Cath O'Donnell comes into England women's rugby side in one of nine changes for their latest Women’s Rugby Super Series encounter against Canada.

Taking place in San Diego on Sunday morning (1.15am kick-off UK time), the 23-year-old lock, from Maryport, is named at second row after coming on in the 38-5 win against USA last Friday and will earn her 14th international cap.

Fellow former Keswick School student Abbie Scott is named on the bench, though, after captaining the team in that game.

Captain Sarah Hunter returns to the starting line-up to lead the side from No.8, with Sarah Beckett also added to the back row.

There is also a whole new front row of Vickii Cornborough, Lark Davies and Hannah Botterman. Jo Brown switches from blind-side flanker to open-side.

In the backs, there is a new centre partnership in the shape of Emily Scott and Millie Wood, with Carys Williams coming on to the wing.

"I think Canada have got the competition going with their performance against France as I don’t think many people expected them to win [they claimed a 36-19 success]," head coach Simon Middleton told England Rugby's website.

"They play very differently now to what they used to, and they play to their strengths which is that physical nature.

"They’re really organised, come at you in attack in a very specific manner and can be very difficult to get the ball off. They have also grown their kicking game which proved to be very effective against both New Zealand and France, so it’s going to be a massive challenge.

"It’s huge when Sarah Hunter plays for us. We have some great back-row players but she has so much character and leadership, so it’s great to have her back.

"This game is about taking the things we’ve done in training on to the field. It feels like quite a while since we played our first game but we’re now really ready to go.

"Touring and being successful in major competitions is about using your squad and players stepping up and taking their opportunities.

"We’ve got 28 players, and now, it’s about trusting them to do their jobs individually and collectively.

"In any successful squad, you need players to demonstrate adaptability, players who can step in and step up are a valuable commodity when it comes to playing in Test series and World Cups.

"This will be a really tough game against a formidable and confident Canada."

The Red Roses last faced Canada in the November 2018 Quilter Internationals when they earned a 27-19 win at Castle Park in Doncaster.