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Craig Richards names two debutants for England Ladies journey to France

England Ladies Head Coach Craig Richards has named his staff to tackle France in Perpignan this Saturday (23 October), stay on BBC Two.

York Metropolis Knights flyer Savannah Andrade will make her debut at centre after a formidable season which included a memorable hat-trick within the Betfred Ladies’s Problem Cup Semi-Remaining victory over Castleford Tigers.

Rachael Woosey may also make her worldwide debut after making the change from Rugby Union to treble-winning St Helens earlier this season. Woosey crossed twice in St Helens’ 34-6 Betfred Ladies’s Problem Cup victory over York again in June.

Emily Rudge will captain the facet and change into England Ladies’s all-time look chief with 24 caps, after debuting again in 2008 towards this weekend’s opponents France.

Fran Goldthorp, Beth Stott, Hollie Dodd, and Paige Travis are all included after making their worldwide debuts earlier this season within the 60-0 defeat of Wales on the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Head Coach Craig Richards mentioned: “It’s nice to have each Savannah and Rachael named to make their worldwide debuts this weekend.

“Savannah has actually labored laborious to get herself this chance together with her performances on the sphere and her perspective away from it.

“Rachael has impressed since signing for St Helens and is one other participant that has tailored actually rapidly to being within the England arrange and has earned her place within the staff this weekend.

“We’re wanting ahead to going on the market and testing ourselves towards robust opposition in France and persevering with to develop forward of subsequent yr’s Rugby League World Cup.”

England Ladies v France:

Tara-Jane Stanley (Castleford Tigers)

Fran Goldthorp (Leeds Rhinos)

Savannah Andrade (York Metropolis Knights)

Amy Hardcastle (St Helens)

Caitlin Beevers (Leeds Rhinos)

Jodie Cunningham (St Helens)

Beth Stott (St Helens)

Grace Subject (York Metropolis Knights)

Tara Jones (St Helens)

Chantelle Crowl (St Helens)

Emily Rudge (St Helens – Captain)

Hollie Dodd (Castleford Tigers)

Vicky Molyneux (Wigan Warriors)

Interchanges

Shona Hoyle (Huddersfield Giants)

Paige Travis (St Helens)

Vicky Whitfield (St Helens)

Rachael Woosey (St Helens)

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