SAINTS hooker Katie Mottershead is in line to make her England debut after being named the 19-strong squad to face France in Toulouse next Saturday (29 June, KO 3.30pm local time).

The 20-year-old dummy half dynamo has made an impressive start to the year with Saints - operating effectively off the bench in replacing Tara Jones and has scored three tries already this season.

Mottershead has been called up alongside six of her Saints teammates - including some international duty veterans.

They include Wembley player of the match Zoe Harris who makes her return to the senior squad for the first time since the 2022 Rugby League World Cup.

The other five Saints are skipper Jodie Cunningham, Emily Rudge, Erin Stott, Paige Travis and Vicky Whitfield.

England Women Head Coach, Stuart Barrow, says: “It’s been a tough decision on who to include for next Saturday’s international, but I’m really pleased we’ve been able to name some new faces this time round including the likes of Katie Mottershead, Izzy Northrop, Isabel Rowe, Bella Sykes and Erin Stott.

“The trip will be a brilliant experience for them and I’m confident that with the help of our more senior internationals, they will be able to showcase the talent I know they all possess when we get on the pitch in Toulouse.

“Now we’re all looking forward to getting into camp on Thursday and preparing for what will be a tough game against France, who have just overcome Serbia in really tough conditions to qualify for the 2026 World Cup, but we’re up for the challenge.”

England Women take on France at 3.30pm (local time) on Saturday 29 June, followed by the Men’s international at 6pm. Both matches will be streamed live from Stade Ernest-Wallon on Super League+, Rugby League’s global, direct-to-consumer streaming service.

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France Under 19s will travel in the opposite direction just three days later to take on England Academy at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium on Tuesday 2 July (KO 7.30pm).

Toulouse Olympique's Betfred Championship match against Featherstone Rovers will also be played at Stade Ernest-Wallon on Saturday 29 June, with a 9pm kick off.

England Women squad: Caitlin Beevers, Keara Bennett (both Leeds Rhinos), Jodie Cunningham (St Helens), Anna Davies (Wigan Warriors), Amy Hardcastle (Leeds Rhinos), Zoe Harris (St Helens), Georgie Hetherington (York Valkyrie), Shona Hoyle (Leeds Rhinos), Zoe Hornby (Leeds Rhinos), Katie Mottershead (St Helens), Izzy Northrop (Leeds Rhinos), Eboni Partington (York Valkyrie) Isabel Rowe (Wigan Warriors) Emily Rudge (St Helens), Erin Stott (St Helens), Bella Sykes (Leeds Rhinos), Paige Travis (St Helens), Liv Wood (York Valkyrie), Vicky Whitfield (St Helens).