Cokanasiga out of England squad to face Scotland

Joe Cokanasiga dropped for Calcutta Cup clash

When the coach revealed his line-up for the Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday, which will serve as the Guinness Six Nations finale, Cokanasiga was nowhere to be seen, despite his man-of-the-match heroics against Italy last week.

Taking his place in the No 14 jersey is Jack Nowell, who has recovered from a shoulder stinger injury, with Ben Te'o picked as replacement threequarter cover.

In two other changes Ben Moon comes in for Ellis Genge in the front row while flanker Mark Wilson starts in place of Brad Shields. How can Ireland win the Six Nations against Wales in Cardiff next week?

England have delivered a seismic shock by dropping Joe Cokanasiga.

Jack Nowell grabbed the first try after 56 seconds and further scores by Tom Curry, Joe Launchbury and Jonny May - his sixth of the championship, had them 31-7 up at the break after Stuart McInally scored a charge-down try in a rare bright moment for the visitors.

"Joe's a good, young player and we're looking after him", Jones told reporters at England's training base in Bagshot, southwest of London, on Thursday.

"It is a fantastic achievement", added Jones.

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"He's a young player and we don't need to rush him, we need to bring him through carefully, he's got a long career ahead of him. It will be a fascinating finish too, with the three teams that can win it and we are playing against one of our most traditional foes in Scotland", said Jones. We've got a good plan in place for him. Scotland is a hard side, 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.

"But if we impose our game on Scotland, it'll be pretty tough for them".

"Sometimes you push young guys forward and sometimes you've got to pull them back".

As a result, Cokanasiga has won the fan vote for the Player of the Round, being selected ahead of England teammate Manu Tuilagi, Welsh duo Hadleigh Parkes and Alun Wyn Jones and Ireland pair James Ryan and Garry Ringrose.

Jones said there was nothing planned in terms of watching the earlier game.

"He's a very good kid, but anyone's head can be turned".

The showdown with Scotland could be Jones' final Six Nations match with his future beyond the World Cup uncertain.

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