England Women have named their match-day squad ahead of the opening 6 Nations clash with current holders France. And with seven of the starting 15 having racked up over 50 caps, the Red Roses have a wealth of experience to call upon.

Amber Reed returns from injury to partner Emily Scarratt in the centres, while Amy Wilson Hardy returns to the 15-a-side game after representing Team GB in the Sevens at the Rio Olympics . She will form part of a potentially devastating back three alongside speedster Lydia Thompson and fleet-footed Danielle Waterman.

The game kicks off at Twickenham at 7:35pm and is available to watch on Sky Sports Mix. Entry to the stadium is free following the men’s match.

Red Roses team to play France (Saturday 4th February @ 7:35pm, Twickenham Stadium)

15 Danielle Waterman (Bristol, 64 caps)
14 Lydia Thompson (Worcester Valkyries, 27 caps)
13 Emily Scarratt (Lichfield, 61 caps)
12 Amber Reed (Bristol, 32 caps)
11 Amy Wilson Hardy (Bristol, 3 caps)
10 Katy Mclean (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 80 caps)
9 Natasha Hunt (Lichfield, 33 caps)

1 Rochelle Clark (Worcester Valkyries, 117 caps)
2 Amy Cokayne (Lichfield, 20 caps)
3 Laura Keates (Worcester Valkyries, 56 caps)
4 Tamara Taylor (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 98 caps)
5 Harriet Millar-Mills (Lichfield, 38 caps)
6 Izzy Noel-Smith (Bristol, 24 caps)
7 Marlie Packer (Bristol, 40 caps)
8 Sarah Hunter (Bristol, 85 caps) (c)

Replacements:

16 Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens, 54 caps)
17 Justine Lucas (Lichfield, 14 caps)
18 Sarah Bern (Bristol, 4 caps)
19 Zoe Aldcroft (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 2 caps)
20 Poppy Cleall (Bristol, 7 caps)
21 La Toya Mason (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 59 caps)
22 Emily Scott (Saracens, 16 caps)
23 Rachael Burford (Aylesford Bulls, 60 caps)

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