Source: The RFU Collection via Getty Images

France v England – Simon Middleton reveals his Hand

Here’s the Red Roses squad for the first autumn international of 2019 versus France on 9 November. Backs Breach Daley-Mclean Dow Harrison Hunt McKenna Riley Scarratt Scott E Thompson Forwards Aldcroft Beckett Bern Botterman Brown Cleall P Davies Fleetwood Harper D* Hunter Kerr Packer Perry Scott A *non-playing reserve This is a group of 24,

Continue Reading →


Source: Walter Degirolmo

Autumn International – Spain v Wales

On 3 November Wales began a hectic programme of five autumn matches on consecutive weekends with a game against Spain in Madrid. Spain made another statement of intent as they beat an experimental Welsh XV 29-5. The visitors gave first starts to six players, forwards Gwenllian Jenkins, Georgia Evans and Abbie Fleming, and backs Angharad

Continue Reading →

The Three Autumn Internationals – New Trends

The three Quilter autumn internationals announced by the RFU show another new trend. the two continental members of the Six Nations are the chosen opposition, Italy to be played once, France twice, away then home. One traditional autumn option, the Super Series involving Canada and the USA, was overtaken by its retiming and restructuring –

Continue Reading →


Source: INPHO

England women to play three tests this autumn

England Women will play three tests this autumn, including two Quilter Internationals on home soil. The Red Roses face France at the Stade Marcel Michelin in Clermont-Ferrand on Saturday 9 November, KO 2.10pm local time [1.10pm UK time], live on Sky Sports Mix, Action and Main Event. In the first of England’s two Quilter Internationals,

Continue Reading →


Source: ©INPHO/Craig Watson

France v NZ and England v USA match day squads

England v USA – Allianz Park – 9 November 7.45pm England Women match-day 23 15. Sarah McKenna (Saracens, 14 caps) 14. Lydia Thompson (Worcester Valkyries, 38 caps) 13. Carys Williams (Loughborough Lightning, uncapped) 12. Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury, uncapped) 11. Kelly Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury, 2 caps) 10. Katy Daley-Mclean (Loughborough Lightning, 99 caps) 9. Leanne Riley (Harlequins,

Continue Reading →