Aldcroft and Leitch selected for England Women U20
16 February 2017 11:13am
By Paul Eddison
Zoe Aldcroft was part of the England Women team that downed Wales in Cardiff last weekend
Full internationals Poppy Leitch and Zoe Aldcroft are both in action tonight for England Women's U20s when they take on Army Women and head coach Jo Yapp is feeling confident.
"It's great to be able to select such an exciting side with a mixture of experience and new talent at this level."
Bristol flanker Leitch will captain the side from openside while Zoe Aldcroft - who came off the bench against both Wales and France in the past fortnight of this year's Women's Six Nations - will start at No.8.
"They have a number of esteemed Women's Premiership players in their squad who have played in this match before. Seeing how our players perform in this environment is what this fixture is all about."
Thursday's game is the first of three this season for the U20s, with the squad also facing France both home and away on 25 February and 17 March respectively.
Entry for the match against Army Women on Thursday will be free at Aldershot Army Rugby Stadium, located just off the A325.
England Women U20 v Army
15. Catriona McNaney (Bristol, University of Exeter)
14. Sophie Tandy (Aylesford Bulls)
13. Ella Wyrwas (Welwyn, Hartpury College)
12. Lagilagi Tuima (Plymouth Albion)
11. Emma Uren (Saracens, St Mary's University Twickenham)
10. Zoe Harrison (Saracens, Middlesex University)
9. Tazmin Bricknell (Bristol, University of the West of England)
1. Ellena Perry (Saracens, Coventry University)
2. Leah Bartlett (Loughborough, Loughborough College)
3. Ellie Mulhearn (Bristol, Filton College)
4. Molly Morrissey (Lichfield, University of the West of England)
5. Anna Wolf (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, Northumbria University)
6. Sally Stott (Vale of Lune, Edinburgh University)
7. Poppy Leitch (Bristol, University of Exeter)
8. Zoe Aldcroft (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, Northumbria University)
Replacements: 16. Heather Kerr (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)*, 17. Jeanine Stephenson (Bristol, University of Exeter), 18. Michaella Roberts (Plymouth Albion), 19. Rosanna Moynihan (Welwyn, Hartpury College), 20. Charlie Wilcock (Waterloo), 21. Brooke Bradley (Bristol), 22. Lucy Attwood (Bristol, University of Bristol), 23. Linzi Taylor (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, Northumbria University).
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