Aldcroft to start for England under-20s in France clash

Zoe Aldcroft hands off an opponent

Zoe Aldcroft hands off an opponent

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Scarborough-born Zoe Aldcroft is set to start for England womens under-20s when they take on France on Saturday.

Aldcroft, who plays for Darlington Mowden Park and learned her trade as a youngster at Scarborough RUFC, will play at number eight when the England youngsters tackle their French counterparts at Esher.

Zoe (above right) with her England shirt

Zoe (above right) with her England shirt

Last time out, the under-20s beat Army Women 41-12 with 16 new caps wearing the white shirt for the first time.

England will be looking to improve on last season’s two clashes against France, having lost away 25-0 before a 10-5 loss at home last March.

Saturday will mark the first of two games against France this month, with the second away at Chantilly RFC on Saturday March 19.