REVEALED | The reason Luke Cowan-Dickie is missing this weekend

England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie was unavailable for the Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland tomorrow with Bath forward Tom Dunn set to win his first cap.

But why is the Exeter Chiefs missing again? This is the second time he’s been absent following his withdrawal from England’s training camp just over a week ago.

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It turns out, his ‘personal reasons’ for leaving are happy ones as he expects the birth of his first child with glamorous wife Chloe.

We hope all is well and wait for the announcement from the couple via their social media accounts.

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TEAM NEWS

Eddie Jones has decided to drop scrum-half Ben Youngs as one of five changes made to the starting XV

Saracens pair Mako Vunipola and George Kruis have returned to the front-five, with Lewis Ludlam taking over the No 6 jersey from Courtney Lawes.

The fifth change to the line-up is injury enforced, with Jonathan Joseph replacing Manu Tuilagi in the centres.

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PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS

2009:    Twickenham, England    26 – 12     Scotland    2009 Six Nations Championship        
2010:    Murrayfield, Scotland    15 – 15      England    2010 Six Nations Championship        
2011:    Twickenham, England    22 – 16     Scotland    2011 Six Nations Championship        
2011:    Eden Park, England    16 – 12     Scotland    2011 Rugby World Cup Pool Stage        
2012:    Murrayfield, Scotland    6 – 13     England    2012 Six Nations Championship        
2013:    Twickenham, England    38 – 18     Scotland    2013 Six Nations Championship        
2014:    Murrayfield, Scotland    0 – 20     England    2014 Six Nations Championship        
2015:    Twickenham, England    25 – 13     Scotland    2015 Six Nations Championship        
2016:    Murrayfield, Scotland    9 – 15     England    2016 Six Nations Championship        
2017:    Twickenham, England    61 – 21     Scotland    2017 Six Nations Championship        
2018:    Murrayfield, Scotland    25 – 13     England    2018 Six Nations Championship        
2019:    Twickenham, England    38 – 38    Scorland       2019 Six Nations Championship    

TEAMS

Scotland XV: Hogg (capt); Maitland, Jones, Johnson, Kinghorn; Hastings, Price; Sutherland, Brown, Fagerson, Cummings, Gray, Ritchie, Watson, Bradbury.

Replacements:McInally, Dell, Berghan, Toolis, Haining, Horne, Hutchinson, Harris.

England

15 George Furbank, 14 Jonny May, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Willi Heinz; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Jamie George, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 George Kruis, 6 Lewis Ludlam, 7 Sam Underhill, 8 Tom Curry.

Finishers: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Joe Launchbury, 20 Courtney Lawes, 21 Ben Earl, 22 Ben Youngs, 23 Ollie Devoto. 

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