Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
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England train as Eddie Jones prepares to name team to face Scotland

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

Cokanasiga's destination is the World Cup in Japan this autumn and Jones's explanation, which he expects the 18-stone Bath wing will come to appreciate over the next six months, was that there is a masterplan...

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.

If unbeaten Wales beats Ireland at Cardiff in the second of the three staggered games Saturday, the Welsh will claim the Grand Slam and England will be assured of second place whatever happens at Twickenham a few hours later.

Jones is keen to use the experience of Nowell and Ben Te'o against Scotland, with England still in with a chance of snatching the title out of Wales' hands.

Joe Cokanasiga has been dropped from England's matchday 23 for its final Six Nations game against Scotland, despite turning in a man-of-the-match display against Italy last weekend. "The only thing we can control is how we play", he said.

Cokanasiga shone in England's 57-14 win over Italy in round four, but was surprisingly omitted from Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham in favour of Jack Nowell.

Jones says the comparison was "rubbish conversation" earlier in the week.


"We've got a good plan in place for him", Jones said. He'll be ready by the World Cup.

'We don't need to rush him. 'He'll be ready by the World Cup.' That rather suggests Cokanasiga has already gone a long way to convincing the management that he has what it takes to be a star of the present as well as the future.

In two other changes Ben Moon comes in for Ellis Genge in the front row while Mark Wilson starts in place of Brad Shields.

Starting number nine Ben Youngs will become England's most capped scrum-half on Saturday, overtaking Danny Care with his 85th outing.

Kinghorn has scored six tries in 11 tests for Scotland.

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

Scotland: Sean Maitland, Darcy Graham, Nick Grigg, Sam Johnson, Byron McGuigan, Finn Russell, Ali Price; Magnus Bradbury, Hamish Watson, Sam Skinner, Grant Gilchrist, Ben Toolis, Willem Nel, Stuart McInally (captain), Allan Dell.

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