Middleton names 28-player squad for France

  • 28-player squad announced
  • Red Roses play France on Saturday
  • England Rugby podcast - Episode Six

England Women head coach Simon Middleton has named a 28-player squad to begin preparations for their next Six Nations match against France in Grenoble (Saturday 10 March 20:00 GMT KO).

The Red Roses are unbeaten so far in the competition, having registered wins over Italy, Wales and Scotland.


Abigal Dow (Wasps FC Ladies), Amber Reed (Bristol Ladies), Caity Mattinson (Bristol Ladies), Charlotte Pearce (Loughborough Lightning), Danielle Waterman (Wasps FC Ladies), Ellie Kildunne (Gloucester-Hartpury Womens RFC), Helena Rowland (Saracens Women), Katy Daley –Mclean (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), Lagi Tuima (Bristol Ladies), Lauren Cattell (Saracens Women), Leanne Riley (Harlequins Ladies), Rachael Burford (Harlequins Ladies).


Abbie Scott (Harlequins Ladies), Amy Cokayne (Wasps FC Ladies), Catherine O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning), Heather Kerr (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), Izzy Noel- Smith (Bristol Ladies), Justine Lucas (Wasps FC Ladies), Lark Davies (Worcester Valkyries), Marlie Packer (Saracens Women), Poppy Cleall (Saracens Women), Rochelle Clark (Wasps FC Ladies), Rowena Burnfield (Richmond FC), Sarah Bern (Gloucester-Hartpury Womens RFC), Sarah Hunter (Loughborough Lightning), Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins Ladies), Tamara Taylor (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins Ladies).

England's championship so far

Italy 7 – 42  England

England 52 – 0  Wales

Scotland 8 - 43 England

France v England

Saturday 10 March, KO 20:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix

Stade des Alpes, Grenoble

England v Ireland

Friday 16 March, KO 17:30, live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix

Ricoh Arena, Coventry