Mar 16, 2017
Four Saracens feature in England Women U20s team
Four Saracens have been included in England Women’s U20 squad for the second of two matches against France at Stade Guy Boniface, Mont-de-Marsan on Friday night (KO 7pm).
Fly half Zoe Harrison continues as vice-captain and starts alongside Sarries team mates El Perry at prop and Emma Uren on the wing. Rowan White is named on the bench and will be looking to make her U20 debut.
Head coach Jo Yapp said: “We dominated possession and territory in the first match at Esher RFC but we just weren’t clinical enough and France punished us by taking their chances well.
“The players were disappointed but this level of rugby is a steep learning curve and the way they have applied themselves in our recent training camp has been a credit to them.
“We have been forced to make a few changes but I’m confident the side we have picked can go out there and improve on their performance last time.
“We know how strong France will be at home so it’s another huge challenge for our players but we are looking forward to seeing how they respond from the recent defeat.”
Friday’s match is England Women U20’s third of the season following a 38-15 win over Army Women at Aldershot Army Rugby Stadium on 16 February and the first match against France.
England Women U20
15 Catriona McNaney (Bristol, University of Exeter)
14 Emma Uren (Saracens, St Mary’s University, Twickenham)
13 Lagilagi Tuima (Plymouth Albion)
12 Lucy Attwood (Bristol, University of Bristol)
11 Jessica Breach (Aylesford Bulls, Chichester University)
10 Zoe Harrison (Saracens, Middlesex University)
9 Chantelle Miell (Bristol, University of Bath)
1 Ellena Perry (Saracens, Coventry University)
2 Hannah West (Wasps, Brunel University)
3 Ellie Mulhearn (Bristol, Filton College)
4 Molly Morrissey (Lichfield, Hartpury College)
5 Anna Wolf (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, Northumbria University)
6 Sally Stott (Vale of Lune, Edinburgh University)
7 Poppy Leitch (Bristol, University of Exeter) ©
8 Zoe Aldcroft (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, Northumbria University)
16 Ellie Gilbert (Exeter Saracens, Hartpury College)
17 Michaella Roberts (Plymouth Albion)
18 Jeanine Stephenson (Bristol, University of Exeter)
19 Holly Cunningham (Cleve RFC, Hartpury College)
20 Rosanna Moynihan (Welwyn, Hartpury College)
21 Brooke Bradley (Bristol)
22 Rowan White (Saracens)
23 Sophie Tandy (Aylesford Bulls)
England Women U20 fixtures:
- England 38 – 15 Army Women
Thursday 16 February, Aldershot Army Rugby Stadium
- England 7 - 17 France
Saturday 25 February, Esher RFC
- France v England: Friday 17 March, KO 7pm, Stade Guy Boniface, Mont-de-Marsan