Lawrence named on bench in England Six Nations opener

2 February 2023

Ollie Lawrence has been named in Steve Borthwick's inaugural matchday 23 as England take on Scotland at Twickenham this weekend. 

The centre, who has excelled since making the move to Bath Rugby in October, has earned a place on the bench after linking up with Steve Borthwick’s squad last week.

After making his international debut in 2020 against Italy, the 23-year-old is set to add to his Test cap tally of seven after starring in his 12 outings for Bath to date.

His impressive performances saw him awarded the Gallagher Player of the Month for November and he has already become a fan favourite at The Rec.

Of his team, England Head Coach, and former club captain, Steve Borthwick said: "There are few fixtures in the rugby calendar that excite both players and supporters alike more than the annual Six Nations meeting of the Auld enemy as they battle for the honour of lifting the Calcutta Cup.
“Another packed Twickenham will witness the start of the next chapter of English rugby in one of the most keenly contested tournaments in the world."

England XV: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Max Malins, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Owen Farrell (c), 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Jack van Poortvliet; 1 Ellis Genge (vc), 2 Jamie George, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Ollie Chessum, 6 Lewis Ludlam, 7 Ben Curry, 8 Alex Dombrandt

Replacements: 16 Jack Walker, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Nick Isiekwe, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Ollie Lawrence, 23 Anthony Watson



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