Emily Scott the England fly-half has been forcefully withdrawn from the team because of injury five days earlier to the Women’s World Cup (WWC) starts in Ireland.
For the next few days, Hooker Vicky Fleetwood will be remaining in England to undergo the rehab for a small injury. Poppy Cleall, who plays forward, and who has won 12 caps so for the England’s team, including Six Nations Grand Slam in 2017, has been called up in the team as a replacement.
England will start its campaign opposite to Spain in Dublin, with tickets still available for some matches via this website, as well as through the official England Women’s Rugby website.
The head coach of England’s women team Simon Middleton said ‘certainly it is disappointing for Emily, the team is aware that she will quickly recover from her injuries and will get back to her game diligently and we all are hoping that to happen. We want her to get fit soon as play as a standby in the tournament.
“Poppy’s call up to the game is good for the team as she has won Six Nations Grand Slam and she is the player with surplus talent. Moreover, she offers the team a bit more balance than what is required in the forwards position”
August 9, Spain, UCD Bowl, Dublin (14:00 BST)
August 13, Italy, UCD Bowl, Dublin (14:30 BST)
August 17, USA, UCD Bowl, Dublin (14:30 BST)
The full team of England is this:
Forwards: Zoe Aldcroft, Rochelle Clark, Sarah Bern, Amy Cokayne, Sarah Hunter (C), Vickii Cornborough, Heather Kerr, Alex Matthews, Justine Lucas, Harriet Millar-Mills, Marlie Packer, Izzy Noel-Smith, Abbie Scott, Poppy Cleall and Tamara Taylor.
Backs: Natasha Hunt, Rachael Burford, Megan Jones, Katy McLean, La Toya Mason, Amber Reed, Emily Scarratt (VC), Leanne Riley, Lydia Thompson, Kay Wilson, Danielle Waterman, Amy Wilson Hardy.