Red Rose Autumn Internationals

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Red Roses Autumn Internationals: England v Canada

🏉 Twickenham Stoop is the place to be this afternoon as England take on Canada in the latest of the Red Roses Autumn Internationals.  Kick-off is at 2.30pm with  limited tickets remaining.  Adults £15/Under 18s £5.

A four-match home series in the Red Roses Autumn Internationals started for England at Sandy Park, Exeter on 31 October with the first in a double-header of matches against world champions New Zealand.  The result – a stunning 43-12 victory for England that saw them run in seven tries to leave the Black Ferns reeling ahead of the return fixture at Franklin’s Gardens a week later.  And it didn’t get any better for the visitors in the second match.  An even more comprehensive victory (56-15) marking the first time England have secured back-to-back wins over New Zealand since 2012. 

Having stretched their unbeaten run to 16 matches, this afternoon England (full team below) the reigning Women’s Six Nations champions – look to justify their number one ranking as they take on a Canada side ranked number three in the world at Twickenham Stoop, ahead of the series finale which takes place against USA on 21 November at Sixways Stadium.

Red Roses head coach Middleton, on the announcement of the match at Twickenham Stoop, said: “Quins have embraced the women’s game and the last time we played there in front of fans during the Six Nations in March 2020 in front of a record crowd was brilliant.  We’re pleased to be going back there, especially given they’re the home of both the men’s and women’s Premiership and Allianz Premier 15s champions.”

Laurie Dalrymple, Harlequins CEO commented: “We are honoured that The Stoop has been chosen to host another Red Roses match.  This continues a strong tradition of England’s Women playing blockbuster matches at Harlequins’ home ground.

“We are lucky enough to have a strong contingent of England players within the Harlequins Women’s squad, and I know our fans will be thrilled to have another opportunity to watch their players on international duty at their home ground.”

Will Six Nations champions England justify their favourites tag or can Canada spring a surprise this afternoon?  All will be revealed at Twickenham Stoop in the latest instalment of the 2021 Red Roses Autumn Internationals.

Ones to watch: England’s Zoe Harrison.  The Saracens fly-half pulled the strings for the Red Roses in their recent demolition of world champions New Zealand.  In a performance described as ‘sensational’ by head coach Simon Middleton, Harrison rounded off a memorable display in the first match by scoring the final try.  Another player in red hot form is England hooker Amy Cokayne.  Cokayne, who plays her club rugby for Harlequins, helped herself to a hat-trick of tries in a POTM performance in the second match against the Black Ferns. 

🏉 Kick-off is at 2.30pm. 

🎟️ Tickets are available visit the ‘Get Tickets’ link.  Adults £15/Under 18s £5.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England team to play Canada:- 

15. Sarah McKenna (Saracens, 38 caps)
14. Heather Cowell (Harlequins, uncapped)
13. Lagi Tuima (Harlequins, 10 caps)
12. Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning, 8 caps)
11. Abby Dow (Wasps, 20 caps)
10. Zoe Harrison (Saracens, 32 caps)
9. Claudia MacDonald (Wasps, 17 caps)

1. Hannah Botterman (Saracens, 24 caps)
2. Amy Cokayne (Harlequins, 59 caps)
3. Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears, 38 caps)
4. Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury, 26 caps)
5. Abbie Ward (Bristol Bears, 49 caps)
6. Sarah Hunter (C; Loughborough Lightning, 128 caps)
7. Sadia Kabeya (Loughborough Lightning, uncapped)
8. Poppy Cleall (VC; Saracens, 49 caps)


16. Lark Davies (Loughborough Lightning, 33 caps)
17. Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins, 62 caps)
18. Maud Muir (Wasps, 2 caps)
19. Harriet Millar-Mills (Wasps, 64 caps)
20. Alex Matthews (Worcester Warriors, 43 caps)
21. Marlie Packer (Saracens, 78 caps)
22. Leanne Infante (Bristol Bears, 46 caps)
23. Holly Aitchison (Saracens, 2 caps)

🚊🚗 Travel tips: The nearest train station is Twickenham, which is a short walk from the stadium.  Regular trains run to Twickenham from London Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Reading, Ascot and Windsor & Eton Riverside.  Turn right out of the station, and continue down Whitton Road. Proceed down Court Way and turn left on to Egerton road.  At the mini-roundabout, turn right onto Craneford Way and enter the stadium at the end of the road.

Car parking is available to the public in the Rosebine car park for £10.  To access the Rosebine car park continue past The Stoop on your left and continue on the A316.  The Rosebine car park is located 200 metres on the left after passing the stadium. 

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