Red Roses name 2023 Women’s Six Nations squad

Red Roses name 2023 Women’s Six Nations squad

Head coach Simon Middleton has named a 42-player England Women training squad for the 2023 Women’s Six Nations.

The squad is made up of 23 forwards and 19 backs. 
There are returns for Gloucester-Hartpury scrum half Natasha Hunt and club team-mate Sarah Beckett as well as Bristol Bears captain Amber Reed and Harlequins front row Bryony Cleall. 

Nine uncapped players, including Saracens duo May Campbell and Kelsey Clifford are selected, alongside Sale Sharks’ Elizabeth Duffy and Exeter Chiefs’ Nancy McGillivray who have both featured for England U20s. 

High-flying Gloucester-Hartpury’s uncapped Ellie Rugman also returns having been involved in previous training camps while Exeter Chiefs forward Poppy Leitch is also selected having last represented England in the 2019 Six Nations.
Lock Abbie Ward (pregnancy) and regular vice-captain Emily Scarratt (injury) will be with the group for set days throughout the tournament to support with the coaching delivery. 

Sarah Hunter and Marlie Packer will co-captain the squad for the tournament.

The group will meet at St. George’s Park on Monday (6 March) for the first of two preparation camps at the East Midlands venue. 

England open their TikTok Six Nations campaign against Scotland in Newcastle (Saturday 25 March, KO 4.45pm at Kingston Park), before hosting Italy (Sunday 2 April, KO 3pm at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton).

They then travel to Cardiff to take on Wales at Cardiff Arms Park (Saturday 15 April, KO 2.15pm) before visiting Ireland (Saturday 22 April, KO 2.15pm, Musgrave Park, Cork).

All teams are again in action on ‘Super Saturday’ where England's final game of the tournament sees them host France in the team’s first standalone fixture at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 29 April, KO 1pm.

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