Littleborough rugby player Paige Travis named in England Women squad for Sunday’s Test Match

Date published: 09 June 2022

Littleborough rugby player Paige Travis has been named on the England Women squad for Sunday’s test match against Wales at Cross Keys RFC, Newport – the first of two in consecutive weekends as the team step up their preparations for this autumn’s World Cup. 

Travis, 21, a former Hollingworth Academy student, joined St Helens last year, and has scored 15 tries in 20 appearances over the two seasons. The back row was previously selected for the England side in May 2020, and made her international debut in June 2021.

Travis has previously represented Firwood Waterloo and Littleborough Ladies (rugby union).

Head coach Craig Richards said: “It is brilliant to be able to introduce so many new and talented faces to the side ahead of this weekend’s trip to Wales. 

“All of the potential debutants have impressed me in the early stages of the season and have earned the opportunity to show us what they can do on the international stage.

“There is a real competition for places amongst the squad now and players need to be performing consistently to wear the England shirt.

“The upcoming mid-season internationals against Wales and France will allow us to see where we are at as a squad and are pivotal in our continued preparations to the Rugby League World Cup later this year.”

England Women were 60-0 victors over Wales in last year’s mid-season international at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Sunday’s game which kicks off at 1pm on Sunday 12 June, will be shown live on both The Sportsman and The Sportsman Rugby League on YouTube. The following weekend England will play France at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium on Saturday 18 June – part of a double header also including England’s Men facing the Combined Nations All Stars, with both games live on Sky Sports.

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