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Five Lightning Rugby players named in England training squad

Red Roses Head Coach Simon Middleton has named an extended training squad to take part in a three-day camp in Bisham this weekend, which includes five Lightning ladies.

43 players will meet at Bisham Abbey on Friday 13th October, with a select group of players remaining in camp to take part in two international training games against South Africa on Wednesday 18 and Sunday 22 October in Aldershot.

Named in the 43 are current captain and Lightning Player-Coach Sarah Hunter, forwards Cath O’Donnell and Olivia Jones and backs Celia Quansah and Charlotte Pearce.

The camp will be the first time the squad have gathered together since the Women’s Rugby World Cup and is the start of preparations for the Old Mutual Wealth Series that will see England play Canada in three Tests, with the first taking place on Friday 17 November at Allianz Park.

For further information on the full squad please click here.

The five Lightning players named are:

Sarah Hunter
Cath O’Donnell
Olivia Jones
Celia Quansah (pictured)
Charlotte Pearce