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Marlie Packer scored two tries as England kicked off the brand new sequence with a 42-7 victory over Australia in Wellington final week; she retains her place as England face Canada on October 27, whereas full-back Ellie Kildunne is without doubt one of the new faces to come back into the beginning line-up

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Full-back Ellie Kildunne is again within the England beginning line-up in opposition to Canada on Friday

England have made 9 modifications to their beginning line-up for his or her second match of the WXV 1 event in opposition to Canada on Friday.

Marlie Packer scored two tries as England kicked off the brand new sequence with a 42-7 victory over Australia in Wellington final week.

She retains her place within the facet however, elsewhere, full-back Ellie Kildunne – who has three tries in her final two outings in opposition to the Canadians – and wing Claudia MacDonald return to the again three, alongside Abby Dow.

Megan Jones and Helena Rowland rejoice as England made a profitable begin to the brand new WVX sequence in opposition to Australia

Helena Rowland switches to outdoors centre, linking up with incoming midfielder Amber Reed, and scrum-half Natasha Hunt is called as Holly Aitchison’s half-back companion.

A recent entrance row sees Mackenzie Carson, Lark Atkin-Davies and Sarah Bern begin, whereas Cath O’Donnell is again within the second row beside Zoe Aldcroft.

Morwenna Talling is chosen at blindside flanker as captain Marlie Packer and Alex Matthews proceed at openside flanker and quantity eight respectively.

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England assault coach Lou Meadows says the Pink Roses are ‘displaying confidence’ of their new attacking type of play.

England assault coach Lou Meadows says the Pink Roses are ‘displaying confidence’ of their new attacking type of play.

Pink Roses interim head coach Louis Deacon stated: “We have named a crew that we consider offers us the most effective alternative to construct on our momentum after the sport final weekend.

“The vitality has been constructive all through our time in New Zealand, and it has been a terrific begin to our time in Dunedin as we put together for the following spherical of WXV.

“Our Summer season Collection matches in opposition to Canada had been the proper warm-up for WXV and we now have little doubt they may present a stern take a look at as soon as once more on Friday evening.”

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Pink Roses line-up: 15. Ellie Kildunne (Harlequins), 14. Abby Dow (Trailfinders Girls), 13. Helena Rowland – vice-captain (Loughborough Lightning), 12. Amber Reed (Bristol Bears), 11. Claudia MacDonald (Exeter Chiefs), 10. Holly Aitchison (Bristol Bears), 9. Natasha Hunt (Gloucester-Hartpury)

1. Mackenzie Carson (Gloucester-Hartpury), 2. Lark Atkin-Davies (Bristol Bears), 3. Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears), 4. Zoe Aldcroft – vice-captain (Gloucester-Hartpury), 5. Cath O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning), 6. Morwenna Talling (Sale Sharks), 7. Marlie Packer – captain (Saracens), 8. Alex Matthews (Gloucester-Hartpury)

Replacements: 16. Connie Powell (Harlequins), 17. Hannah Botterman (Bristol Bears), 18. Maud Muir (Gloucester-Hartpury), 19. Rosie Galligan (Saracens), 20. Maisy Allen (Exeter Chiefs), 21. Ella Wyrwas (Saracens), 22. Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury), 23. Jess Breach (Saracens)

What’s the WXV event?

World Rugby has launched a brand new three-tier annual ladies’s worldwide competitors, WXV, with all house nations in motion from Friday October 13. Every tier has six groups and is performed as a stand alone event in a distinct location, with WXV 1 in New Zealand, WXV 2 in South Africa, and WXV 3 in Dubai.

England, Canada and France made profitable begins to the competitors final week, with England’s subsequent opponents Canada overcoming Wales 42-22 of their opener. France edged previous New Zealand 18-17.

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WXV 1: Australia, Canada, England, France, New Zealand, Wales.

WXV 2: Italy, Japan, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, USA.

WXV 3: Colombia, Fiji, Eire, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Spain.

It is a cross-pool format, which means groups do not play everybody of their tier, as a substitute taking up three nations from outdoors their continent (apart from Eire vs Spain).

There will probably be no relegation from WXV 1 for the primary two years, however the sixth-placed crew from WXV 2 will probably be relegated to WXV 3 and changed by the winner of the third tier. The underside-placed crew from WXV 3 will probably be prone to leaving the competitors and face a play-off with the following greatest facet in line with the World Rugby Girls’s Rankings.

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