Red Roses in the World Cup final!


Nov 2022

The Red Roses have once again made the Rugby World Cup Final set to take place this weekend!
They will face hosts New Zealand on Saturday morning Kick off at 6.30am (GMT) live on ITV1.

The match will be played at Eden Park, Auckland and so far more than 40,000 tickets have been sold making it a record breaking crowd for a womens rugby game.

This will be the Rose’s 3rd title chase after winning previously in 1994 and 2014. The Black Ferns have triumphed on 5 occasions; 4 of those being against the Red Roses, which really sets this up to be one of the greats!

The starting line up features Leicester born Emily Scarratt and also Loughborough Lightening stars Sarah Hunter (Captain), Sadia Kabeya and Cath O’Donnell.

Good Luck from Leicestershire Rugby Union!

See full team line up below:

15 Ellie Kildunne (Harlequins, 30 caps)
14 Lydia Thompson (University of Worcester Warriors, 57 caps)
13 Emily Scarratt (vc) (Loughborough Lightning, 107 caps)
12 Holly Aitchison (Saracens, 14 caps)
11 Abby Dow (Wasps, 29 caps)
10 Zoe Harrison (Saracens, 45 caps)
9 Leanne Infante (Saracens, 57 caps)
1 Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins, 74 caps)
2 Amy Cokayne (Harlequins, 69 caps)
3 Sarah Bern (Bristol Bears, 51 caps)
4 Zoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury, 37 caps)
5 Abbie Ward (Bristol Bears, 60 caps)
6 Alex Matthews (Gloucester-Hartpury, 55 caps)
7 Marlie Packer (Saracens, 88 caps)
8 Sarah Hunter (c) Loughborough Lightning, 139 caps)

16 Lark Davies (Bristol Bears, 43 caps)
17 Maud Muir (Gloucester-Hartpury, 16 caps)
18 Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins, 29 caps)
19 Cath O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning, 23 caps)
20 Poppy Cleall (Saracens, 62 caps)
21 Sadia Kabeya (Loughborough Lightning, 7 caps)
22 Claudia MacDonald (Exeter Chiefs, 23 caps)
23 Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury, 8 caps)