Women's Six Nations: England coach makes eight changes for Scotland Test

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England are the defending Women's Six Nations champions

England head coach Simon Middleton has made five changes to his starting XV for Friday's Women's Six Nations match against Scotland (19:05 GMT).

Middleton has also made three positional changes to the side that defeated Wales 52-0 on 10 February to make it two wins from two so far.

Lagi Tuima will partner Lauren Cattell as the defending champions field a new-look centre line-up.

Prop Vickii Cornborough starts her the first match in this year's competition.

Flankers Rowena Burnfield and Izzy Noel-Smith do likewise, while fly-half Katy Daley-Mclean takes over as captain.

Ellie Kildunne returns to full-back, with Danielle Waterman - who will earn her 80th cap - and Charlotte Pearce on the wings.

England: Kildunne; Waterman, Tuima, Cattell, Pearce; Daley-Mclean, Riley; Cornborough, Cokayne, Bern; Scott, Taylor; Burnfield, Noel-Smith, Cleall.

Replacements: Davies, Clark, Lucas, O'Donnell, Packer, Mattinson, Reed, Smith.

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