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Saturday 19 January 2019

Kellock returns to face England

SCOTLAND captain Alastair Kellock is set to return to the team on Saturday seeking to skipper the side to victory in their must-win World Cup Pool B battle with England.

Kellock was omitted from the team to play Argentina in Wellington last Sunday and watched from the stands as the Pumas claimed a 13-12 win in agonising fashion.

The loss meant Scotland missed a first opportunity to qualify for the quarter-finals and left them needing to win by eight points or more at Eden Park -- thus denying England a losing bonus point -- to advance to the last eight.

The 30-year-old Glasgow Warriors second row has moved on from the disappointment of being dropped and the Pumas defeat and knows there is no margin for error against England.

He said: "Any player would want to play in this game.

"I feel bad for the guys who have missed out, because I was in that position last week.

"But it's about us focusing on trying to get the right result."

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