23rd June 2017, 18:29 | englandrl

England Women squad named to face second test in France

England Women squad named to face second test in France


England Women Head Coach Chris Chapman has rung the changes ahead of tomorrow's second test against France.

His side battled sweltering conditions to grind out a 26-16 win in Perpignan on Wednesday, and will be hopeful of completing the double on Saturday at 5pm (4pm UK time).

Amongst the changes are Rachel Thompson, who takes her place at centre after making her England debut off the bench in mid-week, while Bradford's Claire Garner comes in for Faye Gaskin at stand off.

Skipper Andrea Dobson moves into the front row after starting Wednesday's game at loose forward, while Katie Hepworth is set to become Castleford Tigers' first-ever England Women international after being named on the bench.

Elsewhere, West Sussex-born former South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Stacey White will take the number 13 shirt, and the multi-talented Kingstone Press National Conference League referee, Tara Jones, is amongst the substitutes.

England Women squad for Test Two - v France. Saturday, June 24, 5.00pm kick off, Stade de la Mer, Perpignan

  1. Charlotte Booth (Bradford Bulls)
  2. Tara Stanley (Thatto Heath-St Helens)
  3. Amy Hardcastle (Bradford Bulls)
  4. Rachel Thompson (Thatto Heath-St Helens)
  5. Kayleigh Bulman (Featherstone Rovers)
  6. Claire Garner (Bradford Bulls)
  7. Kirsty Moroney (Bradford Bulls)
  8. Danika Priim (Bradford Bulls)
  9. Lois Forsell (Bradford Bulls)
  10. Andrea Dobson (c) (Featherstone Rovers)
  11. Shona Hoyle (Bradford Bulls)
  12. Nataile Harrowell (Featherstone Rovers)
  13. Stacey White (Bradford Bulls)


  1. Tara Jones (Thatto Heath-St Helens)
  2. Chantelle Crowl (Thatto Heath-St Helens)
  3. Katie Hepworth (Castleford Tigers)
  4. Jess Courtman (Bradford Bulls)