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Four Bristol Rugby Ladies Selected For Six Nations Showdown

Four Bristol Rugby Ladies players are in England Women's starting XV when they take on France in the Six Nations title decider tonight (8pm).

Amber Reed continues at fly-half after starring in the 20-13 win over Wales last weekend, with full back Katie Mason also picked in the backline.

Sarah Hunter and Izzy Noel-Smith are selected in the back row for the clash at Stade de la Rabine and England captain Huner is expecting a tough encounter.

"When you see you've got France away you always get this excitement because you know it's going to be a battle,” she said.

“You know it’s going to be a hostile environment and it’ll be a physical battle everyone will be up for and everyone is relishing."

France have won their last nine home games in the tournament since England beat them in Paris in 2012.

The winner of tonight’s tie will be crowned Six Nations champions, while a victory for England would also secure them the Grand Slam.

England coach Scott Bernand said he expected  "hard" and "physical" match.

"We set a high bar for ourselves and we are where we wanted to be at this point in the tournament," he said.

"Our ambition is to go to France and win. France will step up their physicality. We're ready for that but remember, they've got to deal with us."

England: Katie Mason (Bristol), Lydia Thompson, Lauren Cattell, Ceri Large, Lotte Clapp, Amber Reed (Bristol), La Toya Mason, Rochelle Clark, Emma Croker, Vickii Cornborough, Emily Braund, Tamara Taylor, Harriet Millar-Mills, Izzy Noel-Smith (Bristol), Sarah Hunter (Bristol)

Replacements: Amy Cokayne, Heather Kerr, Bianca Dawson, Poppy Leitch, Poppy Cleall, Bianca Blackburn, Leanne Riley, Ruth Laybourn

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