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Hunter to win 100th cap for England

Both England and Canada have, as expected,  made widespread changes to their teams to clash again on Tuesday night at the Stoop with England captain Sarah Hunter set to win her 100th cap. 

With just four days between the two games, there is no surprise to see a raft of new faces involved, with England on a high after their 79-5 win at Allianz Park. 

In Canada's changes, aptain Laura Russell moves to the second row to replace Ngalula Fuamba, while Manitoba’s Emily Tuttosi wins her first start on debut for Canada.

In the backs, Jess Neilson moves to scrum half, Brianna Miller slots in at fullback and Montreal’s Anais Holly is set to start at flyhalf. Emmanuela Jada has moved to the wing for Nadia Popov who remains on the bench.

Fabiola Forteza has been ruled out of contention for the remainder of the tour due to injury and head Coach Sandro Fiorino has called up Pamphinette Buisa to join the squad for the remainder of the tour to replace her. 

For England there are also eight changes, two positional. In the backline, Ellie Kildunne earns her first start at full-back and in the scrum Rochelle Clark and Amy Cokayne, who both scored tries in the opening Test - start alongside Heather Kerr.
Tamara Taylor  makes her first start of the series and is joined by Catherine O’Donnell, who will earn her first cap for England in the second row. Jo Brown (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks) and captain Sarah Hunter make up the back row. On the bench there is another uncapped player with Lagi Tuima named. 

Simon Middleton said “What we are looking for in tomorrow’s game is consistency of performance. We haven’t made wholesale changes as we want to maintain core stability and that’s been the approach with this particular side. We have mixed the forwards a bit more and the backs remain stable, with that we know we will create opportunities to get the younger players on the ball again and give them a chance to shine.
“We said from the outset that we would select a squad that we feel can deliver a winning performance and we are confident this team, can deliver on that.”
Middleton added: “Sarah Hunter is an incredible player and the ultimate professional. She has the highest standards in everything that she does, both on and off the pitch. A true leader, ultra-composed and rational but at the same time has real steel in her, she manages the team brilliantly.

“To achieve 100 caps in a career is truly special, Sarah should be immensely proud.”

Canada; Brianna Miller, Paige Farries, Dria Bennett, Emily Belchos, Emmanuela Jada, Anais Holly, Jess Neilson, Brittany Kassil, Emily Tuttosi, Olivia De Merchant, Tyson Beukeboom, Laura Russell, Pamphinette Buisa, Sara Svoboda, Cindy Nelles,
Replacements: Alexandria Ellis, Veronica Harrigan, McKinley Hunt, Emma Taylor, Janna Slevinsky, Justine Pelletier, Nadia Popov,Sam Alli,

England:  Ellie Kildunne, Jess Breach, Rachael Burford, Amber Reed, Charlotte Clapp, Katy Daley-Mclean, Leanne Riley, Rochelle Clark, Amy Cokayne, Heather Kerr, Catherine O'Donnell, Tamara Taylor, Jo Brown, Marlie Packer, Sarah Hunter.
Replacements:Lark Davies, Vickii Cornborough, Hannah Botterman, Abbie Scott, Izzy Noel-Smith, Caity Mattinson. Zoe Harrison, Lagi Tuima* (Bristol Ladies, uncapped)