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England Ladies head coach Simon Middleton has made 9 adjustments to the aspect to play France Ladies of their third match of the Ladies’s Rugby Tremendous Sequence in San Diego on Wednesday.
The Purple Roses have performed two video games to date within the collection with a 38-5 win over USA and a 19-17 victory towards Canada, whereas France had a bye within the first spherical after which misplaced 19-36 of their opener towards Canada however responded with a 25-16 victory over the world’s primary ranked aspect New Zealand.
For England, Heather Kerr and Sarah Bern are introduced into the entrance row, with Abbie Scott, Poppy Cleall and Marlie Packer additionally coming into the pack.
Amber Reed and Emily Scarratt are reunited from the primary sport of the event because the centre partnership, with Sarah McKenna having recovered from her knock earlier than the match towards Canada and scrum-half Leanne Riley getting her first begin of the tour in San Diego.
“Saturday’s win against an outstanding Canadian side was huge for us in terms of the growth of this squad of players,” mentioned Middleton.
“It was a sport we have been second greatest in for lengthy durations however hung in, discovered a technique to nudge ourselves in entrance after which confirmed nice composure and sport administration to shut out the sport. That aspect was unimaginable younger and inexperienced as a gaggle and we have been massively pleased with the character they confirmed.
“For France now we have appeared to usher in a few of our extra skilled, and senior, gamers as France are coming off the again of an awesome win towards New Zealand and will likely be filled with confidence. We all know solely too effectively that on their day they are often one of many hardest groups in world rugby to play towards and that is the kind of efficiency we will likely be anticipating.
“In Jessy Tremouliere they have the current world player of the year and anyone who saw her performance against New Zealand would understand why that is the case. However, we have massive belief and trust in this squad and our focus will very much be on ourselves and ensuring we deliver the level of performance we want.”
The final time England and France met was within the 2019 Ladies’s Six Nations as when the Purple Roses secured a bonus-point 41-26 victory at Fortress Park in Doncaster, on their technique to finishing a Grand Slam.