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Garnett called into Nations Cup squad

24 June 2011

  • England Women’s most capped player Amy Garnett called up
  • Hooker set to earn 97th cap at Nations Cup in Canada
England Women's most capped player Amy Garnett on the run in training

Photo: RFU Archive

England’s most capped player of all time, Amy Garnett, has been called up to the England squad to compete in the Nations Cup in Canada in August.

The Saracens hooker, who has 96 caps and has competed in three Rugby World Cups, replaces Richmond’s Emma Croker who has withdrawn from the squad.

England Head Coach Gary Street said: "It is fantastic that we can call upon someone of Amy’s calibre into the squad. This will be a tough and physical tournament and her wealth of experience will bring much to our campaign.

"I know that Amy will be as determined as ever to put all her efforts into helping England defend their Nations Cup title."

England will play Canada, the USA and South Africa over the 11-day tournament, based at Appleby College, Toronto.

England Women Nations Cup squad

Player Club
Claire Allan Richmond
Margaret Alphonsi Saracens
Rowena Burnfield Richmond
Rochelle Clark Worcester
Rebecca Essex Richmond
Heather Fisher Worcester
Victoria Fleetwood Lichfield
Amy Garnett Saracens
Sophie Hemming Bristol
Natasha Hunt Lichfield
Sarah Hunter Lichfield
Laura Keates Worcester
Jane Leonard Wasps
La Toya Mason Wasps
Francesca Matthews Richmond
Joanna McGilchrist Wasps
Sarah McKenna Old Albanians
Katy McLean Darlington Mowden Park
Katherine Merchant Worcester
Claire Purdy Wasps
Alice Richardson Richmond
Georgina Roberts Darlington Mowden Park
Emily Scarratt Lichfield
Tamara Taylor Darlington Mowden Park
Danielle Waterman Worcester
Kay Wilson Richmond

England Nations Cup playing schedule

August 2: USA v England KO 1130pm BST
August 5: South Africa v England KO 930pm BST
August 9: Canada v England KO 1130pm BST
August 13: Finals Day