England Women unchanged for Italy

Harriet Millar-Mills of England runs in a try during the Six Nations 2016 match versus Scotland

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England’s five-try win over Scotland

England Women have named an unchanged team for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Italy in Ivrea (14:00 GMT).

Head coach Scott Bemand keeps faith with the starting XV that beat Scotland 32-0 in Cumbernauld last weekend, scoring five tries in the process.

Bristol’s uncapped 18-year-old Poppy Leitch could make her international debut from the bench.

In another change to the replacements, Lydia Thompson comes in, with Lucy Demaine and Courtney Gill missing out.

England Women team: Katie Mason (Bristol); Ruth Laybourn (Darlington Mowden Park), Lauren Cattell (Saracens), Ceri Large (Worcester), Lotte Clapp (Saracens); Amber Reed (Bristol), La Toya Mason (Darlington Mowden Park); Rochelle Clark (Worcester), Amy Cokayne (Lichfield), Vickii Cornborough (Richmond), Abbie Scott (Darlington Mowden Park), Emily Braund (Lichfield), Harriet Millar-Mills (Lichfield), Izzy Noel-Smith (Bristol), Sarah Hunter (Bristol).

Replacements: Emma Croker (Richmond), Heather Kerr (Darlington Mowden Park), Bee Dawson (Wasps), Poppy Leitch (Bristol), Poppy Cleall (Saracens), Bianca Blackburn (Worcester), Leanne Riley (Richmond), Lydia Thompson (Worcester).


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