YORK City Knights Ladies stars Savannah Andrade and Olivia Wood could make their England debuts this weekend after being named in the 20-player squad to face France.

Uncapped York pair Andrade and Wood were among the players picked in the England national performance squad last month and could now be set for their first international appearances.

The Knights duo are joined by club team-mate Grace Field in the squad, while outside back Kelsey Gentles, who is also part of the national performance set-up, misses out.

Andrade, Wood and Field have been key parts of York’s transformation this season after arriving at the club in the early months of the season.

Along with new director of rugby Lindsay Anfield, the Knights have gone from just one league win in the 2019 season to reaching the Betfred Challenge Cup final and the Betfred Super League play-off semi-finals earlier this year.

England Women are taking on France (12pm) as part of a double header in Perpignan, with the men’s side taking on their French counterparts afterwards (2.30pm).

Both matches will be shown live on BBC 2 and will see an England Women’s international broadcast on terrestrial television for the first time.

England Women’s head coach Craig Richards said: “I’m delighted we have been able to name a host of new names in our squad to take on France.

“All four of the potential debutants have impressed me with their attitude and performances in the Betfred Women’s Super League and it has really created a strong competition for places within the squad.

“I am hopeful we will see at least two make their international debuts in Perpignan.

“This is another huge step on the road to the Rugby League World Cup and another great opportunity for players to prove what they can do on the international stage.”

Elsewhere, fellow Ladies star Bettie Lambert scored a try in Ireland's 26-24 win over Wales in the nation's first women's international.

Meanwhile, York's Ben Jones-Bishop and Jacob Ogden started in Jamaica's 56-4 defeat to England Knights.

Jones-Bishop scored Jamaica's sole try against a Knights side containing former York loanees Mikey Lewis, James McDonnell and Aaron Smith.