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Rugby World Cup: Saracens’ Emily Scott misses out with injury

PUBLISHED: 16:06 04 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:06 04 August 2017

England's Emily Scott competes against France's Camille Cabalou at Twickenham Stoop (pic Adam Davy/PA)

England's Emily Scott competes against France's Camille Cabalou at Twickenham Stoop (pic Adam Davy/PA)

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Saracens fly-half Emily Scott has been forced to withdraw from the England Women’s squad for the Rugby World Cup in Ireland due to injury.

Clubmate and hooker Vicky Fleetwood has also sustained a minor injury and will remain in England to undergo intensive rehabilitation over the next few days before joining the squad at a later date.

Scott will be replaced in the squad by Poppy Cleall, who has won 12 caps so far and featured in all of England’s matches in their Six Nations Grand Slam this year.

Coach Simon Middleton said: “While it’s disappointing Emily, we know she will rehab diligently, working closely with our medical team over the coming weeks and we hope to have her fit and ready on standby if required later in the tournament.

“With Vicky remaining in England for the time being, we have opted to call up Poppy, who offers us a bit more balance in the forwards.

“We have full confidence in Poppy, who has been training with the wider squad.”

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