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Robshaw backs England Women at WRWC

01 July 2014

  • Support England Women at the WRWC by tweeting #CarryThemHome
  • Showpiece tournament starts on August 1 in Paris

England captain Chris Robshaw has pledged his support to England Women’s Rugby World Cup title tilt this summer and England Rugby wants you to follow suit.

Gary Street’s side go for glory in Paris from August 1 to August 17 and fans are encouraged to show the team that the nation is behind them by tweeting messages of support to @EnglandRugby on twitter and using the hashtag #CarryThemHome.

Sports fans from across the worlds of politics, celebrity, sport and even the British Monarchy have already pledged their support to the team and England Rugby will be unveiling these high profile messages in the coming weeks.

England Women's captain Katy Mclean

Photo: Getty Images

To launch the campaign, Robshaw appeared in a promotional video with female counterparts and said he’s looking forward to seeing them take on the best teams in the world next month.

“All the boys will be right behind England Women this summer and it would be great to see all sports fans in England doing the same,” he said. “Having closely followed the team I know they are very talented and extremely competitive and I can’t wait to see them take on the rest of the world in Paris.”

Captain Katy Mclean said: “We are feeling confident going into the World Cup in Paris. But knowing we’ve got the country behind us will give us a massive boost and hopefully spur us on to World Cup glory. It will be incredible reading everyone’s messages of support before we head onto the pitch.”

Nicola Ponsford, the RFU’s Head of Performance(Women), added: “Following on from the last Rugby World Cup in 2010 and with the help of the 2012 Olympic Games, the profile of women’s sport has increased and we want to maximise this opportunity  to create mass support for the team. We would like everyone to show their support for England Women ahead of the tournament – whether you’re new to the sport, an armchair sports fan or a diehard rugby fan.”

England will play Samoa on August 1, Spain on August 5 and Canada on August 9 at Marcousis, Paris. The semi finals and final take place on August 13 and 17 at the Stade Jean Bouin.

Visit www.rfu.com/england-rugby for more information about England and the Women’s Rugby World Cup and tweet your message of support to @EnglandRugby using #CarryThemHome.