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England Women’s U20 team announced for USA

17 July 2011

  • England looking to build on Canada win against USA
  • Six changes to starting line-up despite 41-0 win
England Women's Under 20 sing the national anthem before a match against France

Photo: RFU Archive

The England Women’s Under 20 team to take on host America in the Nations Cup in Santa Barbara on Monday, kick off 12am BST, has been announced.

England U20 Head Coach Amanda Bennett has made six changes to the starting line-up with Sarah George coming in at prop, Ellie Gatlin at lock and Megan Oaten at flanker. In the backs Fiona Davidson starts at scrum half, Emily Scott at fly half and Rachel Roberts at full back.

England will be out to build on their 41-0 victory over Canada on Thursday as they look to defend their Nations Cup crown.

Match action from the Nations Cup is available on http://www.ustream.tv/usarugby

England U20

15 Rachel Roberts (Gloucester Reds, Gloucestershire, North)
14 Katie Mason (Bristol, Somerset, South West)
13 Amber Reed (Bristol, Somerset/Devon, South West),
12 Ceri Large (Worcester, Gloucestershire, South West),
11 Rebecca Hughes (Bristol, Somerset, South West),
10 Emily Scott (Thurrock, Essex, London & South East),
9 Fiona Davidson (Richmond, Surrey, London & South East),
1 Emily Kingston (Gloucester Reds, Gloucestershire, South West),
2 Geri Thomas (Old Albanian Saints, Hertfordshire, London & SE),
3 Sarah George (University of Exeter)
4 Ellie Gatlin (Rochford Hundred, Essex, London & South East),
5 Fiona Fletcher (Lichfield, Staffordshire, Midlands),
6 Alex Matthews (London Irish, Surrey, London & SE
7 Megan Oaten (Thornbury, Dorset & Wilts, South West)
8 Harriet Mills (Lichfield, Staffordshire, Midlands

Replacements:

16 Charlotte Notman (Newquay Hornets (Queen Bees), Cornwall, South West),
17 Millie Fuggles (Old Albanian Saints, Leicestershire, Midlands),
18 Mica Evans(Exeter Saracens, Devon, South West),
19 Hannah Gallagher(Saracens, Hertfordshire, London & South East)
20 Charlotte Keane (Worcester, South West)
21 Amy Wilson Hardy (Bristol, Sussex, South West)
22 Georgia Peedle (Worcester, Hertfordshire, London & SE)

England U20 Nations Cup fixtures

England v Canada (July 15, KO 12am BST) WON 41-0
USA v England (July 18, KO 12am BST)
England v South Africa (July 21, KO 12am BST)
Consolation Finals/Finals (July 23, KO 10pm or 12am BST)