England play New Zealand, Canada and the USA this autumn
Red Roses Autumn Internationals Squad 2021
Lock Zoe Aldcroft will captain England for the first time when the Red Roses take on the USA at Sixways on Sunday while Worcester wing Lydia Thompson will win her 50th cap at her club ground.
Helena Rowland gets her first run in the No 10 shirt this autumn and Abby Dow shifts from wing to full-back.
Up front, Maud Muir makes her first Test start while Sarah Beckett lines up at No 8 after recovering from a knee injury.
Gloucester-Hartpury hooker Connie Powell and Harlequins scrum-half Lucy Packer are in line to win their first caps from the bench while Rowena Burnfield – in the match-day squad for the first time since 2019 – will be making her 50th Test appearance if she is used as a replacement.
This match against the USA will be aired live on BBC Two.
Red Roses team to face USA – Sunday 21 November
Abby Dow; Lydia Thompson, Holly Aitchison, Lagi Tuima, Heather Cowell; Helena Rowland, Leanne Infante; Vickii Cornborough, Lark Davies, Maud Muir, Harriet Millar-Mills, Zoe Aldcroft (captain), Alex Matthews, Sadia Kabeya, Sarah Beckett.
Replacements: Connie Powell, Hannah Botterman, Sarah Bern, Rowena Burnfield, Sarah Hunter, Lucy Packer, Zoe Harrison, Ellie Kildunne.
Red Roses team to face Canada – Sunday 14 November
Sarah McKenna; Heather Cowell, Lagi Tuima, Helena Rowland, Abby Dow; Zoe Harrison, Claudia MacDonald; Hannah Botterman, Amy Cokayne, Sarah Bern, Zoe Aldcroft, Abbie Ward, Sarah Hunter (captain), Sadia Kabeya, Poppy Cleall.
Replacements: Lark Davies, Vickii Cornborough, Maud Muir, Harriet Millar-Mills, Alex Matthews, Marlie Packer, Leanne Infante, Holly Aitchison.
Red Roses team to face Black Ferns – Sunday 7 November
Ellie Kildunne; Lydia Thompson, Holly Aitchison, Helena Rowland, Abby Dow; Zoe Harrison, Leanne Infante; Vickii Cornborough, Amy Cokayne, Sarah Bern, Zoe Aldcroft, Abbie Ward, Alex Matthews, Marlie Packer, Poppy Cleall (captain).
Replacements: Lark Davies, Hannah Botterman, Maud Muir, Harriet Millar-Mills, Sarah Hunter, Claudia MacDonald, Lagi Tuima, Sarah McKenna.
Red Roses team to face Black Ferns – Sunday 31 October
Ellie Kildunne; Lydia Thompson, Holly Aitchison, Lagi Tuima, Abby Dow; Zoe Harrison, Claudia MacDonald; Hannah Botterman, Lark Davies, Sarah Bern, Poppy Cleall, Abbie Ward, Zoe Aldcroft, Marlie Packer, Sarah Hunter (captain).
Replacements: Amy Cokayne, Vickii Cornborough, Maud Muir, Harriet Millar-Mills, Alex Matthews, Leanne Infante, Helena Rowland, Sarah McKenna.
Red Roses Autumn Internationals Squad 2021
Holly Aitchison (21 Feb 1997/Saracens/Fly-half or full-back/4)
Jess Breach (4 Nov 1997/Harlequins/Wing/19)
Heather Cowell (23 Mar 1996/Harlequins/Wing/2)
Merryn Doidge (2 Dec 2000/Exeter Chiefs/Full-back or wing/uncapped)
Abby Dow (29 Sep 1997/Wasps FC/Wing/22)
Zoe Harrison (14 Apr 1998/Saracens/Fly-half/34)
Leanne Infante (18 Jul 1993/Bristol Bears/Scrum-half/48)
Ellie Kildunne (8 Sep 1999/Wasps FC/Full-back/18)
Claudia MacDonald (4 Jan 1996/Wasps FC/Scrum-half/18)
Sarah McKenna (23 Mar 1989/Saracens/Full-back/38)
Lucy Packer (2 Feb 2000/Harlequins/Scrum-half/Uncapped)
Amber Reed (3 Apr 1991/Bristol Bears/Centre/59)
Flo Robinson (4 Oct 2001/Exeter/Scrum-half/Uncapped)
Helena Rowland (19 Sep 1999/Loughborough Lightning/Fly-half/10)
Emma Sing (11 Mar 2001/Gloucester-Hartpury/Full-back/Uncapped)
Lydia Thompson (10 Feb 1992/Worcester Warriors/Wing/50)
Lagi Tuima (16 Jun 1998/Harlequins/Centre/12)
Ella Wyrwas (7 Mar 1999/Saracens/Scrum-half/uncapped)
Zoe Aldcroft (19 Nov 1996/Gloucester-Hartpury/Lock/28)
Sarah Beckett (14 Feb 1999/Harlequins/Back-row/22)
Sarah Bern (10 Jul 1997/Bristol Bears/Prop/40)
Hannah Botterman (8 Jun 1999/Saracens/Prop/26)
Shaunagh Brown (15 Mar 1990/Harlequins/Prop/24)
Bryony Cleall (12 Jun 1992/Wasps FC/Prop/5)
Poppy Cleall (12 Jun 1992/Saracens/Back-row/50)
Amy Cokayne (11 July 1996/Harlequins/Hooker/60)
Vickii Cornborough (3 Mar 1990/Harlequins/Prop/64)
Lark Davies (3 Mar 1995/Loughborough Lightning/Hooker/35)
Vicky Fleetwood (13 Apr 1990/Saracens/Back-row/79)
Detysha Harper (23 Oct 1998/Loughborough Lightning/Prop/5)
Sarah Hunter (19 Sep 1985/Loughborough Lightning/Back-row/130)
Sadia Kabeya (22 Feb 2002/Loughborough Lightning/Back-row/1)
Alex Matthews (3 Aug 1993/Worcester Warriors/Back-row/45)
Harriet Millar-Mills (16 Apr 1991/Wasps FC/Back-row/66)
Maud Muir (12 Jul 2001/Wasps FC/Back-row/4)
Cath O’Donnell (13 Jun 1996/Loughborough Lightning/Lock/19)
Marlie Packer (28 Apr 1989/Saracens/Back-row/78)
Connie Powell (13 Jul 2000/Gloucester-Hartpury/Hooker/1)
Emily Robinson (22 Jun 2000/Harlequins/Back-row/Uncapped)
Abbie Ward (27 Mar 1993/Harlequins/Lock/50)
Red Roses Autumn Internationals Fixtures 2021
Sun 31 October, England 43-12 New Zealand Women (Sandy Park) Red Roses secure record win over Black Ferns
Sun 7 November, England 56-15 New Zealand Women (Franklin’s Gardens) Red Roses complete series win over Black Ferns
Sun 14 November, England 51-12 Canada (Twickenham Stoop) Heather Cowell scores double on Red Roses debut
Sun 21 November, England 89-0 USA Women (2.45pm, Sixways) Live on BBC Two
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