The second game against New Zealand will take place in Northampton on Saturday, 7 November.
Almost half the squad play their club rugby for either Harlequins or Saracens and, according to Middleton, more than 85% of them have been double jabbed.
From a performance and comfort point of view it does make a difference … it can be done and hopefully it becomes the norm.
Bristol's Sarah Bern is in line for her first international run-out in a year after missing most of the 2020-21 season through injury.
Loughborough Lightning's Helena Rowland and Worcester's Alex Matthews had switched back from the short form of the game but Jones has opted to stay with Sevens.
We wanted players to put their hand up in the league and that's why they've been selected accordingly.