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Hunt returns to Red Roses squad for France tie at Twickenham

Women's Sport Daily
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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 16:25

Scrum half Natasha Hunt has returned to the England training squad ahead of Saturday's international against France at Twickenham. The Gloucester-Hartpury star missed last weekend's 33-10 victory in Grenoble.

Club teammate Ellena Perry also comes into the squad to bolster head coach Simon Middleton's front row options. Abbie Brown of Loughborough Lightning is selected for the first time this season.

The group will be training at Rams RFC Reading in the build-up to the game and the matchday squad will be announced on Thursday.

Middleton said: “Last Saturday’s game against France was a tough and physical affair and we expect more of the same. We’ve spoken a lot about resilience which we’ve shown in our training and our two matches at the start of the season to date.
 
“While we were delighted with the result and much of the performance in France, we know we need to be better this weekend. We’re looking forward to a big week of preparation."

England Training Squad

Forwards
Sarah Beckett (Harlequins Women, 19 caps)
Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins Women, 19 caps)
Poppy Cleall (Saracens Women, 42 caps)
Amy Cokayne (Harlequins Women, 52 caps)
Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins Women, 55 caps)
Lark Davies (Loughborough Lightning, 27 caps)
Detysha Harper (Loughborough Lightning, 3 caps)
Sarah Hunter (Loughborough Lightning, 123 caps)
Laura Keates (Worcester Warriors Women, 61 caps)
Heather Kerr (Wasps FC Ladies, 23 caps)
Alex Matthews (Worcester Warriors Women, 39 caps)
Harriet Millar-Mills (Wasps FC Ladies, 57 caps)
Marlie Packer (Saracens Women, 73 caps)
Ellena Perry (Gloucester-Hartpury Women, 9 caps)
Morwenna Talling (Loughborough Lightning, 2 caps)
Abbie Ward (Harlequins Women, 44 caps)
 
Backs
Holly Aitchison (Saracens Women, 0 caps)
Jess Breach (Harlequins Women, 15 caps)
Abbie Brown (Loughborough Lighting, 5 caps)
Katy Daley-Mclean (Sale Sharks Women, 115 caps)
Abby Dow (Wasps FC Ladies, 14 caps)
Zoe Harrison (Saracens Women, 26 caps)
Natasha Hunt (Gloucester-Hartpury Women, 54 caps)
Megan Jones (Wasps FC Ladies, 10 caps)
Ellie Kildunne (Wasps FC Ladies, 10 caps)
Claudia MacDonald (Wasps FC Ladies, 11 caps)
Leanne Riley (Harlequins Women, 39 caps)
Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning, 2 caps)
Emily Scarratt (Loughborough Lightning, 91 caps)
Kelly Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury, 14 caps)
Lagi Tuima (Harlequins Women, 5 caps)
 

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