Molyneux to start for England

Wigan Warriors Women’s Vicky Molyneux is set to start for England after being named at 13 in the team to take on France in Perpignan this Saturday (23rd October), live on BBC Two.

England Women Head Coach Craig Richards has named his team with York’s Savannah Andrade and St Helens’ Rachael Woosey both set to make their international debuts.

Emily Rudge will captain the side and become England Women’s all-time appearance leader with 24 caps, after debuting back in 2008 against this weekend’s opponents France.

Fran Goldthorp, Beth Stott, Hollie Dodd, and Paige Travis are all included after making their international debuts earlier this season in the 60-0 defeat of Wales at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Head Coach Craig Richards said: “We are looking forward to going out there and testing ourselves against tough opposition in France and continuing to develop ahead of next year’s Rugby League World Cup.”

England Women v France: Tara-Jane Stanley (Castleford Tigers), Fran Goldthorp (Leeds Rhinos), Savannah Andrade (York City Knights), Amy Hardcastle (St Helens), Caitlin Beevers (Leeds Rhinos), Jodie Cunningham (St Helens), Beth Stott (St Helens), Grace Field (York City Knights), Tara Jones (St Helens), Chantelle Crowl (St Helens), Emily Rudge (St Helens – Captain), Hollie Dodd (Castleford Tigers), Vicky Molyneux (Wigan Warriors).

Interchanges: Shona Hoyle (Huddersfield Giants), Paige Travis (St Helens), Vicky Whitfield (St Helens), Rachael Woosey (St Helens).