England Women head coach Simon Middleton has named the 32-player squad for the 2020 Women’s Six Nations.
Get to know the Red Roses below:
Jess Breach (Harlequins Women, 10 caps)
The 22-year-old winger made her Six Nations debut for England last February after being awarded a full-time contract the month before, and became the top scorer in the tournament with nine tries in five games.
Fun fact: She was a talented hurdler in her youth where she represented England Schools
Katy Daly-McLean (Loughborough Lightning, 110 caps
At the age of 31 the talented fly-halg is now the highest England point scorer of all time with 401 in 90 matches. Katy, who is from Newcastle, also held the England captaincy for over four years and led her nation to a famous IRB World Cup victory at the Jean Bouin stadium, Paris in 2014.
Fun fact: She works professionally as a school teacher
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Abby Dow (Wasps FC Ladies, 9 caps)
She is one of the few players not not to have a full-time contract with the RFU, who signed up 28 players in January. Instead the wing has forced her way in by excelling for Wasps, for whom she ran in seven tries in the first six matches of this season.
Fun fact: She is studying to become a qualified mechanical engineer
Zoe Harrison (Saracens Women, 20 caps)
She has become a regular in the England Red Roses team over the last two seasons having previously represented England in the European U18 7s Championships, England U20s, England A. The fly-half has also played a leading role in Saracens Women two Tyrrells Premier 15s titles, starting in both final wins over Harlequins Ladies.
Fun fact: She is a student at Middlesex University studying Sports Rehabilitation and Exercise a
Natasha Hunt (Gloucester-Hartpury Women, 50 caps)
A PE teacher at Sir Graham Balfour School in Stafford before being rewarded with a full time contract with the RFU, Gloucester-born Hunt is a very talented scrum-half.
Fun fact: The scrum-half is the current England Women’s player representative for the RPA
Claudia Macdonald (Wasps FC Ladies, 8 caps)
The scrum-half has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the rugby ranks since first picking up a ball aged 19 at Durham University. Having moved to Wasps FC Ladies for the 2018-19 season, she was awarded an England EPS agreement in January 2019.
Fun Fact: Fewer than four years ago Claudia MacDonald was a second-string netball player for Durham University