Natasha Hunt and Ella Wyrwas have been awarded England girls’s contracts earlier than subsequent yr’s Six Nations.
The duo bolster choices at scrum-half, with Harlequins’ Lucy Packer beforehand the one specialist 9 named.
Gloucester-Hartpury’s Hunt, 34, was not chosen for the final World Cup, however impressed the Red Roses teaching employees as they lifted the inaugural WXV trophy in New Zealand earlier this month.
The 2024 Women’s Six Nations begins on 23 March.
England, who beat France to seal the Grand Slam in entrance of a document girls’s crowd at Twickenham in April, start their title defence away in opposition to Italy a day later.
After lacking out on final yr’s Rugby World Cup, the place England misplaced to New Zealand within the remaining, Hunt was recalled final month and began the WXV remaining because the Red Roses beat the world champions.
Hunt has gained 67 caps and head of ladies’s efficiency Charlie Hayter stated having a participant with that have was “invaluable” including that she “suits the way we want to approach the game”.
Wyrwas, 24, has six caps for the Red Roses.
She made her worldwide debut within the 2023 Six Nations in opposition to Scotland. Hayter stated the teaching employees have been trying ahead to seeing her “exciting talent evolve”.
With Hunt and Wyrwas added to the squad, England now have 34 contracted gamers and 6 gamers on transition contracts.
England girls will subsequent come collectively for a coaching camp in January.