- Street pleased with team performance against France
- Praise for Watmore after dream debut
England Women’s head coach Gary Street says that the team are looking forward to taking on world champions New Zealand later this month after beating France on Saturday.
Street’s side managed to score three tries during the match in Esher to beat a strong French line-up 23-13 and get their Autumn Internationals series off to a winning start.
Despite the victory, Street believes the three match series against New Zealand is going to be a huge challenge but one that the team are capable of taking on.
“It’s going to be tough,” said Street. “Playing New Zealand in a three match series at home is a great challenge and we really can’t wait for it.
“We are pleased to get that result against the French. They are a big, physical side and they came at us. We only had a couple of days together before the game so there were undoubtedly too many errors but there are a lot of positives from the weekend.”
Debutant Joanne Watmore was one of the three try scorers against France and Street says she could be a future star for England.
“She is a great talent. I think she scored on her second touch so that was great to see. It’s fantastic to have her in the side and for her to score on her debut.”
England Women's Autumn Series
November 23, 2012 - England v New Zealand - Esher RFC - KO 7.30pm (Live on www.rfu.com/englandwomenlive)
November 27, 2012 - England v New Zealand - Aldershot Army Rugby Stadium - KO 7.30pm. (Live on www.rfu.com/englandwomenlive)
December 1, 2012 - England v New Zealand - Twickenham Stadium - KO 5pm (Live on Sky Sports 1HD)
Tickets for England’s Autumn International Series are available through www.ticketmaster.co.uk, priced at £10 for adults and £5 for Under 16s. This excludes the England v New Zealand game at Twickenham on December 1st as there is free entry to the stadium following the conclusion of the men’s match.