Scrum-half duo Natasha ‘Mo’ Hunt and Ella Wyrwas have been awarded Red Roses contracts.
Making her debut against the USA in 2011, Hunt has 67 Test caps, and won the Rugby World Cup in 2014.
Wyrwas’ six England caps have all been earned in a stellar 2023, which has seen the 24-year-old contribute to a Six Nations Grand Slam title and success in the inaugural WXV competition.
“Mo’s mindset to keep improving and push herself has seen her play some of the best rugby of her career over the past year,” said Head of Women’s Performance, Charlie Hayter.
“She suits the way we want to approach the game and her experience is invaluable. During the recent WXV campaign, she enhanced the Red Roses culture and has bought into what we are aiming to achieve on and off the field as we embark on our new journey.”
Hayter added: “Ella has taken the international opportunities during the 2023 Six Nations, and this year’s WXV with both hands. She has brought her club form into the Red Roses environment and continues to grow and develop. We are looking forward to working with Ella as a centrally contracted player and continue to see her exciting talent evolve.”
Hunt and Wyrwas will reunite with their international teammates in January 2024 as John Mitchell leads his first training camp as head coach ahead of the Women’s Six Nations.
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