Cokanasiga out of England squad to face Scotland

Cokanasiga out of England squad to face Scotland

England were home and hosed by half-time, playing with a swagger that reinforced their feeling of superiority over a Scotland side who were depleted, deflated and downright desperate.

Cokanasiga was a standout performer on his full tournament debut as England overpowered Italy, but the Bath wing does not even make the bench on this occasion as Jack Nowell returns. And you want these sorts of lessons before you go to the World Cup. They are always at you, they play with a lot of enthusiasm and effort and have got a lot of attacking strings to their bow.

'We've got a good plan in place for him [Cokanasiga].

The hosts thought they had scored again, in the 19th minute, but TV replays showed Ben Youngs had knocked on. I've got some reasonable experience doing this. 'It's about taking a measured approach at the start of their career, letting them develop their game and exposing them to the right games. I recall looking after guys like Matt Giteau and George Smith in a similar way (when Jones was head coach of Australia) - expose them, bring them back, expose them, bring them back, and when they're ready, you let 'em go.' There was an admission that part of the selection equation centred on the hype and circus that surrounds a new star.

"You've got to keep players' feet on the ground".

"You expose them, bring them back, expose them, bring them back".

"We just played our rugby, we played well, kicked out of our half and scored some great tries". 'I remember he did it a bit with Maro Itoje and he turned out all right, ' said Farrell.

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Exhausted and bewildered, England summoned the strength for one last assault that saw Ford sprint over to level the final score, although as holders the Scots retained the Calcutta Cup.

"I'm sure Joe won't be sad".

In total there are four changes in personnel to the XV that battered Italy 57-14 at Twickenham with Ben Moon restored at loosehead prop ahead of Ellis Genge and Mark Wilson displacing Brad Shields at blindside flanker.

Saturday's game will also see Leicester Tigers' Ben Youngs reach a milestone as he is set to become the most-capped scrum-half for England with his 85th Test appearance.

Tied at 31-31, the final game of the 2019 Six Nations was to be decided by a thrilling final quarter as delirious Scottish fans rubbed their eyes in disbelief at the drama unfolding before them.

"Well that's not for me to decide".

"It is a fantastic achievement, it takes a lot of dedication and hard work and something he and his family will be really proud of". 'They never understand, ' said Jones.

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