Hartpury's Ellie earns England Women's start after try-scoring debut


Hartpury student Ellie Kildunne will make her first start for England Women on Tuesday evening (21 November) after coming off the bench to score in her debut last week. 

Kildunne, an A Level student at the college, will line up at full-back when England Women get their second test against Canada underway at Twickenham Stoop. The game, which kicks off at 7.45pm, is live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix.

The full-back will line up alongside fellow Hartpury student Amy Cockayne, who starts in the front row. Hartpury graduate Zoe Harrison is also amongst the replacements.

England Women's Head Coach, Simon Middelton, said: "What we are looking for in tomorrow's game is consistency of performance. We haven't made wholesale changes as we want to maintain core stability and that's been the approach with this particular side. We have mixed the forwards a bit more and the backs remain stable, with that we know we will create opportunities to get the younger players on the ball again and give them a chance to shine.

"We said from the outset that we would select a squad that we feel can deliver a winning performance and we are confident this team, can deliver on that."

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