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May cleared for unchanged England

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:13
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England coach Stuart Lancaster has named an unchanged squad to travel to Edinburgh for their Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday.

Jonny May (Gloucester) has been passed fit take his place in the 23, who will return to Pennyhill Park on Wednesday.

The starting XV and replacements will be named on Thursday and Lancaster said they were "disappointed" by the 24-26 loss against France.

"However, I am very proud of many aspects of the performance and we want to give the same 23 the opportunity to build on that against Scotland," Lancaster said.

"All the squad have been excellent in training over the last two days and I know those going back to play for their Premiership clubs will be determined to put a marker down for the subsequent matches."

Players returning to their Premiership clubs include Chris Ashton (Saracens), Freddie Burns (Gloucester), Kyle Eastmond (Bath), George Ford (Bath), Matt Kvesic (Gloucester), Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs), Matt Mullan (London Wasps), Ed Slater (Leicester Tigers), Anthony Watson (Bath) and Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).

England:

Forwards: David Attwood (Bath), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Joe Launchbury (London Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Ben Morgan (Gloucester), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints), Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers).

Backs: Brad Barritt (Saracens), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints), Danny Care (Harlequins), Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Alex Goode (Saracens), Jonny May (Gloucester), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester).

Date: Saturday, February 8
Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Kick-off: 17.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
TMO: Eric Gauzins (France)

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