Hunter returns to captain England

After 13 months Sarah Hunter makes her return to the England side this weekend for their second-round fixture of the Six Nations versus Italy.

Gaining her 124th cap for England Hunter will captain the side that takes to the field at the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma, at 2pm this Saturday looking for their second win of the Championships.

Alongside Hunter are Lightning teammates Cath O’Donnell (5), Helena Rowland (10) and Vice-Captain Emily Scarratt (13) who all retain their starting places, while Lark Davies (2) moves to the bench.

To read what Head Coach Simon Middleton has to say about the upcoming fixture head to the England Rugby website, and catch all the game action on the BBC iPlayer this Saturday.

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