6N: Youngs to become England's most-capped scrumhalf

LONDON (AP) — Ben Youngs will become England's most-capped scrumhalf after being selected in a team containing four changes for the Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday.

In making his 85th appearance, Youngs will move ahead of Danny Care on the all-time list.

In the backs, Jack Nowell replaces Joe Cokanasiga on the right wing and Henry Slade comes in for Ben Te'o as the center partner for Manu Tuilagi.

There were also two changes among the forwards, with prop Ben Moon and flanker Mark Wilson replacing Ellis Genge and Brad Shields, respectively.

The English will win the final Six Nations before the Rugby World Cup if they beat Scotland and Wales lose to Ireland in an earlier game in Cardiff.

England coach Eddie Jones says "it will be a fascinating finish to the championship with three teams that can win it and we are playing against one of our most traditional foes in Scotland for the Calcutta Cup."


England: Elliot Daly, Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May, Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Billy Vunipola, Tom Curry, Mark Wilson, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury, Kyle Sinckler, Jamie George, Ben Moon. Reserves: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ellis Genge, Dan Cole, Brad Shields, Nathan Hughes, Ben Spencer, George Ford, Ben Te'o.


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