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Hughes returns for England's Six Nations clash v Scotland

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Six Nations 2018: Scotland v England
Venue: Murrayfield Date: Saturday, 24 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio Scotland. Live text commentary and report on the BBC website and app

Nathan Hughes starts at number eight as England make one change for Saturday’s Calcutta Cup match against Scotland at Murrayfield.

Hughes replaces Sam Simmonds in his first appearance of the Six Nations after recovering from a knee injury, with the rest of the XV unchanged from the side that beat Wales.

Prop Joe Marler is a replacement after serving a suspension.

“We are really excited about this game,” said head coach Eddie Jones.

“We will need to be very tough and relentless in our defence to keep the pressure on his Scottish team.”

Hughes has made a swift recovery from knee ligament damage, and is fit to start after a conditioning crash-course in England camp over the past few weeks.

His return is timely given the shoulder injury to Simmonds, who started England’s first two games at the back of the scrum.

More to follow.

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

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Source: BBC

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