Saracens - Six Sarries named in England Women U20 squad

Feb 12, 2018

Six Sarries named in England Women U20 squad


England Women U20 head coach Jo Yapp today named her starting 15 for the England Women U20 team’s first friendly fixture of the 2017/2018 season against the Army at the Army Rugby Stadium, Aldershot on Wednesday 14 February, KO 7:00pm.

Emma Uren captains the side alongside Sarries team mates El Perry, Rosie Galligan, Hannah Botterman and Ella Wyrwas. Helena Rowland who is in the top five highest points scorers in the Tyrrells Premier 15s starts at fly half after impressing at club level with the north London side.

England Women U20 head coach Jo Yapp today said: “We are really excited to see this young team come together on Wednesday for their first fixture of the season. It’s a great development opportunity for the squad to play against the Army, a side who are experienced, physical and well organised. 

“We have a strong player pathway in place, with a number of the current U20 squad progressing through from last season’s U18 Talent Development Group. Combined with the Tyrrells Premier 15s, we have seen accelerated development in players as they get consistent playing time at senior level, against quality opposition. Through Premier 15s we have also been able to identify and invite players in that are currently on form and proving themselves at a high level.” 

Yapp added: "We have seen a number of players transition early from the U20 programme and go onto represent England at senior international level and I have no doubt that players in this squad will go on to do same.” 

England Women U20 match day 24 to play Army
*denotes U20's player making debut

15. Emma Uren © (Saracens Women)
14. Lilian Stoeger-Goddard (Bristol Ladies)*
13. Phoebe Murray (Bristol Ladies)*
12. Lucy Attwood (Bristol Ladies)
11. Brooke Clarke (Worcester Valkyries)
10. Helena Rowland (Saracens Women)*
9. Tazmin Bricknell (Gloucester-Hartpury Women RFC)*

1. Ellena Perry (Saracens Women)
2. Leah Bartlett (Loughborough Lightning)
3. Ellie Mulhearn (Bristol Ladies)
4. Hollie Cunningham (Bristol Ladies)
5. Rosie Galligan (Saracens Women)
6. Tabitha Copson (Gloucester- Hartpury Women)*
7. Charlie Wilcock (Worcester Valkyries)
8. Sarah Beckett (Firwood Waterloo Ladies)*

16. Michaella Roberts (Bristol Ladies)
17. Hannah Botterman (Saracens Women)*
18. Akina Gondwe (Worcester Valkyries)*
19. Connie Powell (Gloucester-Hartpury Women)*
20. Rianna Manson (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)*
21. Cara Brincat (Worcester Valkyries)*
22. Ella Wyrwas (Saracens Women)
23. Emma Hardy (Loughborough Lightning)*
24. Lizzie Adam (Loughborough Lightning)*

England Women U20 games 2017-2018

England Women U20 v Army
Army Rugby Stadium, 14th February  KO 7:00pm
Free for spectators, for more details visit www.armyrugbyunion.org.uk

France Women U20 v England Women U20
Stadium Nord, Villeneuve d’Ascq, Lille
24th February, K.O 14:00 GMT (15:00 Local time)

England Women U20 v France Women U20
Basingstoke RFC, 17th March 2018, KO 7:30pm

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