Six Nations 2014: Stuart Lancaster names unchanged England side

Six Nation 2014: England head coach Stuart Lancaster selects an unchanged side for the Calcutta Cup on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
England head coach Stuart Lancaster Photo: The Sport Review

Stuart Lancaster has named an unchanged England side for their second Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

The Red Rose made a losing start to their bid to win the championship after France centre Gael Fickou scored a last-gasp try to help les Bleus secure a 26-24 victory over Lancaster’s men at the Stade de France last Saturday night.

They are all determined to put last week’s result behind us and build on the performance

Stuart Lancaster

Gloucester wing Jonny May is ready to face Scott Johnson’s men despite suffering a nasty facial injury a mere seven minutes into the 22-year-old’s England debut in Paris, whilst second row Courtney Lawes is also fit despite suffering bruising to his cheek.

And Lancaster urged England to build on their performance against Philippe Saint-Andre’s men in their Six Nations opener ahead of the Calcutta Cup this weekend.

“It’s good to be able to select the same players and they are all determined to put last week’s result behind us and build on the performance,” Lancaster said.

“Scotland will be hugely motivated by their defeat in Dublin and, as we found two years ago, Murrayfield is a tough place to play.”

England XI v Scotland: Mike Brown (Harlequins, 22 caps), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 1 cap), Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints, 1 cap), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby, 9 caps), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 2 caps), Owen Farrell (Saracens, 20 caps), Danny Care (Harlequins, 43 caps), Joe Marler (Harlequins, 16 caps), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints, 51 caps), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 44 caps), Joe Launchbury (London Wasps, 15 caps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 26 caps), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 24 caps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, capt, 21 caps), Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 6 caps)

Replacements: Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 13 caps), Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 11 caps), Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks, 2 caps), Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby, 6 caps), Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 16 caps), Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints, 13 caps), Brad Barritt (Saracens, 17 caps), Alex Goode (Saracens, 14 caps)

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