White begins at scrum-half for Scotland in Calcutta Cup
Ben White was a notable inclusion in Scotland’s beginning aspect to face England within the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham on Saturday after coach Gregor Townsend left common scrum-half Ali Value out of his matchday 23.
White, a yr on from his try-scoring debut within the Calcutta Cup conflict at Murrayfield, will accomplice fly-half Finn Russell as Scotland look to launch their 2023 Six Nations with a 3rd win in a row over arch-rivals England.
Value was launched by Scotland coach Gregor Townsend to play for Glasgow final weekend, having beforehand managed solely 4 begins and 6 bench appearances thus far this season, with simply 70 minutes of rugby this calendar yr.
Glasgow’s Kyle Steyn has seen off competitors from Blair Kinghorn and Sean Maitland to interchange the injured Darcy Graham on the wing.
In midfield, Chris Harris is on the bench with former Scotland fly-half Townsend recalling Huw Jones alongside Sione Tuipulotu within the centres.
Jones has an impressive document towards England, with 4 tries in as many matches in rugby union’s oldest worldwide fixture.
Up entrance, prop Zander Fagerson has been dominated out of the 23, having been sidelined for the reason that begin of December with a hamstring damage.
WP Nel, who received his fiftieth cap in November, has been chosen at tighthead prop.
Stuart Hogg; Kyle Steyn, Huw Jones, Sione Tuipulotu, Duhan van der Merwe; Finn Russell, Ben White; Matt Fagerson, Luke Crosbie, Jamie Ritchie (capt); Grant Gilchrist, Richie Grey; WP Nel, George Turner, Pierre Schoeman
Replacements: Fraser Brown, Jamie Bhatti, Simon Berghan, Jonny Grey, Jack Dempsey, George Horne, Blair Kinghorn, Chris Harris
Coach: Gregor Townsend (SCO)