alex Mitchell was ruled out of the Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield with a knee injury.

Up front, props Ellis Genge and Dan Cole will pack down either side of England captain and hooker Jamie George in Edinburgh.

England, one of only two unbeaten teams in the Championship along with title-holders Ireland, are looking to make it three wins out of three after defeating Italy (27-24) and Wales (16-14) in the opening two rounds of the Six Nations.

But they have lost their past three matches against oldest rivals Scotland, who named their team earlier Thursday.

© Agence France-Presse

Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images


Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *