England Women's head coach Gary Street has named skipper Catherine Spencer on the bench for his side's RBS 6 Nations clash with Scotland on Saturday.
Darlington Mowden Park Sharks' Katy McLean will take on the armband in Spencer’s absence as the Red Rose brigade look to maintain their unbeaten start in Edinburgh.
Worcester's Karen Jones, Richmond's Emma Layland and Bristol's Kim Oliver also return to the England squad for the first time this season after some impressive performances for England A.
And Street, whose side are on track to secure a fifth successive Six Nations crown, said: "This is a really strong side - it's the nucleus of the team that played against New Zealand.
"I'm also pleased to welcome back some players with experience. Karen Jones had one of the stand-out performances against Spain for England A as did Kim Oliver.
“Kim started the last world cup final and Karen and Emma were both non playing reserves so there's a host of experience there. Amber Penrith also had a great game against Italy so we are bringing in some good players."
15 Fiona Pocock Richmond
14 Katherine Merchant Worcester
13 Emily Scarratt Lichfield
12 Kimberley Oliver Bristol
11 Amber Penrith Worcester
10 Katy McLean (C) Darlington Mowden Park Sharks
9 Amy Turner Richmond
1 Claire Purdy Wasps
2 Emma Layland Richmond
3 Sophie Hemming Bristol
4 Rebecca Essex Richmond
5 Joanna McGilchrist Wasps
6 Karen Jones Worcester
7 Jane Leonard Lichfield / Army
8 Tamara Taylor Darlington Mowden Park Sharks
16 Amy Garnett Saracens
17 Rochelle Clark Team Northumbria
18 Margaret Alphonsi Saracens
19 Catherine Spencer Bristol
20 LaToya Mason Wasps
21 RachaelBurford Richmond
22 Francesca Matthews Richmond