England Women’s head coach Simon Middleton has named his 32-player squad for the 2020 Women’s Six Nations.
Back row Harriet Millar-Mills, who has impressed for Wasps FC Ladies in the 2019/20 season following a 22-month injury lay-off, is selected and could represent her country for the first time since the 2017 Rugby World Cup final.
Richmond FC’s Rowena Burnfield also returns while Harlequins Women’s Vickii Cornborough is back in the squad after missing the Quilter internationals through injury. Both are in line to earn their 50th caps.
Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s Millie Wood is selected, alongside uncapped Loughborough Lightning youngsters Amelia Harper and Morwenna Talling.
Flanker Harper has nine caps for England U20s and 17-year-old Talling made her Tyrrells Premier 15s debut for Lightning against Saracens in October and has been part of England’s Talent Development Group.
Marlie Packer sustained an ankle injury requiring surgery in Saracens Women’s Tyrrells Premier 15s match last time out and will miss the tournament.
Long term absentees Cath O’Donnell and Lagi Tuima are ruled out as they continue their rehabilitation.
The Red Roses begin their campaign against France in Pau this weekend (Sunday 2 February)
Jess Breach (Harlequins Women, 10 caps)
Katy Daly-McLean (Loughborough Lightning, 110 caps)
Abby Dow (Wasps FC Ladies, 9 caps)
Zoe Harrison (Saracens Women, 20 caps)
Natasha Hunt (Gloucester-Hartpury Women, 50 caps)
Claudia Macdonald (Wasps FC Ladies, 8 caps)
Sarah McKenna (Saracens Women, 28 caps)
Amber Reed (Bristol Bears Women, 51 caps)
Leanne Riley (Harlequins Women, 34 caps)
Emily Scarratt (Loughborough Lightning, 85 caps)
Emily Scott (Harlequins Women, 35 caps)
Kelly Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury, 13 caps)
Lydia Thompson (Worcester Warriors Women, 45 caps)
Millie Wood (Gloucester-Hartpury, 8 caps)
Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury Women, 16 caps)
Sarah Beckett (Harlequins Women, 13 caps)
Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears Women, 31 caps)
Hannah Botterman (Saracens Women, 17 caps)
Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins Women, 12 caps)
Rowena Burnfield (Richmond FC, 49 caps)
Bryony Cleall (Saracens Women, 1 cap)
Poppy Cleall (Saracens Women, 36 caps)
Amy Cockayne (Harlequins Women/RAF, 46 caps)
Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins Women, 49 caps)
Lark Davies (Loughborough Lightning, 22 caps)
Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens Women, 72 caps)
Amelia Harper (Loughborough Lightning, 0 caps)
Sarah Hunter (Loughborough Lightning, 119 caps)
Heather Kerr (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 22 caps)
Harriet Millar-Mills (Wasps FC Ladies, 51 caps)
Abbie Scott (Harlequins Women, 42 caps)
Morwenna Talling (Loughborough Lightning, 0 caps)