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Devon U18 & U15 girls' squads named for matches against Cornwall

18 Nov 2016 11:10 | Sara Raine

DEVON’S under-18 and under-15 girls’ teams will both face Cornwall this Sunday at the South West Festival at Wessex RFC.

The festival will see six counties taking part, each playing one game apiece.

The first matches start at 11am, with Somerset’s under-15 and under-18 sides taking on their Dorset & Wiltshire counterparts.

Devon’s under-15s will be in action against Cornwall at 12.30pm – the same time as Oxfordshire take on Gloucestershire in the same age category.

Devon’s under-18s will then play Cornwall at 2pm, with Oxfordshire facing Gloucestershire at the same time.

Devon’s two squads for the 2016/17 season are collated from 13 different clubs – Crediton, Devonport Services, Exeter Saracens, Kingsbridge, Liskeard-Looe, Sidmouth, Bideford, Brixham, Cullompton, Newton Abbot, Paignton, Plymstock Albion Oaks and Tavistock.

Devon under-15 coach Hammy Kerswill said: "The standard of girls' rugby has improved drastically over the last few seasons.

"In previous years, despite it being county training, we have had to work a lot around the basics and laws of the game. But this season has seen the selected girls' knowledge of the game exponentially better. This has led to us taking a more skills-based approach to training with the girls more responsive and inquistive to the improvement of their game. They are a joy to coach.

"This Sunday sees the girls play Cornwall. Despite Devon having bragging rights every year bar one, we expect a tough battle at Wessex RFC."

The squads are as follows:

UNDER-18 SQUAD

Sarah Kingdon (Crediton)

Grace Gillard (Crediton)

Brooke Bradley (Crediton)

Sarah Nathan (Crediton)

Rachael Mortimer (Crediton)

Chloe Hetherington (Crediton)

Gabby Gower (Crediton)

Emma Sing (Crediton)

Chloe Dawe (Devonport Services)

Jess Thomas (Devonport Services)

Alice Mills-Hicks (Devonport Services)

Megan Heath (Devonport Services)

Lizzie Cole (Devonport Services)

Megan Musgrave (Devonport Services)

Daisy French (Devonport Services)

Molly Hann (Devonport Services)

Beth Nicholls (Devonport Services)

Faye Robinson (Devonport Services)

Boo Berry (Devonport Services)

Jenny Herring (Exeter Saracens)

Ellie Gilbert (Exeter Saracens)

Milla Lynch (Kingsbridge)

Livi Squire (Kingsbridge)

Maddie Robinson (Kingsbridge)

Ellen Lloyd (Liskeard/Looe)

Laika Swain (Sidmouth)

UNDER-15 SQUAD

Drew Dennis (Bideford)

Amelia Dennis (Bideford)

Misa Ejegi-Memeh (Brixham)

Millie Follett (Crediton)

Sophie Robinson (Crediton)

Evie Longworth (Crediton)

Brady Lugg (Crediton)

Meg Adcock (Cullompton)

Grace Hill (Cullompton)

Isobel Munton (Devonport Services)

Morwenna Dunstan (Devonport Services)

Phoebe Bishop (Devonport Services)

Abby Middlebrooke (Exeter Saracens)

Abbie Rich (Exeter Saracens)

Georgia Baker (Exeter Saracens)

Ruth Tucker (Kingsbridge)

Maddison Lidstone (Kingsbridge)

Olivia Churcher (Kingsbridge)

Abi Jarvis (Kingsbridge)

Abi Froome (Newton Abbot)

Nayana Aitken-Smith (Paignton)

Alex Knapman (Plymstock Albion Oaks)

Jemima Cameron (Tavistock)

Direction to the ground can be found HERE