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Supporters Detysha Harper, Laura Keates and phenom Emma Sing were allowed to continue pre-season training with their clubs; England will meet the United States in Exeter on Saturday, before facing Wales in Bristol on September 14

Last update: 08/29/22 2:05 PM

Emma Singh is one of three players left out of England's squad to face the United States

Emma Singh is one of three players left out of England’s squad to face the United States

Simon Middleton left three of the 35 players named ahead of England’s first game of the Summer Nations Championship against the United States on Saturday.

Props Detysha Harper and Laura Keates have been allowed to return to the Loughborough Lightning and Worcester Warriors respectively to continue their pre-season training after being called up to the team at the start of August.

Gloucester-Hartbury afternoon Emma Singh, last season’s top scorer in the Allianz Premier 15s, is back at her club as well, although the trio remain part of the Middleton coach’s broader coaching squad for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in October and November.

“We had a good month of preparations at Pinehill Park where the players worked very hard,” Middleton said before facing the United States in Exeter.

“We have reduced the squad to 35 before this weekend’s game. Those who are not selected in this squad remain a large part of the wider World Cup and competition coaching squad.

“We feel it is best for them to go back to their clubs in their preliminary seasons and we will of course be watching and communicating all the time.

“We are looking forward to spending the week in Exeter before an exciting match.”

Simon Middleton prepares for Red Roses for two auditions in September

Simon Middleton prepares for Red Roses for two auditions in September

All 30 contracted England players remain in the squad to face the Americans, as well as non-contracted players Rosie Galligan, Sadia Capia, Connie Powell, Morena Taling, Natasha Hunt and Claudia MacDonald.

Among those still involved is Abby Dow, who has remained with the group to continue her rehabilitation from a broken leg in the Red Roses’ win over Wales during this year’s Six Nations Championship.

A win over the United States would extend England’s unbeaten run to 24 matches, followed by a confrontation with old rivals Wales in Bristol on Wednesday 14 September.

The Red Roses team consists of 35 players

Attackers: Zoe Aldecroft (Gloucester-Hartbury), Sarah Beckett (Gloster-Hartbury), Sarah Byrne (Bristol Bears), Hannah Puterman (Saracens), Shawnagh Brown (Harlequins), Bryony Kleil (Wasps), Bobby Kleil (Saracens), Amy Kokin ( Harlequins), Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins), Lark Davies (Bristol Bears), Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens), Rosie Galligan (Harlequins), Sarah Hunter (Loughborough Lightning), Sadia Kabeya (Loughborough Lightning), Alex Matthews (Gloucester-Hartpur) Maud Muir (Gloucester-Hartbury), Cath O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning), Marley Packer (Saracens), Connie Powell (Gloucester-Hartbury), Morwena Talling (Loughborough Lightning), Abby Ward (Bristol Bears).

their appearance: Holly Aitchison (Muslims), Jess Brake (Muslims), Zoe Harrison (Muslims), Tatiana Heard (Gloucester-Hartbury), Natasha Hunt (Gloucester-Hartbury), Leanne Infante (Saracens), Ellie Keldon (Harlequins), Claudia MacDonald Chiefs) Sarah McKenna (Muslims), Lucy Packer (Harlequins), Amber Reed (Bristol Bears), Helena Rowland (Loughborough Lightning), Emily Scarratt (Loughborough Lightning), Lydia Thompson (University of Worcester Warriors), Abby Dow (rehabilitation).

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