Six Nations: England’s Owen Farrell should be fit to face Scotland notwithstanding leg injury

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‘Farrell ran into my dog’ – Jones jokes with journalists

Owen Farrell should be fit for England’s Calcutta Cup assembly with Scotland during Twickenham on Saturday notwithstanding injuring his leg in training.

The 25-year-old centre left training early on Thursday, though is approaching to underline in Friday’s captains’ run.

“He ran into someone during training, elementary as that,” pronounced conduct manager Eddie Jones, who primarily joked Farrell had collided with a Australian’s dog.

“He’s in doubt though we will see. He should be right.”

Victory for England over Scotland would give a fortifying Six Nations champions a record-equalling 18th uninterrupted win and put them one win divided from a second true Grand Slam.

“It’s a oldest general tie and it means a lot to both countries,” pronounced Jones.

“I feel celebrated and shamed to be partial of such a ancestral occasion. we value a experience.”

Vunipola earnings to bench

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Billy Vunipola done his quip for Saracens on Sunday after 3 months out with vinculum damage

Number 8 Billy Vunipola has been named on a dais opposite Scotland after creation his quip from a knee damage final weekend.

Nathan Hughes will continue in a position in an unvaried England pack.

The backline shows 3 changes, with scrum-half Ben Youngs, centre Jonathan Joseph and wing Jack Nowell returning.

Loose-head column Joe Marler will lead a group out on his 50th cap, while fit-again wing Anthony Watson also earnings to a matchday squad.

“I honour Joe,” Jones added. “I’ve coached a lot of good players and he is positively one of a best. He is an honest and committed group male and a glorious individual.”

On Vunipola, he explained: “He’s one of a best players, though he’s not prepared to start yet.”

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England’s replacements have regularly salvaged games so distant in a Six Nations and Jones admits he is uncertain because his side have nonetheless to start well.

“If we knew, we would repair it,” he said. “But we have been forward in a 80th notation – and that’s all that counts.”

After a changeable arrangement opposite Italy, Jones says England have prepared to broach their best opening of a Championship opposite Scotland.

“We have sundry [the preparation] adult a bit, we have altered a approach we have lerned considerably,” he said.

“The power of training has improved, we are relocating towards a best performance. We are in glorious condition.”

Listen to England v Scotland on BBC Radio 5 live, 16:00 GMT on Saturday, 11 March.

England team

Brown; Nowell, Joseph, Farrell, Daly; Ford, Youngs; Marler, Hartley (captain), Cole, Launchbury, Lawes, Itoje, Haskell, Hughes.

Replacements: George, M Vunipola, Sinckler, Wood, B Vunipola, Care, Te’o, Watson

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