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BREAKING: Red Roses confirm England Rugby World Cup squad

Sarah Hunter captains the 32-player England Rugby World Cup squad, which comprises 19 forwards and 13 backs.

The squad includes six who were part of the 2014 World Cup winning squad, while 19 members of the group are set to make their maiden World Cup appearances in New Zealand.

  • Red Roses vs Fiji – Saturday 8 October – KO 4:45am
  • Red Roses vs France – Saturday 15 October – KO 8am
  • Red Roses vs South Africa – Sunday 23 October – KO 5:45am

England Rugby World Cup squad

All fixtures are available to watch on ITV.


Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury)

Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears)

Hannah Botterman (Saracens)

Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins)

Poppy Cleall (Saracens)

Amy Cokayne (Harlequins)

Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins)

Lark Davies (Bristol Bears)

Rosie Galligan (Harlequins)

Sarah Hunter (C – Loughborough Lightning)

Sadia Kabeya (Loughborough Lightning)

Laura Keates (University of Worcester Warriors)

Alex Matthews (Gloucester-Hartpury)

Maud Muir (Gloucester-Hartpury)

Cath O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning)

Marlie Packer (Saracens)

Connie Powell (Gloucester-Hartpury)

Morwenna Talling (Loughborough Lightning)

Abbie Ward (Bristol Bears)


Holly Aitchison (Saracens)

Jess Breach (Saracens)

Abby Dow (Wasps)

Zoe Harrison (Saracens)

Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury)

Leanne Infante (Saracens)

Ellie Kildunne (Harlequins)

Claudia MacDonald (Exeter Chiefs)

Sarah McKenna (Saracens)

Lucy Packer (Harlequins)

Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning)

Emily Scarratt (VC – Loughborough Lightning)

Lydia Thompson (University of Worcester Warriors)

England’s Red Roses Jobs Outside Rugby – Firefighter, Occupational Therapist, Personal Trainer

Most England male players are usually set for life once they make the big time, but most members of the England Women’s team have worked multiple jobs and are building for a future once they retire.

A number of the older players had to work part-time to support their careers, and England legend Sarah Hunter hopes they will be the last generation to do so.

Here is a look at the Red Roses jobs outside of rugby.

#1. Shaunagh Brown

It has been an incredible rise to international rugby for the forward, who only properly started playing the game at the age of 25 and two years later she had her first international cap.

Before rugby, she had a career in athletics, where she represented England in the hammer throw at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and a stint in boxing.

A qualified fire-fighter, she is also a former gas engineer and qualified commercial diver.