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Ford's last-gasp try denies Scotland comeback win in Calcutta Cup classic

Ford's last-gasp try denies Scotland comeback win in Calcutta Cup classic

England - 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Johnny May, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Mark Wilson, 5 George Kruis, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Ben Moon.

There are four changes to the starting XV that lined up against Italy last week.

The big talking point, however, was the absence of giant 21-year-old Cokanasiga who, winning his fourth cap, wowed the crowd at Twickenham last week with his athletic running and eye-catching one-hand carrying. He also said the one-handed carrying that exposed his Fijian heritage was more pleasing to journalists than coaches.

"He's a good young player and we're looking after him", Jones told a media conference.

England coach Eddie Jones says he will protect Joe Cokanasiga from media hyperbole after leaving the wing out of the squad to face Scotland. "I remember he did it a little bit with Maro and he turned out all right", he said.

Starting number nine Ben Youngs will become England's most capped scrum-half on Saturday, overtaking Danny Care with his 85th outing.

"We might have short memories sometimes, but sometimes you have longer memories", Jones recalled, without elaborating of what exactly annoyed him.

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If unbeaten Wales beats Ireland at Cardiff in the second of the three staggered games Saturday, the Welsh will claim the Grand Slam and England will be assured of second place whatever happens at Twickenham a few hours later.

Jones said there was nothing planned in terms of watching the earlier game.

The hosts thought they had scored again, in the 19th minute, but TV replays showed Ben Youngs had knocked on. If Ireland win, so be it. "But England's defence was so strong that if we tried to play in our half it could have meant that we were further behind on the scoreboard, so we had to talk through that process".

There was still time for England to belatedly rally and cross through George Ford to earn a draw, although Scotland retained the Calcutta Cup.

GREGOR TOWNSEND has identified three players in particular who have demonstrated that they truly are worldwide animals after stepping up to the plate during yesterday's Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham, helping Scotland mount a sensational fightback from 31-0 down to take a seven-point lead with four minutes to go.

"All we've got to do is learn and improve".

"My clear goal is to be in this side for the World Cup in 2019 and we have unbelievable potential here".


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