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Globe Mug favourites England start war Fiji on Saturday (4.45am BST); Sarah Seeker to skipper side while Abby Dow called amongst the substitutes as well as might make her opening night given that damaging leg in April; England will certainly likewise deal with France as well as South Africa in Swimming Pool C

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Sarah Hunter will skipper England in their Women's World Cup opener against Fiji on Saturday

Sarah Seeker will certainly skipper England in their Females’s Globe Mug opener versus Fiji on Saturday

Captain Sarah Seeker will certainly begin at No 8 when England open their Females’s Globe Mug war Fiji in Auckland on Saturday.

The 37-year-old will certainly skipper a Red Roses side presently on a document 25-match winning touch, with her group directing Wales 73-7 in their last component in September to continue to be unbeaten given that July 2019.

Seeker has actually won 135 caps for her nation thus far as well as requires 2 even more to relocate degree with England document owner Rochelle Clark.

Vice-captain Emily Scarratt goes to outdoors centre, while winger Abby Dow might make her very first England look given that damaging her leg in April after being called unemployed.

Prop Shaunagh Brown was eliminated previously today after examining favorable for Covid-19 as well as is currently investing a week alone under existing assistance in New Zealand.

England prop Shaunagh Brown will miss the fixture against after testing positive for Covid-19

England prop Shaunagh Brown will certainly miss out on the component versus after examining favorable for Covid-19

England will certainly deal with Fiji at 4.45am UK time on Saturday as they start their proposal for a 3rd Globe Mug title after formerly thriving in Scotland in 1994 and afterwards in France in 2014.

They have actually likewise been runners-up an additional 5 times with the only last they did not make can be found in the Netherlands in 1998.

England team to deal with Fiji: 15. Ellie Kildunne (Harlequins); 14. Lydia Thompson (College of Worcester Warriors); 13. Emily Scarratt (Loughborough Lightning); 12. Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning); 11. Claudia MacDonald (Exeter Chiefs); 10. Zoe Harrison (Saracens); 9. Leanne Infante (Saracens); 8. Sarah Seeker (Loughborough Lightning captain); 7. Sadia Kabeya (Loughborough Lightning); 6. Alex Matthews (Gloucester-Hartpury); 5. Abbie Ward (Bristol Bears); 4. Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury); 3. Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears) 2. Amy Cokayne (Harlequins); 1. Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins).

Substitutes: 16. Connie Powell (Gloucester-Hartpury); 17. Hannah Botterman (Saracens); 18. Maud Muir (Gloucester-Hartpury); 19. Cath O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning); 20. Poppy Cleall (Saracens); 21. Lucy Packer (Harlequins); 22. Holly Aitchison (Saracens); 23. Abby Dow (Wasps).

Abby Dow could make her first appearance since breaking her leg during the Six Nations in April

Abby Dow might make her opening night given that damaging her leg throughout the 6 Countries in April

Head train Simon Middleton claimed: “We have actually chosen a skilled matchday 23 that we really feel remain in an excellent placement to obtain our project off to a solid begin.

“We understand we might have chosen any one of the broader team as well as there are 9 gamers today with a vital sustaining function.

“It’s an opportunity to find up versus a group in their first-ever Globe Mug suit. We understand they have actually talented gamers as well as we’re anticipating the obstacle. It’s excellent to listen to over 30,000 tickets have actually been cost the opening day.

“I’m actually pleased with the team initiative in training as well as we can not wait to get going at a legendary location in Eden Park on Saturday.”

France as well as South Africa are England’s various other Swimming pool C challengers, with the Red Roses to deal with France in Whangarei on October 15 and afterwards South Africa in Auckland on October 23.

This year’s last happens at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday, November 12.

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