2019 Woman of Steel Courtney Winfield-Hill could make her England debut against Wales after being selected for the squad under the ‘residency’ eligibility rule; You can watch the England women take on France live on Sky Sports on June 18
Last update: 06/06/22 4:01 p.m.
England women’s head coach Craig Richards has named a 20-man squad for Sunday’s test match against Wales, the first of two consecutive weekends as the team steps up preparations for the Fall World Cup.
Sunday’s match will be followed by a home game against France at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington on Saturday June 18 – in a double-header also featuring the England men against the All Stars of the Combined Nations , with both games being shown live on Sky Sports.
2019 Woman of Steel Courtney Winfield-Hill could make her England debut after being included in the squad under the International Rugby League’s ‘residency’ eligibility rule.
Winfield-Hill helped Leeds Rhinos achieve a historic treble in 2019 and appeared in this year’s Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup final at Elland Road.
Former Woman of Steel Courtney Winfield-Hill left the York City Knights defense in her wake to score for the Leeds Rhinos in the 2021 Women’s Super League semi-final.
Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Caroline Collie becomes the first Betfred Women’s Super League South player to be selected for England after making an impressive start to the season, scoring six tries in a recent victory against the Golden Ferns.
Elsewhere there could be first international appearances for York City Knights striker Olivia Wood, St Helens half-back Zoe Harris and Huddersfield Giants Bethan Oates, who have all joined the national performance squad in the past few years. last 12 months.
Richards said: “It’s great to be able to showcase so many talented new faces ahead of this weekend’s trip to Wales.
“All the potential debutants impressed me at the start of the season and deserved the opportunity to show us what they can do on the international stage.
“There is now real competition for places in the team and players have to perform consistently to wear the England shirt.
“The upcoming mid-season internationals against Wales and France will allow us to see where we stand as a team and are essential in our continued preparations for the Rugby World Cup later this year.”
England Women Squad v Wales
Danielle Anderson (Leeds Rhinos)
Keara Bennett (Leeds Rhinos)
Leah Burke (St Helens)
Caroline Collie (Bedford Tigers)
Jodie Cunningham (St Helens)
Hollie Dodd (Knights of the City of York)
Grace Field (Knights of the City of York)
Fran Goldthorp (Leeds Rhinos)
Amy Hardcastle (St Helens)
Zoe Harris (St Helens)
Shona Hoyle (St Helens)
Bethan Oates (Huddersfield Giants)
Georgia Roche (Leeds Rhinos)
Emily Rudge © (St Helens)
Tara Stanley (Knights of the City of York)
Paige Travis (St Helens)
Vicky Whitfield (St Helens)
Georgia Wilson (Wigan Warriors)
Courtney Winfield-Hill (Leeds Rhinos)
Olivia Wood (Knights of the City of York)