Source: RFU

Women’s Tri-nations U20 tournament

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England Women U20s head coach Jo Yapp has named her team to play USA in their Tri-Nations Cup opener on Saturday [20 July].

The squad assembled on Tuesday to prepare for the tournament at Loughborough University.

England face the USA before meeting Canada on Sunday [28 July].

In the three-nation tournament hosted by Canada last year, England secured the title as they went undefeated across their matches with a 36-17 victory over USA and a 27-17 win against Canada.

The young Red Rose side also beat Canada 36-22 in an additional development game.

England Women U20s head coach Yapp said: “We’ve had short lead in to this first game but preparations so far have gone well.

“We have had a good opportunity to do a collaborative session with USA and Canada which the players and staff both took a lot of learnings from.

“The players are now very much looking forward to what we know will be a very physical contest on Saturday.

“We’re delighted to be hosting the Tri-Nations Cup at home this year after a fantastic event in Canada last summer.

“With a number of players out due to injury, this tournament gives several younger players an opportunity to step up.

“It allows players to not only develop on the field but being in camp and having back-to-back games is a fantastic way to prepare players for senior competitions in the future. All the players are looking forward to the challenge.”

All three matches will be non-ticketed with entry to the games at Loughborough University free.

Travel information can be found here.


1.           Akina Gondwe, Worcester Warriors Women/ University of Worcester
2.           Bryony Field, Loughborough Lightning/ Loughborough College
3.           Detysha Harper, Firwood Waterloo Ladies/ Manchester Metropolitan University
4.           Iona Antwis, Gloucester-Hartpury Women/ Hartpury College
5.           Hollie Cunningham, Bristol Bears Women/ Exeter University
6.           Tabitha Copson, Gloucester-Hartpury Women/ Hartpury College
7.           Amelia Harper, Loughborough Lightning/ Loughborough College (Captain)
8.           Ebony Jefferies, Bristol Bears Women/ University of Exeter
9.           Jodie Mallard, Loughborough Lightning/ Loughborough College
10.         Lucie Skuse, Bristol Bears Women
11.         Ellen Ramsbottom, Loughborough Lightning/ Loughborough College
12.         Megan Varley, Worcester Valkyries/ Coventry University
13.         Phoebe Murray, Bristol Bears Women/ Bristol University (Vice-captain)
14.         Cara Clarke, Worcester Warriors Women/ University of Bath
15.         Carys Cox, Worcester Warriors Women/ Cardiff Metropolitan University


16.         Connie Powell, Gloucester-Hartpury Women/ Hartpury College
17.         Lauren Leatherland, Worcester Warriors Women/ University of Worcester
18.         Florence Long, Bristol Bears Women/ SGS College Filton
19.         Eleanor Febrey, Gloucester-Hartpury Women/ Hartpury College
20.         Anya Richmond, Loughborough Lightning/ Loughborough College
21.         Flo Robinson, Pulborough RFC
22.         Emma Hardy, Loughborough Lightning/ Loughborough University
23.         Jess Cooksey, Gloucester-Hartpury Women/ Hartpury College

Jessica Thomas [Bristol Bears Women/ University of Exeter], Laura Perrin [Firwood Waterloo] and Bethany Wilcock [Harlequins Ladies/ Brockenhurst College] make up the wider Tri-Nations squad.

Canadian Squad:

Maya Addai (Ottawa (Kanata) & Barrhaven Scottish (Ottawa, ON)); Lyric Atchison (UBC Thunderbirds (North Vancouver, BC)); Jasmine Baxter (Oshawa Vikings (Ajax, ON)); Justine Blatt-Jannmatt (Valley Bulldogs/Windsor Machine (Wolfville, NS)); Keegan Brantner (Lethbridge RFC (Lethbridge, AB)); Rayann D’Aguiar (Brampton Beavers (Caledon, ON)); Sophie De Goede (Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)); Emma Feldinger (UBC Thunderbirds (Alex Creek)); Danielle Franada (Grande Prairie Sirens (Grande Prairie, AB)); Claudia Fulton (Valley Bulldogs RFC (Aylesford, NS)); Lizzie Gibson (Oakville Crusaders); Callie Harder (Uvic Vikings (Lillooet, BC)); Kally King (UBC Thunderbirds (Kamloops, BC)); Idia Ihensekhein (Oakville Crusaders (Milton,); Sarah-Maude Lachance (Club de Rugby de Quebec (Victoriaville, QC)); Brogan Mior (Foothills Lions (Okotoks, AB)); Maya Montiel (Ottawa Irish (Moncton, NB)); Hanna Nicholl (Toronto Nomads (Toronto, ON)); Angie Olukunmi (Calgary Irish (Calgary, AB)); Holly Phillips (Calgary Irish (Canmore, AB)); Berlyn Seselja (U of C Dinos (Surrey, BC)); Shoshanah Seumanutafa (UBC Thunderbirds); Alayna Scramstad (UBC Thunderbirds (Lashburn, SK)); Noemie Tremblay (Club de Rugby de Quebec (Quebec City, QC)); Rori Wood (UBC Thunderbirds (Sooke, BC) (25)

USA squad: 

Tiana A’au (Prop) (Central Washington University); Ubaida Ahmed (Wing) (Mount St. Mary’s University); Kapoina Bailey (Back Row) (Kona High School); Cassidy Bargell (Scrumhalf) (Harvard University); Megan Bird (Back 3) (Davenport University); Paige Fallon (Back Row) (Life University); Gio Ferguson Lewis (Back Row) (West Point Academy); Morgan Freeman (Utility (Lindenwood University); Natalie Gray (Second Row) (Lindenwood University); Sophia Haley (Back Row) (Dartmouth College); Saher Hamdan (Hooker) (Notre Dame College); Erica Jarrell (Second Row) (Harvard University); Tori Jones (Prop) (University of Notre Dame); Allison Koenig (Flyhalf/Back 3) (Quinnipiac University); Clara Lemal-Brown (Wing) (Quinnipiac University); Matalasi Morrissette (Flyhalf)/Centre) (Brigham Young University); Mary Jane Pasioles (Scrumhalf) (Central Washington University); Marin Pennell (Back Row) (Dartmouth College); Karissa Postula (Centre) (Oregon Rugby Sports Union (ORSU)); Darina Roe (Flyhalf) (Pennsylvania State University); Joannah Skucek (Prop) (Lindenwood University); Samantha Tancredi (Second Row) (Lindenwood University); Nohea Uluave (Centre) (Lindenwood University); Elizabeth Wilson (Back Row) (Northern Virginia Rugby (NOVA)); Glory Woolley (Flanker) (Oklahoma State University); (25)

Tri-Nations Cup fixtures

  • Saturday 20 July: England Women U20 v USA Women U20 (KO 15:00 BST)
  • Wednesday 24 July: USA Women U20 v Canada Women U20 (KO 17:00 BST)
  • Sunday 28 July: Canada Women U20 v England Women U20 (KO 15:00 BST)