Devon players named in England U20 side to face Canada
DEVON-based players Lagi Tuima, Lilly Goddard, Brooke Bradley and Hollie Cunningham will all start for England Under-20s in their match against Canada on Friday in Wolfville.
The match at Acadia University will be the first of three on a tour to North America.
Tuima is one of three players in the starting line-up who played for England Women’s senior side in the 2018 Six Nations.
England coach Jo Yapp said: “We arrived in Canada on Monday and the squad have recovered well, acclimatising to the humidity and warm temperatures.
“This is a really exciting team with a mix of experienced players alongside some talented youngsters that are stepping up from the TDG for the first time.
"We are really pleased with how the players have bonded as a squad in such a short space of time and adapted to the tour environment.
The match is available live online via Rugby Canada with kick-off at 10.30pm BST.
England follow Friday’s game with a match against USA Under-20s on Tuesday before facing Canada again next Saturday.
England Women U20 side to face Canada Women U20: 15. Lagi Tuima (Bristol Ladies / Exeter University), 14. Abigail Dow (Wasps Ladies / Imperial College London), 13. Phoebe Murray (Bristol Ladies / Bristol University) ©, 12. Lucy Attwood (Bristol Ladies, Bristol University), 11. Lilian Stoeger-Goddard (Bristol Ladies / Plymouth Marjons University), 10. Zoe Harrison (Saracens Women / Middlesex University), 9. Brooke Bradley (Bristol Ladies / Exmouth Community College); 1. Ellena Perry (Saracens Women / Coventry University), 2. Leah Bartlett (Loughborough Lightning, Loughborough University), 3. Ellie Mulhearn (Bristol Ladies, N/A), 4. Rosie Galligan (Saracens Women / Loughborough University), 5. Hollie Cunningham (Bristol Ladies / Exeter University), 6. Amelia Harper (Loughborough Lightning /Loughborough College), 7. Charlie Wilcock (Worcester Valkyries, N/A), 8. Sarah Beckett (Firwood Waterloo Ladies, N/A)
Replacements: 16. Connie Powell (Gloucester-Hartpury Women / Hartpury College), 17. Akina Gondwe (Worcester Valkyries /Worcester University), 18. Detysha Harper (Firwood Waterloo Ladies, N/A), 19. Rianna Manson (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks/ York St. John University), 20. Cara Brincat (Worcester Valkyries / Worcester University), 21. Ella Wyrwas (Saracens Women, N/A), 22. Ellie Green (Harlequins Ladies, N/A), 23. Bethany Wilcock (Trojans Rugby /Brockenhurst College)