It Look Like England Have Accidentally Revealed Their Starting XV For The Scotland Game


Eddie Jones looks to have accidentally revealed his starting line-up for England’s crucial Six Nations clash with Scotland on Saturday.

Jones isn’t scheduled to name his team until Thursday, but it appears we already know what side he will go way thanks to a photo of a whiteboard at their training base.

It appears Billy Vunipola will be thrust straight back into the starting line-up after making his return for Saracens over the weekend, with scrumhalf Ben Youngs, wing Jack Nowell and outside centre Jonathan Joseph also set to return to the starting XV.

The whiteboard shows two sets of training exercises of 13 v 15 players and 10 v 12 players. The first set of players have been assigned white bibs which are usually used to indicate members of the starting XV.

That number includes Vunipola, Youngs, Nowell and Joseph who missed out on selection in England’s 36-15 victory against Italy in favour of Danny Care, Jonny May and Ben Te’o. The rest of the team it appears will remain unchanged.


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