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Rugby: England Women U20s bid to retain their Nations Cup crown

May 15, 2009

England Women Under 20s will take on Wales, the USA and Canada as they bid to retain their Nations Cup crown this summer.
The reigning champions will have the home advantage with the tournament being staged at Brunel University from July 9th – 18th.

New entrant USA will open their championship campaign against Wales on 9th July, whilst England take on Canada, a side they defeated twice last season.

RFUW’s Head of Performance, Nicola Ponsford, said: “The U20 Nations Cup represents a fantastic opportunity for the players to play against the best U20 teams in the world and to put into practice all the skills they have been working on during the season.

“The tournament introduces players to the pressures of international rugby in a format that replicates the World Cup so coaches have the opportunity to see which players thrive in this arena. There will be no easy games so players will have to stand up and be counted throughout the tournament.”

Under 20s Nations Cup playing schedule:

July 9th
Wales vs. USA 5pm
Canada vs. England 7pm

July 12th
Canada vs. Wales, 1.30pm
England vs. USA, 3.30pm

July 15th
Canada vs. USA, 5.pm
England vs. Wales, 7.pm

July 18th
Consolation Finals, 1.30pm
Final, 3.30pm

Hannah Galloway, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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