Six Nations 2019: Scotland make six changes for England game


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Wales beat Scotland 18-11 to edge nearer to the Substantial Slam title
Six Countries 2019: England v Scotland
Venue:TwickenhamDate:Saturday, 16 MarchKick-off:17:00 GMT
Protection:Dwell commentary on BBC Radio 5 are living and BBC Radio Scotland, plus are living text commentary on BBC Sport net net page and BBC Sport app

Flanker Hamish Watson returns to the Scotland XV in one of six changes for his or her final Six Countries game of the campaign towards England.

Watson, who impressed off the bench within the defeat by Wales, replaces the injured Jamie Ritchie, with Sam Skinner furthermore launched to the inspire row. Lock Ben Toolis is in for Jonny Gray.

Sean Maitland and Byron McGuigan replace injured duo Blair Kinghorn and Tommy Seymour within the inspire three, and Sam Johnston is included at centre with Pete Horne falling by the wayside.

Scotland, who include lost their closing three matches after an opening capture over Italy, hotfoot to Twickenham seeking a first victory over England there since 1983.

“We’re happy to disclose inspire Hamish into the starting line-up,” said coach Gregor Townsend. “He made a steady affect on Saturday and we manufacture now no longer include any doubt that he is ready to recall the game to the opposition in assault and defence.

“Now we need to provide on the ghastly facets of our performance towards Wales. The gamers confirmed within the second-half of what the team is capable of towards likely the most particular facets on the earth. Your next step is making that rigidity rely on the scoreboard, extra on a conventional foundation.

“Winning some distance from home tends to be accomplished by an prominent defensive performance and we are optimistic to disclose that this Saturday.”

Scotland:Maitland; Graham, Grigg, Johnson, McGuigan; Russell, Keep; Dell, McInally (capt), Nel; Toolis, Gilchrist; Skinner, Watson, Bradbury.

Replacements:Brown, Reid, Berghan, J Gray, Strauss, Laidlaw, Hastings, Harris

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