Ben Youngs, the most capped England back of all time, has been dropped for Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash in Scotland.

Leicester’s 96-times capped scrum-half is one of five changes to the starting line-up beaten in France to face an opponent team boss Eddie Jones considers a “dangerous beast”.

Binned from the squad are Joe Marler and Charlie Ewels, demoed to the bench are Youngs and Courtney Lawes, injured is Manu Tuilagi.

In their places come, respectively, Mako Vunipola and George Kruis, Willi Heinz, Lewis Ludlam and Jonathan Joseph.

England head coach Eddie Jones

Jones said: “We have sought to address the issues from the France game and have had a really good and sharp preparation for Scotland.

“Scotland are a dangerous side. They like to play with a lot of width and with a lot of flow and tempo in their game. We want to make sure we dominate the gain line.

“Their win record against England at Murrayfield is substantially higher than their overall record against us, so we have to recognise they are a dangerous beast and we have to be at our best to beat them.”

Lewis Ludlam replaces Courtney Lawes at blindside

Jones has opted for a split of six forwards and only two backs on the bench, an unusual tactic likely to have been influenced by new forwards coach Matt Proudfoot, who employed it during his time with world champions South Africa.

That will likely result in debuts for hooker Tom Dunn and back rower Ben Earl.

Scotland, who name their side at lunchtime, have held the Calcutta Cup since beating the auld enemy on England's last trip to Edinburgh in 2018.

England

15 George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 1 cap)

14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 53 caps)

13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 48 caps)

12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 80 caps) C

11 Elliot Daly (Saracens, 40 caps)

10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 66 caps)

9 Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, 10 caps)

1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 58 caps)

2 Jamie George (Saracens, 46 caps)

3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 32 caps)

4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 35 caps)

5 George Kruis (Saracens, 42 caps)

6 Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 7 caps)

7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 16 caps)

8 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 20 caps)

Replacements

16 Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby, uncapped)

17 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 15 caps)

18 Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 1 cap)

19 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 62 caps)

20 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 82 caps)

21 Ben Earl (Saracens, uncapped)

22 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 96 caps)

23 Ollie Devoto (Exeter Chiefs, 2 caps)

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