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Hesketh to captain England U20s against France

Jenny Hesketh will captain England Women U20s in this weekend’s Test against France (Saturday 26 March, KO 5pm), with five Bears included in the matchday squad.

China Kill
Gabriella Nigrelli
Delaney Burns
Jenny Hesketh
Grace Crompton

Hesketh leads the side from the wing, with China Kill, Delaney Burns and Gabriella Nigrelli named in the pack. England Sevens flyer Grace Crompton is named on the bench for the trip to Evreux, Normandy to face Les Bleues
 
Hesketh said: “We have been building in and out of camps for almost two seasons without being able to play any test matches and Scotland was a great opportunity for us to come together as a squad in this environment and put the work we’ve been doing onto the field. As a group we are very excited for this trip to France and are looking to push our standards even higher.

“I feel very privileged to be named as captain for this fixture. We are a close-knit group and want to really come alive on the pitch this weekend.”

Matchday squad to face Scotland 
 
15. Abi Kershaw (Worcester Warriors) 
14. Holly Thorpe (DMP Durham Sharks) 
13. Georgina Tasker (Loughborough Lightning) 
12. Nancy McGillivray (Exeter Chiefs) 
11. Jenny Hesketh (C; Bristol Bears) 
10. Lizzie Duffy (Sale Sharks) 
9. Flo Robinson (Exeter Chiefs) 

1. China Kill (Bristol Bears) 
2. Alana Bainbridge (DMP Durham Sharks) 
3. Kelsey Clifford (Saracens) 
4. Lilli Ives Campion (Loughborough Lightning)  
5. Delaney Burns (Bristol Bears) 
6. Nikita Prothero (Loughborough Lightning) 
7. Maisy Allen (vice-captain Exeter Chiefs) 
8. Gabriella Nigrelli (Bristol Bears) 
 
Finishers 
16. Rosie Dobson (Harlequins) 
17. Abby Middlebrooke (Exeter Chiefs) 
18. Georgie Grimes (Exeter Chief) 
19. Daisy Hibbert-Jones (Sale Sharks) 
20. Jemima Moss (Worcester Warriors) 
21. Alicia Maude (Gloucester-Hartpury) 
22. Pip Hendy (Gloucester-Hartpury) 
23. Grace Crompton (Bristol Bears)


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