England Women: Savannah Andrade and Rachael Woosey set to debut against France | Rugby League News
Andrade of York City Knights and Woosey of St Helens were named in Craig Richards’ 17 for the international at Perpignan. âIt’s great to have both Savannah and Rachael nominated to make their international debuts this weekend,â said Richards.
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Savannah Andrade and Rachael Woosey are both set to make their England debuts when the women’s team take on France in Saturday’s international.
York City Knights star Andrade will line up center for the shock in Perpignan, while St Helens winger Woosey takes his place on the exchange bench.
They are part of a 17-man squad that includes four other players who lost their national side in the 60-0 win over Wales in June and head coach Craig Richards is delighted to have them. see them both win an opportunity.
âIt’s great to have both Savannah and Rachael nominated to make their international debuts this weekend,â said Richards.
âSavannah really worked hard to get this opportunity with her performances on the pitch and her attitude on the sidelines.
“Rachael has impressed since signing at St Helens and she is another player who has adapted very quickly to the England squad and earned her place in the squad this weekend.”
Woosey’s St Helens team-mates Bett Stott and Paige Travis, as well as Castleford Tigers backline Hollie Todd and Leeds Rhinos winger Fran Goldthorp are the four who get another shot after winning their first cap against Wales.
We can’t wait to go and test ourselves against strong opposition in France and continue to develop ahead of next year’s Rugby Union World Cup.
England women’s head coach Craig Richards
England captain Emily Rudge, meanwhile, will become the all-time leader when she wins her 24th cap, after making her debut against the French in 2008.
The match is part of a double at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium with the men’s teams and is an essential part of England’s preparation for the Rugby Union World Cup postponed to 2021.
“We are looking forward to going out there and testing ourselves against strong opposition in France and continuing to develop ahead of next year’s Rugby Union World Cup,” said Richards.
England women’s team will face France
Tara-Jane Stanley (Castleford Tigers); Fran Goldthorp (Leeds Rhinos), Savannah Andrade (York City Knights), Amy Hardcastle (St Helens), Caitlin Beevers (Leeds Rhinos); Jodie Cunningham, Beth Stott (both in St Helens); Grace Field (York City Knights), Tara Jones, Chantelle Crowl (both at St Helens), Emily Rudge (St Helens, captain), Hollie Dodd (Castleford Tigers), Vicky Molyneux (Wigan Warriors).
Exchange: Shona Hoyle (Huddersfield Giants) Paige Travis, Vicky Whitfield, Rachael Woosey (all from St Helens).