By Jonathan Davies

2015 - the year of rugby in the UK

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has made five changes to his winless team for the Calcutta Cup fixture against England.

Edinburgh's Dougie Fife and Matt Scott make their first starts of this year's Six Nations campaign, replacing Sean Lamont and Alex Dunbar who both miss out through knee injuries.

Fly-half Finn Russell returns to the team after missing the Italy game following his two-week suspension. In the forwards, experienced Saracens second-row Jim Hamilton comes in for Tim Swinson and David Denton replaces Johnnie Beattie at No.8.

Tight-head prop Euan Murray will equal Allan Jacobsen's all-time appearance record for a Scottish prop with his 65th cap. Murray would have reached the landmark much sooner, but he does not play on Sundays for religious reasons.

Scotland Head Coach Vern Cotter said: "This is a very important game.

"It will be played away from home at a very intense level and will allow us to assess further our ability to operate away from home in a hostile environment.

"Our focus, however, has been on ourselves and how we can perform better, by identifying the areas that we can control — like improving our skill-sets and reinforcing our cohesion - to withstand the difficult times and also apply some pressure.”

Backs: Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors), Dougie Fife (Edinburg), Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors); Mark Bennett (Edinburgh), Matt Scott (Edinburgh); Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw (captain, Glasgow Warriors).

Forwards: Alasdair Dickinson (Edinburgh), Ross Ford (Edinburgh), Euan Murray (Glasgow Warriors); Jim Hamilton (Saracens), Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors); Robert Harley (Glasgow Warriors), Blair Cowan (London Irish), David Denton (Edinburgh).

Replacements: Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Ryan Grant (Glasgow Warriors), Geoff Cross (London Irish), Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors), Johnnie Beattie (Castres), Adam Ashe (Glasgow Warriors), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Edinburgh), Greig Tonks (Edinburgh).

You can see the England team here.