Johnson sticks with winning formula

Wednesday 18 March 2009 12:42

Flyhalf Toby Flood and flanker Joe Worsley have recovered from their injuries allowing England manager Martin Johnson to name an unchanged team to face Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday.

Flood injured a shoulder and went off at halftime in last Sunday's 34-10 victory over France, while Worsley suffered a cut and damaged thumb in the game.

Both came through though to take their places in the starting XV, with Johnson also naming the same replacements.

It is the first time England have named an unchanged 22 since their 2007 World Cup semi-final win over France in Paris.

The Scots triumphed 15-9 at Murrayfield last season, a victory that played a large part in the departure of then-coach Brian Ashton, but they have not won at Twickenham since 1983.

Scotland name their team later on Wednesday.

England team to play Scotland in the Six Nations championship at Twickenham on Saturday (1530):

15-Delon Armitage, 14-Mark Cueto, 13-Mike Tindall, 12-Riki Flutey, 11-Ugo Monye, 10-Toby Flood, 9-Harry Ellis; 8-Nick Easter, 7-Joe Worsley, 6-Tom Croft, 5-Simon Shaw, 4-Steve Borthwick (captain), 3-Phil Vickery, 2-Lee Mears, 1-Andrew Sheridan.

Replacements: 16-Dylan Hartley, 17-Julian White, 18-James Haskell, 19-Nick Kennedy, 20-Danny Care, 21-Andy Goode, 22-Mathew Tait.

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