Thursday 23 November 2017

Worsley and Deacon start for England

Worsley and Deacon start for England with newcomer Youngs on bench

JOE WORSLEY will make his first start of the 2010 RBS 6 Nations campaign against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday (5pm).

The London Wasps flanker, a second half replacement against Ireland last month, will win his 76th cap in the Calcutta Cup game.

England Team Manager Martin Johnson makes two changes to his starting line-up with Worsley in for Lewis Moody (Leicester Tigers) at open side and Louis Deacon (Leicester Tigers) continuing in the second row after replacing injured lock Simon Shaw (London Wasps) in the early stages against Ireland.

There is a newcomer on the replacements bench in uncapped Leicester Tigers scrum half Ben Youngs.

The 20 year old, who played for England in last summer's IRB Junior World Championship final, takes over from Paul Hodgson (London Irish).

Also added to the bench is Youngs's former England U20 teammate Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), who won his first cap as a replacement against Australia last November, while Steve Thompson (CA Brive) returns as the replacement hooker.

England Team

1 Tim Payne (London Wasps)

2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)

3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)

4 Louis Deacon (Leicester Tigers)

5 Steve Borthwick (Saracens, Captain)

6 James Haskell (Stade Francais)

7 Joe Worsley (London Wasps)

8 Nick Easter (Harlequins)

9 Danny Care (Harlequins)

10 Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon)

11 Ugo Monye (Harlequins)

12 Riki Flutey (CA Brive)

13 Mathew Tait (Sale Sharks)

14 Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks)

15 Delon Armitage (London Irish)


16 Steve Thompson (CA Brive)

17 David Wilson (Bath Rugby)

18 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)

19 Lewis Moody (Leicester Tigers)

20 Ben Youngs* (Leicester Tigers)

21 Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers)

22 Ben Foden (Northampton Saints)

* Uncapped player

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