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England Women's Rugby 7s Squad 2008/9


By Kath 31/10/08
October 31 2008

England Women's Rugby 7s Squad 2008/9 England Womenís 7s Head Coach Simon Amor announced his training squad for the 2008/2009 season, which will see England compete in the inaugural IRB Womenís Rugby World Cup 7s in Dubai (March 5-7).  

England Women's Rugby 7s Squad 2008/9 


England Women’s 7s Head Coach Simon Amor announced his training squad for the 2008/2009 season, which will see England compete in the inaugural IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup 7s in Dubai (March 5-7).

The 20-player squad features six players who starred in England’s XV aside 2006 IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup Final, including two former England captains in Sue Day and Jo Yapp. 

The England squad will be looking to impress Amor ahead of the World Cup in March with good performances in the Dubai 7s in November and the San Diego 7s in February. England head into this season on the back of a clean sweep of tournament wins in 2008, which included the Amsterdam 7s, the London Emirates Airline 7s and the Home Nations Cup. 

EngWomen7s Coach Simon Amor


Amor, the former England men’s 7s captain, said: “I am really happy with the strength and balance we have got in this squad. I have also brought in some exciting new 7s players in Maggie Alphonsi and Sarah Beale, who I think have the potential to make a big impact. 

“The players’ progress last season was particularly pleasing, but we have got a big challenge ahead of this season. The likes of New Zealand, the USA and Canada, know what to expect from us now and I am sure they’ve been working very hard to up their game ahead of Dubai, San Diego and the Rugby World Cup. This is of course a huge year for us.”

 

England 7s squad 2008/2009 

Claire Allan                       Saracens
Margaret Alphonsi             Saracens
Charlotte Barras                Saracens
Sarah Beale                       Lichfield
Rachael Burford                Saracens
Sue Day                            Wasps
Heather Fisher                   Wasps 
Sonia Green                       Saracens
Emma Layland                   Richmond
Vicky Massarella               Saracens
Katherine Merchant           Worcester
Alice Richardson                Richmond
Georgina Roberts               Darlington Mowden Park Sharks
Gemma Sharples                Worcester
Michaela Staniford             Wasps
Amy Turner                        Richmond
Danielle Waterman             Blaydon Team Northumbria
Joanne Yapp                     Worcester

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