Six Saracens Women players have been named in the Red Roses squad
Six Saracens Women players have been named in the Red Roses squad for the opening match of the Autumn international series.
Hannah Botterman, Poppy Cleall, Vicky Fleetwood, Marlie Packer, Zoe Harrison and Sarah McKenna are in a 24 player squad that will travel to the south of France to take on the hosts at the Stade Marcel Michelin in Clermont on Saturday 9th November.
England Women Head Coach Simon Middleton said: “We’ve had a couple of strong training camps over the last few weeks at which we’ve moved our game on significantly and now we are looking forward to heading to France.
“Outside of New Zealand, France is one of the toughest places to go and play. It’s a massive challenge but it’s exactly what we want and we can’t wait to get there.
“We play them away again in our opening match at next year’s Six Nations so it’ll be a good marker of where we are.
“We’ll focus on what we’ve been working on and hope to turn some of the things we’ve been working on in training into reality onto the field.”
Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury Women – 13 caps)
Sarah Beckett (Harlequins Women – 10 caps)
Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears Women – 28 caps)
Hannah Botterman (Saracens Women – 14 caps)
Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins Women – 10 caps)
Poppy Cleall (Saracens Women – 33 caps)
Lark Davies (Loughborough Lightning – 21 caps)
Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens Women – 69 caps)
Sarah Hunter (C) (Loughborough Lightning – 116 caps)
Heather Kerr (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks – 19 caps)
Marlie Packer (Saracens Women – 68 caps)
Ellena Perry (Gloucester-Hartpury Women – 7 caps)
Abbie Scott (Harlequins Women – 40 caps)
*Detysha Harper (Loughborough Lightning: non-playing reserve)
Jess Breach (Harlequins Women – 7 caps)
Katy Daley-Mclean (Loughborough Lightning – 107 caps)
Abby Dow (Wasps FC Ladies – 6 caps)
Zoe Harrison (Saracens Women – 17 caps)
Natasha Hunt (Gloucester-Hartpury Women – 47 caps)
Sarah McKenna (Saracens Women – 25 caps)
Leanne Riley (Harlequins Women – 31 caps)
Emily Scarratt (Loughborough Lightning – 82 caps)
Emily Scott (Harlequins Women – 32 caps)
Lydia Thompson (Worcester Warriors Women – 44 caps)
Saturday 9th November - France Women vs England Women
Stade Marcel Michelin, Clermont (KO 13H10 GMT, live on Sky Sports Mix and Arena)