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Tom Curry Named At 8 For England Against Scotland

Tom Curry of England on the charge during the 2020 Guinness Six Nations match between France and England at Stade de France on February 02, 2020 in Paris, . (Photo by Steve Bardens - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images)

Tom Curry has been named at number 8 for England’s Six Nations encounter against Scotland at BT Murrayfield this Saturday (KO – 4:45 PM).  

Mako Vunipola, Jamie George and Kyle Sinckler are named in the front row with George Kruis and Maro Itoje selected in the second row.

Lewis Ludlam is named at blind-side flanker with Sam Underhill at openside and Tom Curry at number 8.

Willi Heinz starts at scrum half with Ben Youngs named as a finisher. George Ford and captain Owen Farrell will play fly half and inside centre with Jonathan Joseph named at outside centre.

Tom Curry playing against France in the Six Nations

Tom Curry of England on the charge during the 2020 Guinness Six Nations match between France and England at Stade de France on February 02, 2020 in Paris, . (Photo by Steve Bardens – RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images)

Jones said: “Preparation this week has been great. We have sought to address the issues from the France game and have had a really good and sharp preparation for Scotland.

“Scotland are a dangerous side. They like to play with a lot of width and with a lot of flow and tempo in their game. We want to make sure we dominate the gain line.

“Their win record against England at Murrayfield is substantially higher than their overall record against us, so we have to recognise they are a dangerous beast and we have to be at our best to beat them.”

England starting XV
15 George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 1 cap)
14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 53 caps)
13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 48 caps)
12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 80 caps) C
11 Elliot Daly (Saracens, 40 caps)
10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 66 caps)
9 Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, 10 caps)
1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 58 caps)
2 Jamie George (Saracens, 46 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 32 caps)
4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 35 caps)
5 George Kruis (Saracens, 42 caps)
6 Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 7 caps)
7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 16 caps)
8 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 20 caps)

Finishers
16 Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
17 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 15 caps)
18 Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 1 cap)
19 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 62 caps)
20 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 82 caps)
21 Ben Earl (Saracens, uncapped)
22 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 96 caps)
23 Ollie Devoto (Exeter Chiefs, 2 caps)

 

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Tom Curry Named At 8 For England Against Scotland
Tom Curry Named At 8 For England Against Scotland
Tom Curry Named At 8 For England Against Scotland