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PODCAST – Street backs England Women to shine at the World Cup

06 May 2010

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  • England Women’s head coach Gary Street says his side can win the World Cup

England centre Emily Scarratt carries the ball forward in the 2010 RBS 6 Nations

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England head coach Gary Street believes his women can live up to their joint-favourites tag as they prepare for this summer's Women's Rugby World Cup.

After announcing his squad, Street called his position 'the best job in the world' and welcomed suggestion that the hosts go into the tournament, which kicks off at Surrey Sports Park on August 20, as favourites, alongside holders New Zealand.

"The success of winning five RBS 6 Nations tournaments in a row means that every time we play a game we're expected to win," he told today's podcast.

"But we've been brought up on that and we see the tag of favourites as a strength. It means we're not a bad side and I believe we can be stronger than we've ever been."

Tickets are now on sale so visit the dedicated Women’s Rugby World Cup pages on for more information.

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Also on this week's podcast:

  • Shooting from the lip – As Martin Johnson prepares to announce his touring squad, find out who the Leicester Lip Austin Healey is tipping to make it into next year's England World Cup backline
  • Top tipper – ESPN pundit Healey also nominates the clubs he's backing to battle it out in this year's final
  • Third time girls – England women's world cup captain Catherine Spencer believes that the mix of youth and experience can help the hosts go one better, as they aim to put the disappointment of losing out in the final of the previous two tournaments behind them
  • Semi-final fever – As London Welsh prepare to meet Bristol on Friday, Exiles' Managing Director John Taylor explains the club's already remarkable journey
  • Super Sevens heroes – England Sevens head coach Ben Ryan says the players will be going all out to defend their title in front of a 'superhuman' record crowd. Emirates Airline London Sevens tickets are still on sale, so join the party now

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