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Four Bath Rugby players in squad to face Scotland

4 February 2016

Four Bath Rugby players have been named in the England squad to face Scotland on Saturday, with George Ford, Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson starting, and Ollie Devoto in line to win his first cap from the bench.

England captain Dylan Hartley will lead out a side with a total of 512 international caps between them as they aim to retain the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield, a trophy they have held since 2008. 

England head coach Eddie Jones said: “There were some tight calls on selection, but we have picked a match-day squad with a blend of experience and youth.  

“The boys have worked hard since coming into camp to understand how I want the team to play going forward. We have prepared well and I am pleased with the progress the group has made in the short time we’ve had together.

“We are indebted to the work Stuart Lancaster has done over last four years. I have inherited a talented and highly motivated group of players.

“We are confident we can go to Edinburgh and win, but we’re in no doubt it will be a huge challenge. Playing at Murrayfield in front of a passionate Scottish crowd will be a real test for this team but one I know we can rise to.

“We have named three vice captains in Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola and Mike Brown who will support Dylan Hartley with his leadership responsibilities.”  

England team to face Scotland (kick-off 16.50, live on BBC One)

15. Mike Brown

14. Anthony Watson

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Owen Farrell

11. Jack Nowell

10. George Ford  

9. Danny Care

1. Joe Marler

2. Dylan Hartley ( c )

3. Dan Cole

4. Joe Launchbury

5. George Kruis

6. Chris Robshaw

7. James Haskell

8. Billy Vunipola

Replacements

16. Jamie George

17. Mako Vunipola

18. Paul Hill

19. Courtney Lawes

20. Jack Clifford

21. Ben Youngs

22. Alex Goode

23. Ollie Devoto

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