England have confirmed that powerhouse back-rower Billy Vunipola will be unleashed upon Scotland in Saturday’s Calcutta Cup showdown at Twickenham.
“Billy has done enough to prove he should be involved in the squad. It’s fantastic to have him back,” scrum coach Neal Hatley said.
“He carried well against Newcastle and it was a good performance for a bloke who has been out for as long as he has.
“He brings a good boost to the boys, he’s a likeable character so he brings a good energy to the squad. It’s a confidence boost for us.
“He brings really good control at the base and is one of the top carriers around. He has real power. Defensively he hits hard because of his size and he’s good over the ball.”