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Eddie Jones Releases Four Players From England Camp Ahead Of Calcutta Cup

LONDON, ENGLAND - 10: Eddie Jones, the England head coach walks off the pitch prior to the NatWest Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images)

England head to Edinburgh this weekend as their Six Nations campaign gathers pace. After a facile win over Italy and a controversial triumph against Wales, they aim to continue their recent dominance against Scotland.

The Red Rose are aiming for a third consecutive title, but face a tricky run-in with trips to Murrayfield and Stade de France before the visit of Ireland.

England boast an impressive record against the Scots, having not lost a Calcutta Cup tie since 2008, and they haven’t conceded a try at Murrayfield since 2004. However, should the inconsistent Scots click like they did against Australia in November, then Eddie Jones’ side could be facing a real test.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Eddie Jones, Head coach of England looks on after the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Argentina at Twickenham Stadium on November 11, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

This evening, Jones has trimmed his squad for the clash from 29 down to 25 men, with Gabriel Ibitoye, Harry Mallinder, Nathan Earle and Denny Solomana missing out.

Updated England squad:

Backs:

Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)

Forwards:

Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens)
George Kruis (Saracens), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)

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