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Scarratt to make 100th Red Roses appearance against Ireland

Loughborough Lightning star Emily Scarratt is set to bring up a century of appearances for England this weekend, as the centre is named in the Red Roses’ squad to face Ireland in the TikTok Women’s Six Nations – with teammates Helena Rowland, Lark Davies and Sarah Hunter also named in the side.

Captain Hunter will lead unbeaten England at Mattioli Woods Welford Road this Sunday (24 April, kick-off: 12pm) in Round 4 of the tournament, with hooker Davies named alongside her in the pack.

Meanwhile, Rowland will start the match at fullback for the first time in her international career, with vice captain Scarratt making her 100th appearance from outside centre. 

Over 15,000 tickets have already been sold for Sunday’s game which looks set to be a new record attendance for a standalone Red Roses home game. Tickets are still available HERE.

Red Roses head coach Simon Middleton said: “We’re really looking forward to our second home game of this Six Nations campaign and playing at Welford Road.
 
“It will be a very special day for two of our players. I’d like to say a huge congratulations to Emily Scarratt and Leanne Infante on their 100 cap and 50 cap milestones respectively.

“We’re very mindful of Ireland’s player availability situation and it’s a real shame as they have gone well and shown some good passages of play. That said, we know the players who come in to their team will give everything. It’s a huge opportunity for them to show what they can do and we must be ready for that challenge.

“We’ve had another good few days of training at Bisham Abbey and are looking forward to travelling to Leicester to finalise our preparations.”

England team to play Ireland

2022 TikTok Women’s Six Nations
Sunday 24 April, 2022
Mattioli Woods Welford Road
Kick-off: 12pm

15 Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning, 13 caps)
14 Lydia Thompson (Worcester Warriors, 51 caps)
13 Emily Scarratt (VC; Loughborough Lightning, 99 caps)
12 Holly Aitchison (Saracens, 6 caps)
11 Jess Breach (Harlequins, 20 caps)
10 Zoe Harrison (Saracens, 36 caps)
9 Leanne Infante (Bristol Bears, 49 caps)

1 Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins, 67 caps)
2 Lark Davies (Loughborough Lightning, 38 caps)
3 Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears, 43 caps)
4 Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury, 28 caps)
5 Abbie Ward (Bristol Bears, 53 caps)
6 Alex Matthews (Worcester Warriors, 48 caps)
7 Marlie Packer (Saracens, 81 caps)
8 Sarah Hunter (C; Loughborough Lightning, 133 caps)

Replacments: 
16 Amy Cokayne (Harlequins, 60 caps)
17 Hannah Botterman (Saracens, 26 caps)
18 Maud Muir (Wasps, 7 caps)
19 Rosie Galligan (Harlequins, 4 caps)
20 Poppy Cleall (Saracens, 53 caps)
21 Natasha Hunt (Gloucester-Hartpury, 57 caps)
22 Amber Reed (Bristol Bears, 60 caps)
23 Ellie Kildunne (Harlequins, 21 caps)

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