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The England Women's Under 20s squad, who'll take on France for the first time ever on March 21st at Sainte Nazaire, kick off 1pm, has been announced.

Bristol's Charlotte Male will captain England on their first outing this season, which also includes games against Wales in April and May. In total there are eight players in the starting line-up that featured in England's victorious U20s Nations Cup campaign last season.

The historic game will be played as a curtain raiser to the men's Under 20s Six Nations match and it's expected the games will draw crowds that the female young guns will never have experienced before.

RFUW Coach Kevin Moggridge said: "This is the first ever England Women's Under 20s match against France and what an opportunity it is for the players involved.

"To play in France, in the curtain raiser to the men's U20s match and in front of a packed stadium full of thousands of fans will be very special. Our players will certainly never have experienced anything like this before. The French are a really passionate rugby nation so this is going to be a big experience for everyone involved."

This term the England Under 20s programme is headed up by Programme Manager Tom Stokes and England Assistant Coach Graham Smith, who comes in as technical advisor. Specialist coaches have also been brought in, including Moggridge.

Moggridge added: "England U20s is more about the long term development for our players, getting them ready to play England A and England senior rugby so this game is going to be an important stepping stone for them. A lot of these U20s girls have come through our Talent Development Group and that shows that this programme is working well.

"In the forwards we have got quite a lot of experience where as the backline is a newer look. I am expecting players like Bristol's Marlie Packer and Charlotte Male to lead by example."

England U20s Squad

15 Sophie Watkiss Worcester

14 Kay Wilson Richmond

13 Rose Fong Darlington Mowden Park Sharks

12 Hannah Gallagher Saracens

11 Garnet Mackinder Lichfield

10 Emily Scott Welwyn

9 Jessie Flowers Oxford University

1 Sarah George University of Exeter

2 Natalie McClarnon Saracens

3 Charlotte Male (C) Bristol

4 Amy Millar Worcester

5 Stacey Maguire Lichfield

6 Marlie Packer Bristol

7 Hannah Field Wasps

8 Harriet Mills Lichfield

Replacements

16 Geraldine Thomas Old Albania Saints

17 Sasha Acheson Shelford

18 Juliet Short Darlington Mowden Park Sharks

19 Nicola Hoole Bristol

20 Fiona Davidson Richmond

21 Amy Wilson Hardy Hove

22 Amber Reed Bristol

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