Eddie Jones defends shock omission of Joe Cokanasiga for Scotland game

Jack Nowell returns from injury

Jack Nowell returns from injury

At London: England 38 (Jack Nowell, Tom Curry, Joe Launchbury, Jonny May, George Ford tries; Owen Farrell 4 con, pen; Ford con) Scotland 38 (Darcy Graham 2, Stuart McInally, Magnus Bradbury, Finn Russell, Sam Johnson tries; Finn Russell 3 con; Greig Laidlaw con).

Jones added: "He's a young player and you need to bring young players through carefully".

'We don't need to rush him. I've got him on the right track.

Cokanasiga is not out of the picture, though, with Jones expecting the 21-year-old to play a crucial role when England travel to Japan later this year. "As soon as you tell them they're not in the team, you get this blank look".

'We've got a good plan in place for him [Cokanasiga]. 'He'll be ready by the World Cup.' That rather suggests Cokanasiga has already gone a long way to convincing the management that he has what it takes to be a star of the present as well as the future. We just feel it's right for him this week to not be involved in the matchday squad. "And he'll feature heavily in our warm-up games for the World Cup".

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There are also two changes in the pack, with Mark Wilson back at blindside flanker instead of Brad Shields and prop Ben Moon returning in place of Ellis Genge.

Eddie Jones' England led 31-7 at halftime - scoring 30 or more points in the first half for the third time in this year's Six Nations tournament.

England began the match knowing the title was out of their hands after Wales completed the Grand Slam by beating Ireland earlier but still ripped into Scotland from the start. "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. 'When they're blown up to be something they're not, it's hard for them, so that's part of it. Joe's a very good kid, but the media can turn anyone's head.' So, how had Cokanasiga taken the news of his demotion? "I am sure he will do the shirt great justice".

Cokanasiga shone in England's 57-14 win over Italy in round four, but was surprisingly omitted from Saturday's Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham in favour of Jack Nowell.

At the other end of the scale, Ben Youngs will win his 85th cap, taking him ahead of Danny Care as England's most-capped scrumhalf. "I don't know", Jones said.

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