Props Ellis Genge and Kyle Sinckler, who featured in the latter two games of Bristol Bears’ EPCR Challenge Cup pool stage campaign, both start for England in their Six Nations opener against Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday.

The duo started in Round 3 and 4 as Bristol beat Zebre Parma (34-11) and USAP (33-19) respectively to set up a Round of 16 clash with ASM Clermont Auvergne at Ashton Gate.

There is also a starting place in the England team for flanker Ben Curry, who is set to feature in the EPCR Challenge Cup for Sale Sharks after they dropped out the Heineken Champions Cup.

The inclusion of Genge, Sinckler and Curry adds to the EPCR Challenge Cup talent on show after Scotland named 11 Glasgow Warriors players in their squad along with Racing 92 fly-half Finn Russell.