sport news Steve Borthwick confirms England squad to face Scotland in Six Nations opener trends now
Owen Farrell will captain England in the Six Nations after head coach Steve Borthwick confirmed his 23-man squad for the start of this month's Championship.
The new coach - who replaced former boss Eddie Jones in December - made a huge decision to leave out 31-year-old Sale centre Manu Tuilagi in favour of Joe Marchant.
Borthwick has made eight changes to the squad from the autumn, with an all-new back row set to line-up against Scotland on Sunday.
Meanwhile, winger Ollie Hassell-Collins will make his debut in the fixture after being named in Borthwick's squad following impressive displays for London Irish.
Ben Curry will earn his second England cap at openside flanker after stepping in for injured brother Tom.
Steve Borthwick has confirmed his 23-man squad that will face Scotland on Sunday
Speaking on his decisions, Borthwick said: 'It is exciting, the competition for places in the back three, Hassell-Collins has been playing well, has power, speed, athleticism, Malins