England’s Purple Roses tackle New Zealand in Saturday’s World Cup last trying to seal world glory with what can be their thirty first consecutive victory.
Head coach Simon Middleton has named a settled facet for the assembly with the Black Ferns at what shall be a sold-out Eden Park.
Right here, England prop Sarah Bern provides Sportsmail her information to England’s beginning workforce…
England prop Sarah Bern provides Sportsmail her information to England’s World Cup last beginning workforce
15: Ellie Kildunne – Ellie is an extrovert. She all the time needs to have enjoyable. It’s nice to have the ability to be foolish together with her. Helena Rowland may be very dynamic and troublesome to deal with, however sadly she suffered an damage within the semi-final with Canada. Ellie is available in at full-back and may be very skilled for somebody who remains to be so younger.
14: Lydia Thompson – We’ve got so many good wingers! Claudia MacDonald had an amazing sport within the semi-final. She’s on the bench for the ultimate and protecting scrum-half and wing which reveals how versatile she is. Lydia is available in and to have a participant of her high quality within the facet reveals the energy in depth we have now within the squad. She’s excellent defensively.
13: Emily Scarratt – ‘Scaz’ is simply very, very calm. She’s very rational and can by no means panic. She additionally provides actually good hugs! She’s humorous and loves amusing however her expertise is actually vital to the workforce. She’s proved over her profession that’s she’s top-of-the-line gamers within the ladies’s sport. The selections she makes on the pitch are all the time the proper ones.
Emily Scarratt loves amusing and provides actually good hugs however her expertise is actually vital
12: Holly Aitchison – Tatyana Heard has performed the final couple of video games at inside centre and accomplished rather well after recovering from so many accidents. Holly is a distinct kind of participant however has loads of large sport expertise. She’s performed at an Olympics in sevens and made her debut within the 15-a-side sport in opposition to New Zealand final autumn.
11: Abby Dow – We don’t name her ‘Abby Wow’ for no purpose! Her two semi-final tries have been simply superb and reward for all of the onerous work she’s put into her restoration from a damaged leg in April. She deserves an excessive amount of credit score for that, as do the medical workforce. She’s so fast and powerful. Give her an opportunity and he or she’ll take it. I’m excited to see what she will do within the last. Each workforce would need her on their facet. She’s top-of-the-line on the planet.
Abby Dow is likely one of the greatest wingers on the planet and each nation would need her taking part in
10: Zoe Harrison – I am keen on her. I grew up taking part in with and in opposition to Zoe. We have been on reverse groups when Surrey performed Hertfordshire. I’ve seen her develop in confidence. She’s an amazing kicker and sensible tactically. She doesn’t all the time look critical however she has an perspective that claims ‘don’t mess with me’ although she’s a very nice particular person. Very humorous too.
9: Leanne Infante – Scrum-halves are imagined to boss the forwards about however I’ve really advised Leanne to be even bossier! She had a horrible damage final yr – not for the primary time – however has recovered from that. She’s an excellent No 9 with an actual passing risk.
1: Vickii Cornborough – My prop and scrum companion. Actually humorous however only a ruthless participant. All the things she does is 100 per cent, particularly within the contact space. She is extremely onerous working however may have amusing.
Vickii Cornborough is actually humorous however only a ruthless participant who provides the whole lot 100 per cent
2: Amy Cokayne – You already know these persona exams you are able to do the place your character is summed up by a color? Amy can be a crimson! She seems offended on the pitch, may be very aggressive, and might typically come throughout as blunt. However that’s not the entire story. You don’t wish to mess together with her on the pitch. She’s one of the vital devoted gamers I do know.
3: Sarah Bern – I believe the opposite gamers would say I’m very completely different on the pitch to how I’m off it! In coaching and matches I’m very, very decided and a participant who works onerous. Off the pitch I’m very chilled and simply wish to have enjoyable. Ditsy is a phrase which might most likely sum me up effectively!
4: Zoe Aldcroft – By no means cuts corners… which might be why she was World Rugby’s participant of the yr in 2021! Zoe is my roommate and we all know one another from Hartpury. We’re not large tea drinkers however we do love a pizza after a sport! There’s this place in Auckland we go to known as Dante’s. They do a truffle pizza however every time we’ve been thus far it’s been offered out! I really need one so hopefully we are able to go after the ultimate.
Zoe Aldcroft is Bern’s roommate and so they love consuming a pizza collectively after a sport
5: Abbie Ward – Our line-out and maul is a large a part of our sport and Abbie is the driving drive. She’s so good by way of her rugby data. She’s considered one of my closest pals in addition to a Bristol team-mate. Abbie actually takes care of me after I’m having a foul day and runs our line-out with Zoe. She units and drives the workforce’s requirements and calls the line-out.
6: Alex Matthews – No-one can match her work fee. Even when her legs are about to fall off she nonetheless finds some extra power from someplace! Alex comes throughout as quiet however when she comes out of her shell, she’s actually humorous. She was an inspiration to me coming via at London Irish and is a very skilled athlete having performed sevens and gone everywhere in the world.
7: Marlie Packer – Very, very vocal and intensely passionate. She runs her sport on that. She’s one other skilled participant having featured within the final last like Scaz and our captain Sarah Hunter. She’s a motivation for us youthful gamers.
8: Sarah Hunter (capt) – It’s simply phenomenal how she leads. She does the whole lot; captains the workforce, does all of the media, and has numerous tasks. Her longevity is superior and the ultimate shall be her 139th Take a look at which is simply unbelievable! On the sphere she does loads of unseen work and never the flashy stuff however she’s a significant determine. I bear in mind going to a UK Faculties Video games at 15 or 16 and Sarah was there to speak to us. She was an actual inspiration to me then and now I’m her team-mate!
Sarah Hunter’s longevity is superior and the ultimate shall be her 139th Take a look at which is simply unbelievable
Replacements: Lark Davies, Maud Muir, Shaunagh Brown, Cath O’Donnell, Poppy Cleall, Sadia Kabeya, Claudia MacDonald, Tatyana Heard
New Zealand: Renee Holmes; Ruby Tui, Stacey Fluhler, Theresa Fitzpatrick, Portia Woodman; Ruahei Demant (capt), Kendra Cocksedge; Phillipa Love, Georgia Ponsonby, Amy Rule, Maiakawanakaukani Roos, Chelsea Bremner, Alana Bremner, Sarah Hirini, Charmaine McMenamin.
Replacements: Luka Connor, Krystal Murray, Santo Taumata, Joanah Ngan-Woo, Kennedy Simon, Ariana Bayler, Hazel Tubic, Ayesha Leti-I’iga
Referee: Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 6.30am, Saturday