CUMNOCK rugby ace, Mark Bennett has been selected to start their Six Nations opener with England at Murrayfield.

The centre has been named in head coach, Vern Cotter's starting line up for tomorrows massive game.

There are just two new faces to the starting line up that took to the field to face Australia in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final; with Matt Scott and John Barclay starting in place of the injured Peter Horne and Blair Cowan.

Scott will partner Bennett in midfield between a talented back-three of Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland and Tommy Seymour; and half-backs Finn Russell and captain Greig Laidlaw.

In the forwards, Barclay joins John Hardie and David Denton in the back-row, with second-row brothers Jonny and Richie Gray set to start their 10th Test match together, each packing down behind the all-Edinburgh Rugby front-row of Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford and Willem Nel.

Scotland Head Coach, Vern Cotter, said: “There’s a huge amount of excitement and determination among the group to start well, and do well, in this Championship, and show that they have learned from past experiences and developed their game.

“England will look to build their game from set-phase dominance, while we expect them to have developed their attacking play into the wider channels, which can create challenges as well as opportunities.

“We’re expecting them to be extremely motivated and physical, and we’re looking forward to that challenge. “Continuity and accuracy will be key for us in this game.”

The massive Calcutta Cup match between Scotland and England will be screened live on the BBC with a 4.50pm kick off.