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England Women U20s name side to face USA

16 July 2013

  • Must-win game for England Women U20s in Nations Cup
  • “Our focus now is fully on USA" - Bennett
England Women's U20 Bianca Blackburn passes the ball against Canada

Photo: rugbymatters.net

England Women U20s have named their side for Wednesday’s Under 20s Nations Cup game against USA at Trent College, Long Eaton, kick off 7.00pm.

Only a win against USA would give Head Coach Amanda Bennett’s side a chance of reaching Sunday’s final.

Kayleigh Callaway-Bawden again captains the side, and Bennett knows that the USA will pose a real threat when the two sides meet.

She said: “We can take pride in the way that we’ve played in our opening two games. We’ve had a chance to reflect on the Canada game and we’ve moved on – our focus now is fully on USA.

“We’re still in with a chance of making the final on Sunday, but in order to do that we know that we need to put in a good performance and come away with the win.”

England Women U20 starting XV to play USA

Name (Club, CB, Division, AASE Programme)

15 Sophie Lee (Durham University, Durham, South West)
14 Rosie Kells (Hartpury, Gloucestershire, South West)
13 Rochelle Smith (Saracens, Surrey, LSE)
12 Lauren Chenoweth (Worcester, Cornwall, South West)
11 Holly Molesworth (Bristol, Gloucestershire, South West)
10 Bianca Blackburn (Worcester, Gloucestershire, South West) (VC)
9 Devon Holt (Reading, Berkshire, South West, Hartpury College)
1 Abigail Parsons (Reading, Berkshire, South West, Hartpury College)
2 Charlie Notman (Bristol, Cornwall, South West)
3 Catherine Pugh (Saracens, Essex, LSE)
4 Courtney Gill (Worcester, Gloucestershire, South West)
5 Ellie Gattlin (Saracens, Eastern Counties, LSE)
6 Rebecca Trist (Tyldesley, Lancashire, North, Moulton College)
7 Kayleigh Callaway-Bawden (Bristol/Penryn, Cornwall, South West) (C)
8 Fran Hall (Richmond, Hampshire, LSE)

Replacements:    

16 Lark Davies (Worcester, North Midlands, Midlands)
17 Amy Needham (DMPS, Northumberland, North)
18 Ellie Prescott (Waterloo, Lancashire, North)
19 Jo Brown (DMPS, Durham, North)
20 Lucy Aylesbury (Worcester, Gloucestershire, South West)
21 Rebecca Scholes (Glossop, Cheshire, North, Moulton College)
22 Florence Williams (Aylesford, Kent, London & South East)
23 Chelsey Fuggle (Lichfield, Staffordshire, Midlands)