Rugby: Former Ellingham & Ringwood youngster Poppy Cleall has been drafted into the England Women Rugby World Cup squad.

She replaces fly-half Emily Scott who has been ruled out due to injury and will not travel to Ireland.

Forward Cleall, who has 12 caps for England, featured in all of their Six Nations Grand Slam winning games this season.

Head coach Simon Middleton said: "While it’s disappointing for 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 in the wider squad on a full-time basis as part of our Rugby World Cup preparations."