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Red Roses team named for autumn opener

Head coach Simon Middleton has announced his England Women team to play France this weekend. Sarah Hunter will lead the side while World Rugby Player of the Year Emily Scarratt has been named as vice-captain. The Red Roses take on Les Bleues at Stade Marcel Michelin, Clermont (Saturday 9 November, KO 1310 GMT, live on

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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,

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New Contracts Announced

At last the RFU has published its new list of 28 contracted players for the coming season and up to August 2020. They are: Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury Women) Sarah Beckett (Harlequins Women) Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears Women) Hannah Botterman (Saracens Women) Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins Women) Bryony Cleall (Saracens Women)* Poppy Cleall (Saracens Women) Amy Cokayne

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England Women name team to face USA

England Women head coach Simon Middleton has named his side to play hosts USA Women in their first match of the Women’s Rugby Super Series in San Diego (KO 13:00 PDT/21:00 BST live on Sky Sports Action). Centre Amber Reed will win her 50th cap on Friday against the Eagles as she starts at inside

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How does this new-look Red Roses Squad shape up?

The squad chosen by Simon Middleton to play in the Super Series 2019: Forwards Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury) lock Sarah Beckett (Firwood Waterloo) flank/8 Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears) THP Hannah Botterman (Saracens) LHP/THP Poppy Cleall (Saracens) 8/flank/lock Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins) LHP Lark Davies (Worcester Warriors) hooker Chloe Edwards (Harlequins)* THP Sarah Hunter (Captain, Loughborough Lightning) 8

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