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Reneeqa Bonner to start England Women U18s against France

Reneeqa Bonner has been named in the England Women U18 squad for the final match of the inaugural Women’s Six Nations festival against France (Wednesday 13 April, KO 5pm).

Photos courtesy of John White Media.

The Bears Centre of Excellence back lines up on the wing at DAM Health Stadium, Edinburgh, as England head into the match on the back of a 17-12 win over Ireland and a 29-7 defeat to France in last Saturday’s opening two 35-minute matches.

Their second match against Les Bleues will be 70 minutes in duration.

There is once again strong representation from across the centre of excellences.

The launch of the Six Nations age grade pathway through the introduction of the U18 Women’s festival is a crucial step in strengthening the foundations for future generations and stars of the women’s game, and a key step towards further development driven competitions such as an U20 competition.

You can watch the game against France live here.


Head Coach, James Cooper said: “We’re really looking forward to our final match against France tomorrow.

“This has been a great learning experience and the squad have pulled together really well.”

Assistant coach Ollie Perry added: “We’ve been able to review and reflect from our opening two fixtures and are pleased to have the opportunity to play France again in what we know will be another competitive fixture.”

England Women U18 matchday squad to face France
 
15. Evie Walker (Exeter Chiefs)
14. Reneeqa Bonner (Bristol Bears)
13. Molly Luthayi (Loughborough Lightning)
12. Leah Brough (Worcester Warriors)
11. Katie Shillaker (Harlequins)
10. Daisy Womack (VC; Exeter Chiefs)
9. Tori Sellors (Worcester Warriors)
1. Hannah Sams (Exeter Chiefs)
2. Niamh Swailes  (C; North East and Cumbria)
3. Kira Leat (Gloucester-Hartpury)
4. Lilly Plowman (Exeter Chiefs)
5. Lucy Thorpe (North East and Cumbria)
6. Anna Richardson (North East and Cumbria)
7. Sophie McQueen (Gloucester-Hartpury)
8. Steph Else (Yorkshire)

Finishers
16. Olivia Constable (Gloucester-Hartpury)
17. Evie Addy (Yorkshire)
18. Grace Clifford (Harlequins)
19. Josie Plant (Exeter Chiefs)
20. Naomi Brennan (Gloucester-Hartpury)
21. Lucy Weaver (Loughborough Lightning)
22. Katie Johnson (Saracens)
23. Cerhys Gould (Gloucester-Hartpury)
24. Freya Greensmith (Yorkshire)
25. Daisy Aspinall (Loughborough Lightning)


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