Jun 26, 2015
McKenna & Gallagher named in England side
England Women’s Head Coach Simon Middleton has announced his starting line-up for Saturday’s Rugby Super Series opener against the USA at Calgary Rugby Park, kick-off 11pm BST.
Saracens duo of Sarah McKenna (pictured) and Hannnah Gallagher both start with McKenna starting at full-back and Gallagher starting in back row at blindside flanker.
Saracens Women’s scrumhalf Leanne Riley is named on the bench after her recent involvement in England Women’s Sevens Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix campaign.
England Women to face USA
15. Sarah McKenna (Saracens); 14. Kay Wilson (Thurrock), 13. Amber Reed (Bristol), 12. Ceri Large (Worcester), 11. Katie Mason (Bristol); 10. Emily Scott (Thurrock), 9. Bianca Blackburn (Worcester);
1. Vicky Cornborough (Richmond), 2. Amy Cockayne (Lichfield), 3. Laura Keates (Worcester); 4. Rowena Burnfield (Richmond), 5. Abbie Scott (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks); 6. Hannah Gallagher (Saracens); 7. Marlie Packer (Wasps), 8. Sarah Hunter (Lichfield).
16. Rochelle Clark (Worcester), 17. Lark Davis (Worcester), 18. Justine Lucas (Lichfield), 19. Tamara Taylor (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), 20. Alexandra Matthews (Richmond), 21. Leanne Riley (Saracens), 22. Emily Scarratt (Lichfield), 23. Rachel Lund (Worcester)
Rugby Super Series Fixtures
England vs USA, kick-off 11pm BST
Canada vs NZ, kick-off 1.30am BST (28 June)
Calgary Rugby Park
England vs NZ, kick-off 11pm BST
Canada vs USA, kick-off 1.30am BST (2 July)
Red Deer Titans Park
New Zealand vs USA, kick-off 11pm BST
England vs Canada, 1.30am BST (6 July)
Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton
All matches can be watched live here.