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Parling returns to England matchday squad

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Leicester Tigers second row Geoff Parling returns to the England squad alongside club colleagues Dan Cole and Ben and Tom Youngs for the Calcutta Cup match against Scotland on Saturday.Parling is named among the replacements after his full recovery from a knee injury, where he is accompanied by hooker Youngs.   Ben Youngs and Dan Cole are included in the starting line-up.   England recall Mike Brown and Courtney Lawes return to the England XV, in place of Alex Goode and George Kruis in two changes to the XV who started against Ireland. Tom Wood replaces the injured Tom Croft in the matchday 23 and prop Kieran Brookes has recovered from injury and is among the replacements.   Head coach Stuart Lancaster said: “There’s always a lot of competition for places and having experienced players like Courtney, Tom Wood and Geoff available after playing well for their clubs in the last few weeks adds to our options.   “Coming back to Twickenham will be huge for us and we are determined to put in a performance against a strong and motivated Scotland team.”   England 15 Mike Brown  (Harlequins, 35 caps) 14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 7 caps) 13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 9 caps) 12 Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints, 10 caps) 11 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 6 caps) 10 George Ford (Bath Rugby, 9 caps) 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 45 caps) 1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 29 caps) 2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints, 64 caps) 3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 48 caps) 4 Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby, 19 caps) 5 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 36 caps) 6 James Haskell (Wasps, 56 caps) 7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, 35 caps)(c) 8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 15 caps) Replacements 16 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 20 caps) 17 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 18 caps) 18 Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons, 8 caps) 19 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers, 21 caps) 20 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 34 caps) 21 Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 19 caps) 22 Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks, 10 caps) 23 Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby, 19 caps)