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Fuggles and Peedle called up to U20 Nations Cup squad

06 July 2011

  • Fuggles and Peedle to replace Willmore and Jay
  • England U20s to play Canada, the USA and South Africa

England Women's Under 20 sing the national anthem before a match against France

Photo: RFU Archive

Milly Fuggles and Georgia Peedle have been called up to the England U20 squad that will compete in the Nations Cup later this month.

Fuggles, who plays for Old Albanian Saints, and Peedle, who plays for Worcester, replace Danniker Willmore and Rose Jay who are now no longer available for selection.

The tournament, which also includes the USA, Canada and South Africa will take place between the July 14- 23 at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The England Women’s U20 side has enjoyed a successful season with wins over Wales (32-19), Scotland (77-0) and France (12-5) but are expecting a tournament with three very physical encounters.

Amanda Bennett, England Women’s Under 20 Head Coach, said: "We want to be up front and say that we want to go to the Nations Cup and win it but we have no doubt how hard that is going to be.

"We are not taking any of these games lightly, it will be fierce.  We know that we will be facing extremely fit and physical opposition.  There are no performance guarantees when it comes to this tournament.

"The USA and Canada have a history of producing incredible athletes and South Africa has dedicated time and resources in recent years to developing the women’s game."

England Women’s U20 squad

Poppy Cleall (Bristol, Hampshire, South West)
Fiona Davidson (Richmond, Surrey, London & South East)
Lucy Demaine (Bristol, Devon, South West)
Mica Evans (Exeter Saracens, Devon, South West)
Fiona Fletcher (Lichfield, Staffordshire, Midlands)
Hannah Gallagher (Saracens, Hertfordshire, London & South East)
Ellen Gattlin (Rochford Hundred, Essex, London & South East)
Sarah George (Bristol, Devon, South West)
Rebecca Hughes (Bristol, Somerset, South West)
Natasha Jones (Lichfield, Staffordshire, Midlands)
Charlotte Keane (Worcester, South West)
Georgia Peedle (Worcester, Hertfordshire, London & SE)
Emily Kingston (Gloucester, Gloucestershire, South West)
Ceri Large (Worcester, Gloucestershire, South West)
Katie Mason (Bristol, Somerset, South West)
Alexandra Matthews (London Irish, Surrey, London & SE)
Harriet Mills (Lichfield, Staffordshire, Midlands)
Charlie Notman (Newquay Hornets (Queen Bees), Cornwall, South West)
Megan Oaten (Thornbury, Dorset & Wilts, South West)
Amber Reed (Bristol, Somerset/Devon, South West)
Rachel Roberts (Gloucester, Gloucester, North)
Abbie Scott (Keswick, Cumbria,North)
Emily Scott (Thurrock, Essex, London & South East)
Geri Thomas (OA Saints, Hertfordshire, London & SE)
Milly Fuggles (Old Albanian Saints, Leicestershire, Midlands)
Amy Wilson-Hardy (Bristol, Sussex, South West)

England Women’s U20 Nations Cup fixtures

England v Canada (July 14)
USA v England (July 17)
England v South Africa (July 20)
Consolation Finals/Finals (July 23)