Six Nations: Five Leicester Tigers players in England squad to face Scotland
Five Leicester Tigers players have been named in the England squad for Saturday's Six Nations opener against Scotland at Twickenham.
Prop Dan Cole will win his 36th cap and is the most experienced Test player in the starting line-up. He starts alongside team-mates Geoff Parling and Ben and Tom Youngs.
There is a surprise at No. 10 though, as Toby Flood is only named among the replacements, with England head coach Stuart Lancaster opting to start with Owen Farrell at fly-half.
Former Tigers centre Billy Twelvetrees makes his England debut in the No12 shirt.
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Lancaster said: "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."
England: Goode; Ashton, Barritt, Twelvetrees, Brown; Farrell, B Youngs; Marler, T Youngs, Cole, Launchbury, Parling, Wood, Robshaw (capt), Morgan. Reps: Hartley, Wilson, Vunipola, Lawes, Haskell, Care, Flood, Strettle.