Six Nations: High five for England rugby roses
England women have announced their squad for the Six Nations – with five players from Lichfield Rugby Club included.
Amy Cokayne, Justine Lucas, Harriet Millar-Mills, Natasha Hunt and Emily Scarratt have all been selected by head coach Simon Middleton.
England begin the tournament by facing 2016 champions France at Twickenham on February 4.
However, there is no place in the squad for Lichfield's Emily Braund who misses out through injury. It has been confirmed this will be the first year all England's games will be screened on television.
"This is a huge year and we now have a squad training full time," Middleton said. "Our preparation is based around a world-class programme and the Six Nations forms a key milestone ahead of the Women's Rugby World Cup in August.
"There is strength and depth in this squad and, while we will be taking one week at a time and working to build through the tournament, our ambition is to win the Six Nations trophy."