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Summary

  1. Kick-off: 19:30 GMT
  2. First match in three-Test series

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  1. Old Mutual Wealth Series 2017

    England face Canada in a three-Test series, with the opener taking place this evening.

    It was announced this week, that England women's players have secured a pay deal with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) before the autumn internationals.

    Under the terms of the new deal, the women's players will not be salaried employees of the RFU, but will be paid when on England duty in the autumn, Six Nations, and summer tour.

    Tonight's match is followed by two further tests on Tuesday 21st November and Saturday 25th November.

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  2. Team news

    England women v Canada women (19:30 GMT)

    England women have named seven uncapped players in their squad to play Canada at Allianz Park on Friday.

    Harlequins' Jess Breach and Wasps' Abi Dow start on the wings, with five other newcomers on the bench in the first of the three-Test series.

    Richmond's Rowena Burnfield gets her first England start for two years.

    Head coach Simon Middleton includes nine players who lost the World Cup final to New Zealand in August in his starting XV with two more on the bench.

    Saracens' Poppy Cleall gets her first start at number eight, so England captain Sarah Hunter starts on the blind-side flank.

  3. Squad news

    England women v Canada women (19:30 GMT)

    England: Waterman; Dow, Burford, Reed, Breach, Daley-Mclean, Riley; Cornborough, Cokayne, Kerr, Scott, Burnfield, Hunter, Packer, Cleall.

    Replacements: Davies, Clark, Botterman, Taylor, Brown, Mattinson, Harrison, Kildunne.

    Poppy Cleall