"Retain the Title" - England Squad Named for Pre-Women's Six Nations Training Camp - Ruck

“Retain the Title” – England Squad Named for Pre-Women’s Six Nations Training Camp

Red Roses Head Coach John Mitchell has named a 34-player squad for a three-day training camp, as preparations continue ahead of the 2024 Women’s Six Nations. The group will assemble today at St George’s Park, and utilise the state of the art facilities that also act as the home of the England national football team.

Mitchell has named 18 forwards, 16 backs and an additional five players that are continuing their injury recovery. The rehabilitation list includes numerous high profile Red Roses, as the likes of locks Zoe Aldcroft and Rosie Galligan make their way back to fitness. The injury list extends with centre Tatyana Heard, back-row Alex Matthews and scrum half Ella Wyrwas.

Zoe Aldcroft of England Women during the autumn international match between England Women and New Zealand Women at Sandy Park on 31 Oct 2021. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

An official Guinness Women’s Six Nations squad will be announced at Twickenham Stadium on Monday 11 March, ahead of England’s first match on Sunday 24th. England’s campaign begins with an away trip to Italy, as they get set to take on the Azzurri in the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, the home of United Rugby Championship club Zebre Parma.
Red Roses 34-player training squad – Pre-Six Nations Training Camp
Forwards (18)

Lark Atkin-Davies (Bristol Bears, 54 caps)
Sarah Beckett (Gloucester-Hartpury, 34 caps)
Hannah Botterman (Bristol Bears, 42 caps)
Delaney Burns (Bristol Bears, 3 caps)
Poppy Cleall (Saracens, 65 caps)
Kelsey Clifford (Saracens, 3 caps)
Amy Cokayne (Leicester Tigers, 72 caps)
Liz Crake (Trailfinders Women, 2 caps)
Hollie Cunningham (Bristol Bears, uncapped)
Lizzie Hanlon (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)
Daisy Hibbert-Jones (Loughborough Lightning, 1 cap)
Lilli Ives Campion (Loughborough Lightning, uncapped)
Sadia Kabeya (Loughborough Lightning, 13 caps)
Sharifa Kasolo (Saracens, uncapped)
Maud Muir (Gloucester-Hartpury, 25 caps)
Marlie Packer (Saracens, 99 caps)
Connie Powell (Harlequins, 14 caps)
Abbie Ward (Bristol Bears, 61 caps)
Backs (16)

Holly Aitchison (Bristol Bears, 25 caps)
Brooke Bradley (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)
Sophie Bridger (Saracens, 2 caps)
Jess Breach (Saracens, 33 caps)
Katie Buchanan (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)
Abby Dow (Trailfinders Women, 40 caps)
Sydney Gregson (Saracens, 3 caps)
Zoe Harrison (Saracens, 46 caps)
Natasha Hunt (Gloucester-Hartpury, 67 caps)
Megan Jones (Leicester Tigers, 16 caps)
Ellie Kildunne (Harlequins, 38 caps)
Vicky Laflin (Trailfinders Women, uncapped)
Lucy Packer (Harlequins, 16 caps)
Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning, 28 caps)
Emily Scarratt (Loughborough Lightning, 108 caps)
Emma Sing (Gloucester-Hartpury, 6 caps)

Unavailable for camp due to injury:
Mackenzie Carson (Gloucester-Hartpury, 10 caps)
Lizzie Duffy (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
Claudia MacDonald (Exeter Chiefs, 32 caps)
Cath O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning, 30 caps)
Morwenna Talling (Sale Sharks, 11 caps)
Unavailable for Guinness Women’s Six Nations due to injury:

Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears, 61 caps)
Nancy McGillivray (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)