Fisher starts for England against Scotland

Worcester’s Heather Fisher will start for England Women in their game against Scotland in the Six Nations this Saturday at Meggatland in Edinburgh.

The flanker has replaced Lichfield’s Jane Leonard who sustained an injury in a Premiership match on Sunday.

Fisher, who has nine caps for England, has been involved in each of England’s Six Nations games, which has seen the defending champions win three matches out of three so far.

For the first time this season Darlington Mowden Park Sharks’ Katy McLean will captain England with skipper Catherine Spencer starting on the bench.

Worcester’s Karen Jones, Richmond’s Emma Layland and Bristol’s Kim Oliver also return to the England squad for the first time this season after some impressive performances for England A. Richmond’s Fiona Pocock will also make her first start for England at full back after missing England’s 22-5 victory over Ireland because of illness.

Kick off is at 1. 30pm


15 Fiona Pocock Richmond , 14 Katherine Merchant Worcester , 13 Emily Scarratt Lichfield , 12 Kimberley Oliver Bristol , 11 Amber Penrith Worcester , 10 Katy McLean (C) Darlington Mowden Park Sharks , 9 Amy Turner Richmond , 1 Claire Purdy Wasps , 2 Emma Layland Richmond , 3 Sophie Hemming Bristol , 4 Rebecca Essex Richmond , 5 Joanna McGilchrist Wasps , 6 Karen Jones Worcester , 7 Heather Fisher Worcester , 8 Tamara Taylor Darlington Mowden Park Sharks ,

Replacements: , 16 Amy Garnett Saracens , 17 Rochelle Clark Team Northumbria , 18 Margaret Alphonsi Saracens , 19 Catherine Spencer Bristol , 20 LaToya Mason Wasps , 21 RachaelBurford Richmond , 22 Francesca Matthews Richmond

England’s Six Nations Fixtures and Results:

England v Wales, Feb 6th, Esher RFC, KO 7pm WON 31-0 ,
Italy v England, Feb 13th, Noceto, KO 230pm WON 41-0 ,
England v Ireland, Feb 28th, Esher RFC, KO 3pm WON 22-5 ,
Scotland v England, March 13th, Meggatland, KO 130pm ,
France v England, March 19th, Rennes Stade Vellodrome, KO 8pm ,

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