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Quartet named in England Women squad for France clash

Four members of Bristol Ladies have been included in the England Women squad ahead of the Six Nations clash with France Women on Saturday (8pm KO).

Amber Reed starts in the midfield and is set for her 48th cap in Grenoble.

Meanwhile, Lagi Tuima, Caity Mattinson and Izzy Noel-Smith are listed among the replacements.

Middleton makes seven changes, two positional, to the side that defeated Scotland 43-8 at the Scotstoun in Glasgow.

Simon Middleton said “France are a dangerous side, they are physical and well organised in both attack and defence. “The squad have worked hard this week, prepared really well and we are ready and excited to take on France, in what we know will be a really tough Test game at the Stade des Alps on Saturday night.”

The Red Roses last faced France in the semi-final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup, securing a 20-3 win at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.

England Women Six Nations 2018 fixtures:

France v England - Saturday 10 March, KO 20:00 GMT, Live Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix, Stade des Alpes, Grenoble

England v Ireland - Friday 16 March, KO 17:30 GMT, Live Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix, Ricoh Arena, Coventry - Tickets available here

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