Saracens - Cleall and Packer named for Red Roses France Test

Mar 08, 2018

Cleall and Packer named for Red Roses France Test


Saracens Women Poppy Cleall and Marlie Packer have been named in Simon Middleton’s Red Roses starting 15 against France on Saturday 10th March (K.O. 20:00 GMT, live Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Mix). 

The Sarries back row duo have been in impressive international form and both have crossed the white wash during this year’s campaign - Packer notching up a score in England’s 52-0 win vs Wales and Cleall with three tries to her name along with two Player of the Match awards.

Simon Middleton said “France are a dangerous side, they are physical and well organised in both attack and defence.
 
“The squad have worked hard this week, prepared really well and we are ready and excited to take on France, in what we know will be a really tough Test game at the Stade des Alps on Saturday night.”
 
The Red Roses last faced France in the semi-final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup, securing a 20-3 win at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.
 
England Women match-day 23 v France, Six Nations 2018

15. Ellie Kildunne (Gloucester-Hartpury, 6 caps)
14. Abigail Dow (Wasps FC Ladies, 4 caps)
13. Rachael Burford (Harlequins Ladies, 77 caps)
12. Amber Reed (Bristol Ladies,  47 caps)
11. Danielle Waterman (Wasps FC Ladies, 80 caps)
10. Katy Daley-Mclean (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 97 caps)
9. Leanne Riley (Harlequins Ladies, 19 caps)

1. Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins Ladies, 37 caps)
2. Amy Cokayne (Wasps FC Ladies, 39 caps)
3. Sarah Bern (Gloucester Hartpury, 18 caps)
4. Abbie Scott (Harlequins Ladies, 27 caps)
5. Tamara Taylor (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 114 caps)
6. Poppy Cleall (Saracens Women, 20 caps)
7. Marlie Packer (Saracens Women, 57 caps)
8. Sarah Hunter (Loughborough Lightning, 103 caps)

16. Lark Davies (Worcester Valkyries, 9 caps) 
17. Rochelle Clark (Wasps FC Ladies, 135 caps) 
18. Justine Lucas (Wasps FC Ladies, 31 caps)
19. Rowena Burnfield (Richmond F.C, 45 caps)
20. Izzy Noel-Smith (Bristol Ladies, 41 caps)
21. Caity Mattinson (Bristol Ladies, 6 caps)
22. Lagi Tuima (Bristol Ladies, 4 caps)
23. Charlotte Pearce (Loughborough Lightning, 3 caps)


England Women Six Nations 2018 playing schedule and results:
Italy 7 – 42  England
Tries: Bern, Cleall, Hunter (3), Kildunne, Dow
Cons: Daley- Mclean (2)
Pens: Daley-Mclean

England 52 – 0  Wales
Tries: Cleall (2), Dow, Riley, Kildunne (2), Burford, Packer
Cons: Daley-Mclean (5)

Scotland 8 - 43 England
Tries: Waterman (2), Bern, Pearce (2), Kildunne, Tuima
Cons: Daley-Mclean (4)

France v England
Saturday 10 March, KO 20:00 GMT, Live Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Mix
Stade des Alpes, Grenoble

England v Ireland
Friday 16 March, KO 17:30, Live Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix
Ricoh Arena, Coventry

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