Women’s Six Nations: Emily Scarratt is the captain of England in France Grand Slam decider

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Venue: Stade Jean Dauger, Bayonne Date: Saturday, 30 April Kick-off:14:15 BST
Coverage: Watch on BBC Two; listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website & app.

England's captain will be Emily Scarratt, with Sarah Hunter injured. Poppy Cleall will start at number eight in Saturday's Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam decider in France.

Sadia Kabeya and Sarah Beckett, who are both returning to the team, are two of six forwards on the bench. England anticipates a fierce physical battle.

Alex Matthews wins her 50th cap, as the Red Roses try to win a fourth consecutive title.

Cleall was examined by Simon Middleton after she sustained her calf injury on Sunday. He said that Poppy would be “fit” for Saturday.

Middleton added, “She will go through some additional tests.”

“If she is unable to play, everything will be in place. However, we don't expect that to happen.

France team faces EnglandRowland; Thompson; Scarratt (capt), Aitchison and Breach; Harrison, Infante, Cornborough, Davies; Bern, Aldcroft Ward, Matthews Packer, Cleall.

Replacements: Cokayne, Botterman, Muir, Galligan, Beckett, Kabeya, Hunt, Kildunne.

More information to come.

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