Saracens - Sarries trio named for Red Roses final 6N test

Mar 14, 2018

Sarries trio named for Red Roses final 6N test

Poppy Cleall, Marlie Packer and Zoe Harrison have been named in Simon Middleton’s Red Roses squad against Ireland on Friday 16th March at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (K.O. 17:30 GMT, live Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix). 

Simon Middleton makes six changes, two positional, to the starting 15 side that were defeated by France 17-18 in Stade des Alpes on Saturday night.

Marlie Packer retains her open side flanker spot whilst Poppy Cleall moves from the back row into lock. Sarries fly half Zoe Harrison comes into the squad amongst the replacements after featuring in Six Nations games against Italy and Scotland.
Simon Middleton said “We fully expect the game against Ireland to be a tough, yet exciting encounter, they are a dangerous side, who will be looking to bounce back after their defeat by Scotland last week. We are really looking forward to playing them at the Ricoh on Friday night in front of a bumper crowd.
“We have made changes across the starting 15, with new combinations in the forwards and the backs. We have depth in the EPS squad and are confident that the players coming in will relish the opportunity to showcase their talents in the Six Nations, one of the flagship competitions in the women’s game.”
Middleton added “We are determined to come away with the win on Friday night.”
The Red Roses last faced Ireland in the 2017 Six Nations at Donnybrook Stadium where they secured a 7-34 win.
England Women match-day 23 v Ireland, Six Nations 2018
15. Ellie Kildunne (Gloucester-Hartpury, 7 caps)
14. Kelly Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury, 1 cap)
13. Lagi Tuima (Bristol Ladies, 4 caps)
12. Rachael Burford (Harlequins Ladies, 78 caps)
11. Danielle Waterman (Wasps FC Ladies, 81 caps)
10. Katy Daley-Mclean (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 98 caps)
9. Caity Mattinson (Bristol Ladies, 6 caps)
1. Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins Ladies, 38 caps)
2. Amy Cokayne (Wasps FC Ladies, 40 caps)
3. Sarah Bern (Gloucester Hartpury, 19 caps)
4. Abbie Scott (Harlequins Ladies, 28 caps)
5. Poppy Cleall (Saracens Women, 21 caps)
6. Rowena Burnfield (Richmond F.C, 46 caps)
7. Marlie Packer (Saracens Women, 58 caps)
8. Sarah Hunter (Loughborough Lightning, 104 caps)
16. Lark Davies (Worcester Valkyries, 9 caps) 
17. Rochelle Clark (Wasps FC Ladies, 136 caps) 
18. Justine Lucas (Wasps FC Ladies, 32 caps)
19. Cath O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning, 3 caps)
20. Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins Ladies, 1 cap)
21. Leanne Riley (Harlequins Ladies, 20 caps)
22. Zoe Harrison (Saracens Women, 4 caps)
23. Amber Reed (Bristol Ladies,  48 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 18 – 17 England
Tries: Dow, Cokayne
Cons: Katy Daley-Mclean (2)
Pens: Katy Daley-Mclean

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

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