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Wood starts Calcutta Cup clash; Hartley, Lawes on bench

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The flanker, man of the match in England's last game against New Zealand, wears the number 6 shirt against the Scots. Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes are both included in the match squad, but with England coach Stuart Lancaster retaining the majority of the team which beat the All Blacks in December both Saints have to content themselves with places on the replacements bench.

"We are happy to stick with the team that did so well against New Zealand, especially in light of the fact that they have all been in good form for their clubs since then," Lancaster commented. "There were some very tight calls, with some experienced players coming back into contention, and I am sure the bench will have a significant impact on the game.

"We can't wait to get back to Twickenham and hopefully experience the same atmosphere as the autumn when the crowd was superb. It means a lot to the players to have such support in the ground and watching on television."

Saturday's game kicks off at 4pm with all the action live on BBC1.


Six Nations


Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Kick off 4:00pm

15 Alex Goode (Saracens)

14 Chris Ashton (Saracens)

13 Brad Barritt (Saracens)

12 Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester)

11 Mike Brown (Harlequins)

10 Owen Farrell (Saracens)

9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

1 Joe Marler (Harlequins)

2 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)

4 Joe Launchbury (London Wasps)

5 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)

6 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)(capt)

8 Ben Morgan (Gloucester)


16 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)

17 David Wilson (Bath)

18 Mako Vunipola (Saracens)

19 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)

20 James Haskell (London Wasps)

21 Danny Care (Harlequins)

22 Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers)

23 David Strettle (Saracens)

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