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USA added to England Women�s Under 19s 2007 fixtures

02 January 2007

January 2nd, 2007

The England Women Under 19s squad will now play the USA as well as two tests against Canada in March and April this year.

The Rugby Football Union for Women (RFUW) have added the extra fixture to provide more competitive international competition for England's up and coming players.

England will play the USA on Sunday March 25th before taking on Canada on Wednesday April 4th and Sunday April 8th. All fixtures will be played at RAF Halton, near Aylesbury.

The Under 19s squad of 30 includes 10 players who also represented England at this level last season. In 2006 they played two tests against Canada in Canada winning 27-5, before conceding a 20-13 defeat.

Gary Street, England Under 19s Programme Manager, said: "The England Under 19s squad is a very important part of our development programme as we look to the long term development of our players for the next two World Cups in 2010 and 2014.

"Our development programme is clearly working as we currently have 19 players in the Elite 44 who have all played England Under 19s rugby. This includes the like of Maggie Alphonsi who was this week named the IRB's Women's Personality of the Year. She also played in the recent Rugby World Cup in Canada."

England Under 19s will be coached by Giselle Mather (head coach) and Ian Griffin (assistant coach).

England Under 19s squad

Dawn  Avery   Cullompton Ladies  Prop
April  Brown   Saracens   Fly Half
Rowena Burnfield  Richmond   Second-row
Hannah Clark  OA Saints   Hooker
Vicky Cornborough  Petersfield RFC  Prop
Georgina Crabb  Camberley RFC   Wing
Justina De Brett  Crawley RFC   Centre
Rachel Fraser  Morpeth RFC  Scrum-half
Sarah Guest   Worcester RFC  Scrum-half
Kate Hall   Blaydon RFC   Flanker
Emma Hill   Coalville Ladies  Centre
Nicola Hoole   Trowbridge RFC  Flanker
Lucinda Howland  Folkestone RFC  Second-row
Laura Keates  Worcester RFC  Prop
Holly Le Grave  Basildon RFC  Wing
Louise Leonard  Blaydon RFC   No 8
Fran Matthews  Blaydon RFC   Centre
Jo McBain   North Tawton  No 8
Sarah McKenna  OA Saints   Fly-half
Jenny Mills   Worcester RFC  Hooker
Isabelle Noel-Smith  Cullompton Ladies  Flanker
Marlie Packer  Ivel Barbarians   Flanker
Alice Pettit   Blackheath RFC  Hooker
Katie Pittaway  Worcester RFC  Fly Half
Helen Price   Worcester RFC  Wing
Emily Scarratt  Leicester Forest  Centre
Juliet Short   Tyndale Panthers   Flanker
Robyn Steward  Coalville Ladies  Second-row
Liz Tilley   Bath RFC   Wing
Meg Youdan   Clifton RFC   Full-back