Mar 09, 2017
Three Saracens Women included in Red Roses Squad
Three Saracens Women have been included in the England Women’s squad to take on Scotland in the fourth round of the Women’s Six Nations at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday 11 March, KO 1pm.
Emily Scott gets her second start of the tournament for the Red Roses at fly half. Vicky Fleetwood is named amongst the replacements after her historic hat trick against Italy in the third round, along with Sarries team-mate Sarah McKenna.
Head coach Simon Middleton said: “We hold a huge amount of respect for Scotland. They secured a brilliant win from 14-0 down against Wales last time, having taken Ireland to the final play of the game in the opening round.
“Against Italy, our set piece and first phase execution were outstanding but we didn’t back that up with good decision making in phase play. That lack of continuity has been recognised among the squad and we know exactly what we want to do to improve come Saturday.
“We are looking forward to what we expect will be a challenging contest and hope to have strong support from a good crowd for our last home game of the championship.”
Heading into the penultimate round of the 2017 Women’s Six Nations, the Red Roses sit top of the table ahead of Ireland on points difference, having secured wins against France (26-13), Wales (0-63) and Italy (29-15).
Coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 3, delayed until Sunday at 8am. Tickets to attend are available online, priced at £5 for children and £10 for adults.
England match-day 23 against Scotland
15 Danielle Waterman (Bristol, 66 caps)
14 Lydia Thompson (Worcester Valkyries, 29 caps)
13 Emily Scarratt (Lichfield, 64 caps)
12 Amber Reed (Bristol, 35 caps)
11 Kay Wilson (Richmond, 40 caps)
10 Emily Scott (Saracens, 19 caps)
9 La Toya Mason (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 62 caps)
1 Rochelle Clark (Worcester Valkyries, 120 caps)
2 Amy Cokayne (Lichfield, 23 caps)
3 Justine Lucas (Lichfield, 17 caps)
4 Harriet Millar-Mills (Lichfield, 41 caps)
5 Tamara Taylor (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 101 caps)
6 Alex Matthews (Richmond, 27 caps)
7 Marlie Packer (Bristol, 43 caps)
8 Sarah Hunter (Bristol, 88 caps) (c)
16 Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens, 57 caps)
17 Vickii Cornborough (Aylesford Bulls, 21 caps)
18 Sarah Bern (Bristol, 7 caps)
19 Poppy Cleall (Bristol, 10 caps)
20 Izzy Noel-Smith (Bristol, 27 caps)
21 Bianca Blackburn (Worcester Valkyries, 16 caps)
22 Rachael Burford (Aylesford Bulls, 63 caps)
23 Sarah McKenna (Saracens, 11 caps)
England Women Six Nations fixtures
England 26 - 13 France
Saturday 4 February, Twickenham Stadium
Wales 0 - 63 England
Saturday 11 February, Cardiff Arms Park
England 29 - 15 Italy
Saturday 25 February, Twickenham Stoop
England v Scotland
Saturday 11 March, KO 1pm, coverage delayed on Sky Sports 3 until Sunday, 8am
Tickets available here
Ireland v England
Friday 17 March, KO 8pm, live on Sky Sports Mix
Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin
N.B. Channel information subject to change.