- George Furbank replaces Freddie Steward to make his first start in the event since 2022
- Steward has been left out of the squad, while Elliot Daly remains in the side
- Ollie Lawrence has been drafted into the centers after recovering from injury.
George Furbank made a surprise start at full-back in the Calcutta Cup clash between England and Scotland.
Furbank has not started a trial since 2022 but replaced Freddie Steward in the number 15 shirt.
England are preparing for the unpredictable attacking threats of Scotland number 10 Finn Russell and Furbank’s attacking skills should suit an unstructured game well.
Steward was left out of Matchday 23 entirely, with Elliot Daly and Tommy Freeman held back on the flanks.
Having lacked powerful ball-carrying options in the early rounds, Ollie Lawrence has been drafted straight into centers after recovering from a hip injury.
George Furbank made a surprise exit at full-back for England’s Calcutta Cup match against Scotland on Saturday.
Furbank are set to start Freddie Steward, who has been completely excluded from Steve Borthwick’s matchday squad.
Ollie Lawrence will return from injury and take over at center alongside Henry Slade.
He will partner Henry Slade in midfield, and Fraser Dingwall will also be left out of Matchday 23.
England have beaten Scotland just once since 2017 and have opted for the experienced running pair of Danny Care and George Ford for the Murrayfield Test.
Prop Ellis Genge is back in the group for his first start of the competition, pushing Joe Marler to the bench, while the rest of the group remains unchanged.
As England hope to add extra muscle to their performance, hard-hitting striker George Martin has been named on the bench after recovering from injury.
England prepare for unpredictable attacking threat from Scotland number 10 Finn Russell
England have opted for an experienced playmaker pairing of Danny Care (left) and George Ford (right)
Ellis Genge is back in the mix for his first start in the competition, pushing Joe Marler to the bench.