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Rugby Union: Saracens players Owen Farrell, Mako Vunipola and Maro Itoje in England XV for Six Nations clash at Scotland

PUBLISHED: 09:32 22 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:32 22 February 2018

Saracens back Owen Farrell on international duty for England (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Saracens back Owen Farrell on international duty for England (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Three more Sarries players on the bench for Saturday’s game in Edinburgh

Saracens trio Owen Farrell, Mako Vunipola and Maro Itoje have retained their berths in the England starting XV for the Six Nations clash at Scotland on Saturday.

The trio have started both of England’s opening two Six Nations matches, which have resulted in wins over Italy and Wales.

There are three more Sarries on the bench, with Jamie George, George Kruis and Richard Wigglesworth among the replacements.

Saracens wing Sean Maitland has been picked to start for Scotland in the match, while club colleague Liam Williams starts for Wales against Ireland, also on Saturday.

England XV to face Scotland: Brown; Watson, Joseph, Farrell, May; Ford, Care; Vunipola, Hartley, Cole; Launchbury, Itoje; Lawes, Robshaw, Hughes.

Replacements: George, Marler, Williams, Kruis, Underhill, Wigglesworth, Te’o, Nowell.

• Saracens Women pair Lauren Cattell and Poppy Cleall will start for England in their Six Nations clash against Scotland, with club colleague Marlie Packer among the replacements.

Emma Uren will captain the England women’s under-20s against France, with Helena Rowland, Ellena Perry and Rosie Galligan also starting, with Hannah Botterman, Ella Wyrwas and Zoe Harrison on the bench.


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