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Chris Harris retains place in Scotland matchday 23

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6 February 2020

Duncan Wood

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Chris Harris (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Scotland have announced their side to play England in Saturday’s Calcutta Cup match against England at Murrayfield. Gloucester Rugby centre Chris Harris is named amongst the replacements once again.

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Number 8 Magnus Bradbury is the only change to the starting line-up as the 24-year-old Edinburgh back-row has recovered from the thigh strain that kept him from starting last weekend’s loss to Ireland, with clubmate and debutant that day, Nick Haining, moving to the bench.

The remaining change to the match 23 occurs on the bench, where Edinburgh tighthead Simon Berghan returns to the position in which he was selected last weekend, only to be ruled out through illness on the day of the game.

Head Coach Gregor Townsend said:

“England are an excellent team whose run to the Rugby World Cup final was no fluke.

“They will be smarting from their opener in Paris and Eddie will have them primed to come to Edinburgh and put in an improved performance.

“This famous fixture is one that stands out given the history surrounding it and we will have to be at our very best to stand a chance of winning against our oldest rivals.”

Scotland:

  1. Stuart Hogg captain (Exeter Chiefs) – 73 caps; 14. Sean Maitland (Saracens) – 45 caps 13. Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 24 caps 12. Sam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors) – 10 caps 11. Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh) – 18 caps; 10. Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors) – 17 caps 9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 29 caps; 1. Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh) – 4 caps 2. Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) – 47 caps 3. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 26 caps; 4. Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) – 9 caps 5. Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 56 caps; 6. Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh) – 15 caps 7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh) – 29 caps 8. Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh) – 11 caps

Substitutes:

16. Stuart McInally (Edinburgh) – 34 caps 17. Allan Dell (London Irish) – 29 caps 18. Simon Berghan (Edinburgh) – 24 caps 19. Ben Toolis (Edinburgh) – 23 caps 20. Nick Haining (Edinburgh) – 1 cap 21. George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 11 caps 22. Rory Hutchinson (Northampton Saints) – 4 caps 23. Chris Harris (Gloucester) – 15 caps

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