Six Nations: England drop Cokanasiga as Jones rings changes for Scotland

Eddie Jones is in confident mood ahead of Saturday's Calcutta Cup clas

"It is a fantastic achievement", added Jones. He'll be ready by the World Cup.

They should go for that gap, sell that outrageous dummy and make that long, floated pass - just like the glorious one from Finn Russell to Huw Jones the last time the two sides met.

Cokanasiga has even been overlooked for the bench after losing his place on the right wing for Saturday's Guinness Six Nations finale at Twickenham to Jack Nowell, who has recovered from a shoulder stinger injury. That's what we're doing with him. I don't need to reveal my selection plans for the future but I do know he'll be ready for the World Cup. I've got him on the right track. We just feel it's right for him this week to not be involved in the matchday squad.

Cokanasiga's destination is the World Cup in Japan this autumn and Jones's explanation, which he expects the 18-stone Bath wing will come to appreciate over the next six months, was that there is a masterplan...

England starting line-up: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Ben Youngs; 1 Ben Moon, 2 Jamie George, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Joe Launchbury, 5 George Kruis, 6 Mark Wilson, 7 Tom Curry, 8 Billy Vunipola. He will be a real handful for Scotland this weekend'.

Scotland won the Calcutta Cup in 2018
Scotland won the Calcutta Cup in 2018

Ben Moon swaps with Ellis Genge in the front row while Mark Wilson comes in for Brad Shields who is named on the bench. "It will be a fascinating finish with three teams that can win it and we are playing against one of our most traditional foes in Scotland", Jones said.

England can still win the title if they beat Scotland in the 1700GMT kickoff but need Ireland to win in Cardiff earlier on Saturday to prevent a Welsh Grand Slam. '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?

Saturday's game will also see Leicester Tigers' Ben Youngs reach a milestone as he is set to become the most-capped scrum-half for England with his 85th Test appearance.

"I'm sure the crowd will hep Wales overcome that tiredness but its going to be a great game".

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