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Lucy Attwood named in Red Roses squad to face USA

Bristol Bears Women’s Lucy Attwood has been named amongst the replacement for the Red Roses’ Quilter International against USA at Allianz Park on Friday, November 9th (7:45pm). 

Attwood has been in electrifying form at the start of the Tyrrell’s Premier 15s campaign and the young centre now has the chance to win her first Red Roses cap on Friday evening. 

Simon Middleton said: “We know where we are and there’s a lot of excitement among the squad to start a new international season. We have new talent among the group who have developed their rugby through the pathway and Tyrrells Premier 15s and bring a mix of rugby backgrounds to the set up. It’s important to give players opportunities and there is a lot to play for.

“The USA are match ready from their game against the Black Ferns and will be hardened and wiser for last weekend. Like them, we are ready and expect a tough game on Friday.”

England Women squad in full:

15. Sarah McKenna (Saracens, 14 caps), 14. Lydia Thompson (Worcester Valkyries, 38 caps), 13. Carys Williams (Loughborough Lightning, uncapped), 12. Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury, uncapped), 11. Kelly Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury, 2 caps), 10. Katy Daley-Mclean (Loughborough Lightning, 99 caps), 9. Leanne Riley (Harlequins, 21 caps); 1. Ellena Perry (Saracens, uncapped), 2. Lark Davies (Worcester Valkyries, 10 caps), 3. Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins, 2 caps), 4. Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury, 6 caps), 5. Abbie Scott (Harlequins, 29 caps) ©, 6. Joanna Brown (Loughborough Lightning, 1 cap), 7. Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens, 65 caps), 8. Sarah Beckett (Firwood Waterloo, uncapped).
Replacements: 16. Heather Kerr (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 13 caps), 17. Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins, 39 caps), 18. Hannah Botterman (Saracens, 2 caps), 19. Catherine O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning, 4 caps)], 20. Sarah Hunter (Loughborough Lightning, 105 caps), 21. Claudia Macdonald (Wasps FC Ladies, uncapped), 22. Zoe Harrison (Saracens, 5 caps), 23. Lucy Attwood (Bristol Bears, uncapped).
Quilter Internationals fixtures:

  • England Women v USA Women - Friday 9 November - Allianz Park (KO 7.45pm, Sky Sports Arena) 
  • England Women v Canada Women - Sunday 18 November - Castle Park (KO 2pm, Sky Sports Facebook and
  • England Women v Ireland Women - Saturday 24 November - Twickenham Stadium (KO 5.40pm, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix)