Worcester Valkyries prop Laura Keates will sit out England Women’s Six Nations clash with Scotland at The Stoop on Sunday March 11 (1pm).
Keates and Bristol wing Amy Wilson are both rested for the game with Laura Danielle Waterman and Lydia Thompson, who both missed the third-round match against Italy, returning to the starting line-up.
England Head coach Simon Middleton said: “We hold a huge amount of respect for Scotland. They secured a brilliant win from 14-0 down against Wales last time, having taken Ireland to the final play of the game in the opening round.
“Against Italy, our set piece and first phase execution were outstanding but we didn’t back that up with good decision making in phase play. That lack of continuity has been recognised among the squad and we know exactly what we want to do to improve come Saturday.
“We are looking forward to what we expect will be a challenging contest and hope to have strong support from a good crowd for our last home game of the championship.”
Heading into the penultimate round of the 2017 Women’s Six Nations, the Red Roses sit top of the table ahead of Ireland on points difference, having secured wins against France (26-13), Wales (0-63) and Italy (29-15).
England Women v Scotland
15 Danielle Waterman (Bristol, 66 caps)
14 Lydia Thompson (Worcester Valkyries, 29 caps)
13 Emily Scarratt (Lichfield, 64 caps)
12 Amber Reed (Bristol, 35 caps)
11 Kay Wilson (Richmond, 40 caps)
10 Emily Scott (Saracens, 19 caps)
9 La Toya Mason (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 62 caps)
1 Rochelle Clark (Worcester Valkyries, 120 caps)
2 Amy Cokayne (Lichfield, 23 caps)
3 Justine Lucas (Lichfield, 17 caps)
4 Harriet Millar-Mills (Lichfield, 41 caps)
5 Tamara Taylor (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 101 caps)
6 Alex Matthews (Richmond, 27 caps)
7 Marlie Packer (Bristol, 43 caps)
8 Sarah Hunter (Bristol, 88 caps) (c)
16 Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens, 57 caps)
17 Vickii Cornborough (Aylesford Bulls, 21 caps)
18 Sarah Bern (Bristol, 7 caps)
19 Poppy Cleall (Bristol, 10 caps)
20 Izzy Noel-Smith (Bristol, 27 caps)
21 Bianca Blackburn (Worcester Valkyries, 16 caps)
22 Rachael Burford (Aylesford Bulls, 63 caps)
23 Sarah McKenna (Saracens, 11 caps)