YORK City Knights Ladies duo Grace Field and Kelsey Gentles have been selected in the 19-player England squad to face Wales this Friday.

Both Field and Gentles, who have previous England experience, will be hoping to use this as a springboard for more international appearances in this World Cup year.

The pair link up with Knights director of rugby and England coach Lindsay Anfield, who will be partnered by incoming assistant Derek Hardman, the St Helens head coach.

Adam Cuthbertson, meanwhile, has left the England coaching set-up to focus on his playing commitments at the Knights.

Kick off at the Halliwell Jones Stadium is at 6pm.

England: Emily Rudge (St Helens, captain), Caitlin Beevers (Leeds Rhinos), Chantelle Crowl, Jodie Cunningham (both St Helens), Hollie Dodd (Castleford Tigers), Grace Field, Kelsey Gentles (both York City Knights), Fran Goldthorp (Leeds Rhinos), Amy Hardcastle (St Helens), Shona Hoyle (Castleford Tigers), Tara Jones (St Helens), Emma Lumley (Castleford Tigers), Vicky Molyneux (Wigan Warriors), Carrie Roberts (St Helens), Georgia Roche (Castleford Tigers), Beth Stott (St Helens), Tara Stanley (Castleford Tigers), Paige Travis (St Helens), Georgia Wilson (Wigan Warriors).