Eddie Jones has selected uncapped prop Beno Obano in England’s match 23 for Saturday’s Six Nations Test against Scotland at Twickenham.
The game marks the 150-year anniversary of the fixture, after the first-ever international rugby Test was played between the two nations at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh in 1871.
Owen Farrell, who will captain England throughout the championship, is at flyhalf and the team’s most experienced player, Ben Youngs, is set to earn his 105th cap at scrumhalf.
Elliot Daly is at fullback, Anthony Watson on the right wing and Jonny May on the left. Ollie Lawrence (inside) and Henry Slade (outside) will start in the centres.
In the forward pack, Ellis Genge will play loosehead prop and Will Stuart at tighthead prop, with hooker Jamie George in the front row. Locks Maro Itoje and Jonny Hill round off the tight five.
Mark Wilson and Tom Curry return as the starting flanks with Billy Vunipola at No 8.
Obano could make his England debut after being named on the bench and there is a return from injury for Courtney Lawes. Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ben Earl, George Ford, Max Malins, Dan Robson and Harry Williams complete the substitions list.
Jones said: ‘We’re really looking forward to this game and getting the Six Nations back under way. It’s even more special to be taking part in a 150th anniversary game, it will be a good occasion.
‘It was difficult to pick the 23 players. We’ve had a really good week of training, it’s been very competitive but I’ve gone with what I feel is the strongest 23 for this week.
‘The Six Nations is a short tournament, it’s a real sprint, so we’ll need to be on the front foot straight away. We know Scotland will be raring to go – but so will we.’
England – 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Ollie Lawrence, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Mark Wilson, 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Will Stuart, 2 Jamie George, 1 Ellis Genge.
Subs: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Beno Obano, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Courtney Lawes, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Dan Robson, 22 George Ford, 23 Max Marlins.