KATY Daley-McLean feels there’s no better time for women and girls in Eastleigh to give rugby a go.

And the Red Roses legend reckons the booming success of England Rugby’s Allianz Inner Warrior programme can blaze a trail in nurturing Hampshire’s female talent as lockdown restrictions ease.

England beat France 10-6 in the final of the revamped Women’s Six Nations last weekend, securing a third title on the spin at Twickenham Stoop.

The game was broadcast live to the nation on BBC Two and Daley-McLean hopes it can inspire women to get down to their local Warrior Camp at Trojans Rugby Club this Saturday.

Allianz Inner Warrior is a series of fun, social fitness camps for women all over the country and former England captain Daley-McLean, who racked up 116 caps and lifted the World Cup in 2014, believes the Red Roses’ success can provide a shot in the arm for the campaign to introduce women and girls to rugby.

The 35-year-old, who hung up her international boots this year and is an ambassador for Allianz Inner Warrior, said: “It’s massive.

“The Red Roses have been in great form and we’re starting to see so much more of that on mainstream TV. You want to jump on the back of that and for young people to want to emulate those girls.

“Girls will go: ‘I can do that, and I’m going to have a go at that'.

“Allianz Inner Warrior is a fantastic campaign – not just for people who’ve played rugby but for a new person who might have an interest for the game.

“It’s the benefits of rugby all rolled into one – the option to meet new people, go out and socialise and be active. For me, they’re all the things I’ve loved about being part of the game.

“They’re a great opportunity to run around, get fit, play a different game and discover the social side of rugby – as well as all its physical benefits.”

She continued: "In the future, this is where you’ll find the talent and next stars of the game – in camps like this, where people start going down with their friends and picking up an appetite for rugby,” said Daley-McLean.

“It’s what’s going to get women and young girls into the game – it’s easy, sociable and fun.

"It’s a win-win – you’re getting people active and outside, and you’re getting people into the game. It’s a brilliant campaign.”

Visit EnglandRugby.com/innerwarrior for more information. To find a Warrior Camp near you search https://www.englandrugby.com/warriorcamps