Six Saracens Named for Grand Slam Decider
Simon Middleton has named six Saracens in his matchday 23, for Saturday's Grand Slam decider against France.
With over 50,000 tickets sold, it's set to be a huge occasion at Twickenham.
Having left the field last weekend against Ireland, Marlie Packer is fit to captain the side from openside flanker, whilst Hannah Botterman has also been passed fit to start at loosehead prop.
They are joined in the starting XV by fly half Holly Aitchison.
Amongst the replacements, Mackenzie Carson is joined by Jess Breach and the returning Poppy Cleall, who could make her first appearance since the opening round of the championship.
The match will break the attendance record for a women's rugby fixture, with a Grand Slam on the line for both sides.
Speaking ahead of the match, Middleton praised the efforts that had gone in behind the scenes, as he prepares to take charge of the Red Roses for the final time.
“Playing in front of a record crowd is a huge marker of where the game is at. It’s huge testament to the hard work of many people at the RFU and it bodes extremely well building up to the 2025 World Cup.”
"We’re really excited and looking forward to Saturday’s match against France in what will be another landmark moment in the women’s game. We’ve had some entertaining and tight battles with France over a long period of time and this one will be no different. Both teams have had strong Six Nations campaigns off the back of presenting different game plans from what we have seen before."