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Time to pick a Red Roses team for the World Cup

The Daily Telegraph Rugby correspondents have picked their teams for the 2022 World Cup. (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2021/11/23/englands-strongest-xv-experts-pick-red-roses-team-2022-world/) The four experts, Fiona Tomas, Charlie Morgan, Kate Rowan and Jake Goodwill, are agreed on many positions. It’s the disagreements that fascinate. They’ve allowed themselves the privilege of judging matters as if the game were to begin tomorrow. And these

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The Wild West Show – England v USA

Your Starters (For your main course please scroll down the menu) After two fearsome hakas the Red Roses could face the friendly dance and song of the Boks as they came to join them for training sessions at Worcester. It was smiles and goodwill all round. You couldn’t scrape the smile off Zoe Aldcroft’s face.

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Red Roses autumn international dates and venues confirmed

The RFU has confirmed the dates, venues and ticket details for the Red Roses’ autumn international matches. Simon Middleton’s squad take on New Zealand, firstly at Sandy Park, Exeter (Sunday 31 October, kick-off 2.30pm) before a second meeting with the Black Ferns at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton (Sunday 7 November, kick-off 2.45pm). England then return to

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Four big home Matches for the Red Roses

The RFU has announced four matches for the Red Roses this autumn. They offer the sort of opposition everyone would have hoped for, but other elements are frustratingly absent. Canada, New Zealand and the USA are teams of the strength needed to provide a real challenge to English hopes. Two games against the Black Ferns

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RFU announce Red Roses autumn fixtures

England Women will play four home Tests this autumn, including back-to-back matches against New Zealand. The Red Roses, ranked No.1 in the world, will take on the Black Ferns (weekends of 29-31 October and 5-7 November) as well as Canada (weekend of 12-14 November) and USA (weekend of 19-21 November). * The quartet of matches

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The Red Roses have been training!

Did news of England’s month-long training session in Bath take you by surprise the way it did me? If you knew, you have spies in all the right places. We have to thank the University for the revelation, not the TW2 news agency. Sooner or later we will learn who the 26 players were. We

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RPA appointed as Red Roses commercial and welfare representatives

The RPA have announced that they have been appointed as the exclusive commercial and welfare representatives for the Red Roses. A player elected committee will inform decision making on behalf of the Women’s EPS and work alongside the RPA across all commercial and welfare matters. The RPA’s Team England Rugby arm were appointed as the exclusive

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A Squad to conjure with – England Team v Italy – Preview

Simon Middleton has chosen the following players to represent their country against Italy: 15. Ellie Kildunne (Wasps, 12 caps) 14. Jess Breach (Harlequins, 16 caps) 13. Emily Scarratt (Loughborough Lightning, 92 caps) 12. Megan Jones (Wasps, 12 caps) 11. Abby Dow (Wasps, 15 caps) 10. Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning, 4 caps) 9. Leanne Riley (Harlequins,

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Emily Scarratt to captain England against Scotland

Head coach Simon Middleton has named his England Women’s team to play Scotland in their Six Nations opener on Saturday. The Red Roses take on Bryan Easson’s outfit at Castle Park, Doncaster, kick-off 3pm and live on BBC iPlayer. Emily Scarratt captains the side with the game coming too soon for Sarah Hunter who continues

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