Lancaster gives same side a second chance
February 5, 2014
Chris Robshaw takes questions at a media conference at Twickenham © Getty Images
England have named an unchanged squad is for Saturday's Six Nations game against Scotland at Murrayfield, with scrum-half Ben Youngs one of 10 players released.
Jonny May was passed fit to play on Monday despite breaking his nose in the defeat to France, while Courtney Lawes has recovered cheekbone bruising. Owen Farrell is again the only specialist fly-half, with Bath's George Ford and Gloucester's Freddie Burns released.
Stuart Lancaster said the same players deserved a second chance after coming back from 13 points behind in Paris. "We were disappointed by the result against France, but very proud of many aspects of the performance," he said. "We want to give the same 23 the opportunity to build on that against Scotland."
Brad Barritt (Saracens), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints), Danny Care (Harlequins), Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Alex Goode (Saracens), Jonny May, (Gloucester Rugby), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby).
Returning to clubs: Chris Ashton (Saracens), Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby), Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby), George Ford (Bath Rugby), Matt Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby), Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs), Matt Mullan (London Wasps), Ed Slater (Leicester Tigers), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).
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