John Mitchell has named his squad

England head coach John Mitchell has made two changes to his starting XV to play Scotland in round three of the Women’s Six Nations.

Hooker Amy Cokayne starts with Lark Atkin-Davies dropping out of the matchday 23. Cokayne last played for England a year ago in the last Women’s Six Nations tournament.

Read more: Women’s Six Nations fixtures

The other change is also in the forwards and it sees captain Marlie Packer drop to the bench. Zoe Aldcroft, who will skipper the side, moves to the back row with Abbie Ward starting at lock.

The back line is unchanged with the tournament’s top try-scorer Ellie Kildunne retaining her full-back shirt.

England team to play Scotland

Ellie Kildunne; Abby Dow, Megan Jones, Tatyana Heard, Jess Breach; Holly Aitchison, Natasha Hunt; Hannah Botterman, Amy Cokayne, Maud Muir, Rosie Galligan, Abbie Ward, Zoe Aldcroft, Sadia Kabeya, Alex Matthews

Replacements: Connie Powell, Mackenzie Carson, Kelsey Clifford, Maddie Feaunati, Marlie Packer, Lucy Packer, Zoe Harrison, Sydney Gregson

England team to play Wales

Ellie Kildunne; Abby Dow, Megan Jones, Tatyana Heard, Jess Breach; Holly Aitchison, Natasha Hunt; Hannah Botterman, Lark Atkin-Davies, Maud Muir, Zoe Aldcroft, Rosie Galligan, Sadia Kabeya, Marlie Packer, Alex Matthews.

Replacements: Connie Powell, Mackenzie Carson, Kelsey Clifford, Abbie Ward, Maddie Fe’aunati, Lucy Packer, Zoe Harrison, Sydney Gregson.

England team to play Italy

Ellie Kildunne; Abby Dow, Helena Rowland, Emily Scarratt, Jess Breach; Zoe Harrison, Lucy Packer; Hannah Botterman, Lark Atkin-Davies, Kelsey Clifford, Zoe Aldcroft, Abbie Ward, Sadia Kabeya, Marlie Packer, Sarah Beckett.

Replacements: Connie Powell, Mackenzie Carson, Maud Muir, Maddie Fe’aunati, Alex Matthews, Natasha Hunt, Holly Aitchison, Megan Jones.

England Women’s Six Nations Squad

Forwards (Club/caps)

Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury/48 caps)
Lark Atkin-Davies (Bristol Bears/54 caps)
Sarah Beckett (Gloucester-Hartpury/34 caps)
Hannah Botterman (Bristol Bears/42 caps)
Mackenzie Carson (Gloucester-Hartpury/10 caps)
Poppy Cleall (Saracens/65 caps)
Kelsey Clifford (Saracens/3 caps)
Amy Cokayne (Leicester Tigers/72 caps)
Maddie Feaunati (Exeter Chiefs/uncapped)
Rosie Galligan (Saracens/14 caps)
Lizzie Hanlon (Exeter Chiefs/uncapped)
Sadia Kabeya (Loughborough Lightning/13 caps)
Alex Matthews (Gloucester-Hartpury/62 caps)
Maud Muir (Gloucester-Hartpury/25 caps)
Cath O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning/30 caps)
Marlie Packer (Saracens/99 caps)
Connie Powell (Harlequins/14 caps)
Morwenna Talling (Sale Sharks/11 caps)
Abbie Ward (Bristol Bears/61 caps)

Backs

Holly Aitchison (Bristol Bears, 25 caps)
Sophie Bridger (Saracens, 2 caps)
Jess Breach (Saracens, 33 caps)
Abby Dow (Trailfinders Women, 40 caps)
Sydney Gregson (Saracens, 3 caps)
Zoe Harrison (Saracens, 46 caps)
Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury, 18 caps)
Natasha Hunt (Gloucester-Hartpury, 67 caps)
Megan Jones (Leicester Tigers, 16 caps)
Ellie Kildunne (Harlequins, 38 caps)
Vicky Laflin (Trailfinders Women, uncapped)
Lucy Packer (Harlequins, 16 caps)
Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning, 28 caps)
Emily Scarratt (Loughborough Lightning, 108 caps)
Emma Sing (Gloucester-Hartpury, 6 caps)
Ella Wyrwas (Saracens, 6 caps)

England Women’s Six Nations Fixtures 2024

(All kick-off times are UK & Ireland time)

Round One

Sun 24 Mar, Italy 0-48 England (Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, 4.45pm)

Round Two

Sat 30 Mar, England 46-10 Wales (Ashton Gate, 4,45pm)

Round Three

Sat 13 Apr, Scotland v England (Hive Stadium, 2.15pm)

Round Four

Sat 20 Apr, England v Ireland (Twickenham Stadium, 2.15pm)

Round Five

Sat 27 Apr, France v England (Stade Chaban-Delmas, 4,45pm)

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