• England demonstrate squad strength with new-look XV
• ‘We are really happy with the way our tournament preparation has gone’
The England head coach, Simon Middleton, has left Emily Scarratt, star of the 2014 Rugby World Cup, on the bench for his side’s tournament opener after naming a new-look team to face Spain on Wednesday.
In a demonstration of the strength in depth available to Middleton in Dublin, Scarratt is joined among the replacements by the 124-cap prop Rochelle Clark, while Tamara Taylor, England’s second most capped player of all time behind Clark, is absent from the squad altogether. Similarly, there is …read more