FORMER Ellingham & Ringwood ace Poppy Cleall has been named in the England squad for their three-Test Quilter Internationals.

The Red Roses face USA, Canada and Ireland at Allianz Park, Castle Park and Twickenham Stadium next month.

Alderholt-raised Cleall will be hoping to feature when England open their campaign against USA at Allianz Park on November 9.

She played for the Es from under-seven to under-18 level, except for one year at Salisbury, and is now on the books at Saracens.

England head coach Simon Middleton said: “As a group, we are really looking forward to getting the Quilter Internationals underway and performing to our maximum.

“We have made a number of changes within the squad, with 12 new faces named since the 2018 Six Nations, while there is a great feel of youthfulness, with seven players fresh from the under-20 summer tour.

"We have critically been able to retain a number of world class performers from the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup, ensuring an essential balance of quality, youth and experience.

“As we start our journey towards the 2021 World Cup, the focus over the Quilter Internationals is not only on winning but performance.

"We have reshaped our game and we will be looking to see which players can bring the plan to life in the intensity of an international match environment.

"With full-time contracts on the horizon and a great season of international rugby in front of us, the challenge and opportunity is there for individuals to stake their claim as a Red Rose.”

Meanwhile, former Bournemouth Rugby youngster Charlie Ewels has been named in a 36-man England squad to fly to Portugal next week for a training camp to prepare for the first match of the Quilter Internationals against South Africa.

Ewels, who attended Moordown St Johns and Bournemouth School, has been selected for the first time this season.

The Bournemouth-born lock, who plays for Bath, will be hoping to win a place in a 23-strong squad for the Test against the Springboks on November 3.

England also face New Zealand (November 10), Japan (November 17) and Australia (November 24) at Twickenham Stadium.

Head coach Eddie Jones said: “I’m really happy with the squad. We can only control what we can control and injuries have happened.

"It gives an opportunity for some good new players to play some important Tests for England while players who have been in the squad before will have to take on more responsibility."

On the training camp in Portugal, Jones said: “We have taken a slightly different approach this year. With the World Cup in mind, we are going to Portugal in the middle of next week until the Thursday of the Test week so will be back to train at Twickenham the day before we play South Africa.

"As well as giving the players a different experience, it also gives them some rest after their club matches before joining up with England.

“The Portugal camp is about getting the team organised. The players have all been playing in different systems and with different ideas at their clubs so it’s about producing a team that is absolutely brutal in the physical contest, as the game demands, and also playing a smart English brand of rugby.”