England name 35-strong training squad ahead of Women's Six Nations
Last Updated: 22/01/18 3:46pm
England have announced a 35-strong training squad who will gather at Bisham Abbey for a week-long camp ahead of next month's Women's Six Nations.
The final squad will be chosen after the camp before the Red Roses begin their title defence against Italy on Sunday 4 February, live on Sky Sports Mix.
Last year, England claimed their first Grand Slam triumph since 2012, and all of their Six Nations fixtures will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
"This is an important camp in terms preparation for our opening game," England head coach Simon Middleton said.
"We are under no illusions around the challenge of playing Italy. They are very skilled and unpredictable side in their style of play, with a strong pack and good set piece.
"For the players this is their final opportunity to put their hand up for selection.
"Our goal is to win the Six Nations and to do that we will be picking our strongest squad of players available, so it's essential that individuals perform at the top of their game in this camp."
England Six Nations training camp:
Bianca Blackburn, Rachael Burford, Lauren Cattell, Charlotte Clapp, Katy Daley-Mclean, Abigail Dow, Zoe Harrison, Ellie Kildunne, Caity Mattinson, Charlotte Pearce, Amber Reed, Leanne Riley, Kelly Smith, Lagi Tuima, Danielle Waterman, Rachael Woosey.
Sarah Bern, Jo Brown, Shaunagh Brown, Rowena Burnfield, Amy Cokayne, Rochelle Clark, Poppy Cleall, Vickii Cornborough, Lark Davies, Sarah Hunter, Olivia Jones, Heather Kerr, Poppy Leitch, Justine Lucas, Izzy Noel-Smith, Catherine O'Donnell, Marlie Packer, Tamara Taylor, Abbie Scott.