England Women Lineup Features Centurion Daley-McLean

Daley-McLean Sets Up England Try

Katy Daley-Mclean will earn her 100th international cap for England in the Red Roses’ opening Quilter Internationals Test against USA Women at Allianz Park on Friday.

Kickoff is Friday, Nov. 9 at 1:45 PM CT LIVE on FloRugby.

England Women head coach Simon Middleton will cap four new players in the starting 15, with two additional new names on the bench.

Saracens prop Ellena Perry starts at loosehead with Firwood Waterloo teenager Sarah Beckett at No 8, while in the backs, centers Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury) and Carys Williams (Loughborough Lightning) start at 12 and 13 respectively.

With regular Red Roses captain Sarah Hunter on the bench, Harlequins lock Abbie Scott will lead the side. Additionally from the bench, Wasps scrum-half Claudia Macdonald and Bristol Bears centre Lucy Attwood will be looking for their first international appearance.

“We know where we are and there’s a lot of excitement among the squad to start a new international season," said Middleton


"We have new talent among the group who have developed their rugby through the pathway and Tyrrells Premier 15s and bring a mix of rugby backgrounds to the setup. It’s important to give players opportunities and there is a lot to play for.

“The USA are match ready from their game against the Black Ferns and will be hardened and wiser for last weekend. Like them, we are ready and expect a tough game on Friday.”

Of the captaincy, he said: “Abbie is a natural leader and a rugby smart player, she will do a great job.”

Daley-Mclean, who earned her first England cap against Scotland in 2007, captained England to victory in the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup before going on to represent Team GB in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Starting at flyhalf, the 32-year-old brings considerable experience to the young side alongside fellow 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup squad members Scott, Vicky Fleetwood, Zoe Aldcroft, Lydia Thompson, plus Hunter, Heather Kerr and Vickii Cornborough.

"Katy is one of the greatest women’s players ever. It’s a remarkable achievement to get 100 caps for your country, especially considering she took time out in the sevens programme to represent Team GB in the Olympics," said Middleton. “She has everything; an accomplished skillset, ability and a thorough understanding of the game. Katy is a great asset to England, a natural leader and an inspirational player. She knows how to inspire a team and is a great on-field motivator.”

Watch LIVE

USA Lineup Includes Several Changes From Saturday


England Women match day squad for USA Women

15. Sarah McKenna (Saracens, 14 caps)
14. Lydia Thompson (Worcester Valkyries, 38 caps)
13. Carys Williams (Loughborough Lightning, uncapped)
12. Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury, uncapped)
11. Kelly Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury, 2 caps)
10. Katy Daley-Mclean (Loughborough Lightning, 99 caps)
9. Leanne Riley (Harlequins, 21 caps)

1. Ellena Perry (Saracens, uncapped)
2. Lark Davies (Worcester Valkyries, 10 caps)
3. Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins, 2 caps)
4. Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury, 6 caps)
5. Abbie Scott (Harlequins, 29 caps) ©
6. Joanna Brown (Loughborough Lightning, 1 cap)
7. Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens, 65 caps)
8. Sarah Beckett (Firwood Waterloo, uncapped)

16. Heather Kerr (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, 13 caps)
17. Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins, 39 caps)
18. Hannah Botterman (Saracens, 2 caps)
19. Catherine O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning, 4 caps)
20. Sarah Hunter (Loughborough Lightning, 105 caps)
21. Claudia Macdonald (Wasps FC Ladies, uncapped)
22. Zoe Harrison (Saracens, 5 caps)
23. Lucy Attwood (Bristol Bears, uncapped)




Super Series Team-By-Team, And A Prediction

Women's Super Series LIVE on FloRugby

Get excited rugby fans! One of the premier events of Summer 2019, the Women’s Super Series, gets underway this week in San Diego, CA. 

Rugby Giants Leicester Tigers Looking For A Buyer

Leicester vs Worcester Prem 7s Plate SF

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Leicester Tigers have been put up for sale as the club seeks fresh investment to recover its status at the top of the English and European rugby.

Mike Friday Recaps Season, Looks Ahead

null

One of the odd things about being #2 in the world is that while many others might be envious of you, you are thinking that you’re not #1.

Les Bleus Bust Bloodfest Bracket

Bloodfest Champs: Les Blues

Out of the 94 teams at Bloodfest 7s in Austin, TX the French select squad known as Les Bleus, proved too tough for the best teams in the Red River conference.

Men's Sevens Qualifier Latest

Five sevens tournaments served as qualifiers this weekend as teams are looking to accumulate enough points to book a spot at the USA Rugby Club 7s Championships in Kansas City, MO.

Beltway, Scion Win In Rites Of Spring

null

Beltway Elite and Scion rolled to victory in the first qualifier of the Mid-Atlantic sevens season, the Rites of Spring 7s in Baltimore Saturday.

A Summer 7s Team of US Development Players--Right Or Wrong?

A plan to field young up-and-comer USA 7s hopefuls as its own 7s club for this summer has been kiboshed.

New Look New York At Newport 7s

null

Take a quick look back to the 2018 Club 7s nationals and you’ll quickly realize that the Atlantic North was the best division last year.

There Will Be Blood: Looking Ahead To Bloodfest 2019

null

Bloodfest 2019 welcomes a record 94 teams to Austin for its annual sevens tournament and blood drive, mixing high-level rugby with a good cause. 

USA Men's Team Selected For Pan Am Games

Joe Schroeder, New 7s Eagle

CHULA VISTA, CA. - Following a rigorous training and selection camp, USA Rugby today named 12 players to the 2019 U.S. Pan American Games Men’s Sevens team. The Games will take place in Lima, Peru from July 26 to August 11.