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Thomas joins England Women’s EPS

14 September 2011

  • Thomas joins Elite Playing Squad
  • Wasps hooker replaces Croker
Geri Thomas Portrait

Photo: Getty Images

Geraldine Thomas has been called up to the England Women’s Elite Playing Squad (EPS) for the 2011/2012 season.

The Waps hooker replaces Richmond's Emma Croker, who has withdrawn from the squad this season for personal reasons.

Thomas has previously played England Under 20s rugby and will now join the squad ahead of a three-Test series against New Zealand this autumn as well as the RBS 6 Nations.

England Elite Squad

Claire Allan (Richmond, Centre)
Margaret Alphonsi (Saracens, Flanker)
Jennifer Brightmore (Worcester, Lock)
Rowena Burnfield (Richmond, Lock)
Rochelle Clark (Worcester, Prop)
Rebecca Essex (Richmond, Lock)
Hannah Field (Wasps, Flanker)
Heather Fisher (Worcester, Flanker)
Victoria Fleetwood (Lichfield, Hooker)
Sonia Green (Saracens, No.8)
Sophie Hemming (Bristol, Prop)
Natasha Hunt (Lichfield, Scrum Half)
Rose Jay (Lichfield, Scrum Half/Wing)
Sarah Hunter (Lichfield, Flanker)
Charlotte Keane (Worcester, Scrum Half)
Laura Keates (Worcester, Prop)
Ruth Laybourne (Leodiensians, Wing) 
Jane Leonard (Wasps, Flanker)
La Toya Mason (Wasps, Scrum Half)
Francesca Matthews (Richmond, Wing)
Joanna McGilchrist (Wasps, Lock)
Sarah McKenna (Old Albanians, Fly Half)
Katy McLean (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, Fly Half)
Katherine Merchant (Worcester, Wing)
Harriet Millar-Mills (Lichfield, No. 8)
Isabelle Noel-Smith (Bristol, Flanker)
Kimberley Oliver (Bristol, Fly Half)
Marlie Packer (Bristol, Flanker)
Fiona Pocock (Richmond, Full Back)
Claire Purdy (Wasps, Prop)
Amber Reed (Bristol, Centre)
Alice Richardson (Richmond, Centre)
Georgina Roberts (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, Centre)
Georgina Rozario (Lichfield, Scrum Half)
Emily Scarratt (Lichfield, Centre)
Michaela Staniford (Wasps, Wing)
Tamara Taylor (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, Lock)
Geraldine Thomas (Wasps, Hooker)
Amy Turner (Richmond, Hooker)
Lydia Thompson (Worcester, Wing) 
Danielle Waterman (Worcester, Full Back)
Charlotte Wild (Lichfield, Prop) 
Kay Wilson (Richmond, Full Back)