Six Nations

Watson returns for Scotland against England

2017-03-09 15:09
Vern Cotter (Gallo)

Edinburgh - Hamish Watson was the lone change to the Scotland XV announced Thursday by coach Vern Cotter for this weekend's Calcutta Cup clash against England at Twickenham.

The Edinburgh back-row takes the place of the injured John Hardie (knee), whom he replaced in the 25th minute of Scotland's 29-13 win over Wales at Murrayfield last month.

Cornell du Preez takes Watson's place on the bench and will make his Test debut if he comes on at Twickenham.

Scotland are seeking their first win at England's headquarters since 1983 and a first Triple Crown since 1990.

Scotland team to play England in a Six Nations international at Twickenham on Saturday (16:00 GMT kick-off):

Teams:

Scotland

15 Stuart Hogg; 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Alex Dunbar, 11 Tim Visser; 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price; 8 Ryan Wilson, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 John Barclay (captain); 5 Johnny Gray, 4 Richie Gray; 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Fraser Brown, 1 Gordon Reid

Substitutes: 16 Ross Ford, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Tim Swinson, 20 Cornell du Preez, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Duncan Weir, 23 Mark Bennett

England:

15 Mike Brown, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 James Haskell, 6 Maro Itoje, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (captain), 1 Joe Marler

Substitutes: 16 Jamie George, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Tom Wood, 20 Billy Vunipola, 21 Danny Care, 22 Ben Te'o, 23 Anthony Watson

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