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Last Updated: Monday, 3 July 2006, 12:40 GMT 13:40 UK
England Women announce Cup squad
England Women's head coach Geoff Richards has named his squad for the Rugby World Cup in Edmonton, Canada.

Uncapped duo Katy Storie, the England A captain, and Rachel Burford have both won places in the 26-strong party, led by Worcester scrum-half Joanne Yapp.

"We can win the World Cup. This is a very talented squad and there are no weaknesses in any area," said Richards.

England, runners-up to New Zealand in the 2002 World Cup, face the US Eagles on 31 August in their first match.

They will then face South Africa and France before the knockout stages commence.

England World Cup squad:
Margaret Alphonsi (Saracens), Karen Andrew (Saracens), Charlotte Barras (Lichfield), Shannon Baker (Richmond), Rachel Burford (Henley), Rochelle Clarke (Henley), Helen Clayton (Saracens), Nicola Crawford (Worcester), Susan Day (Wasps), Amy Garnett (Saracens), Vanessa Gray (Wasps), Vanessa Huxford (Wasps), Jennifer Lyne (Richmond), Kimberley Oliver (Clifton), Shelley Rae (Wasps), Selena Rudge (Wasps), Kimberley Shaylor (Worcester), Catherine Spencer (Folkestone), Michaela Staniford (Henley), Georgia Stevens (Clifton), Katy Storie (Clifton), Jennifer Sutton (Richmond), Tamara Taylor (Thirsk), Amy Turner (Wasps), Danielle Waterman (Henley), Joanna Yapp (Worcester, capt).



SEE ALSO
Scotland Women finalise RWC squad
27 Jun 06 |  Internationals
England Women clinch Grand Slam
18 Mar 06 |  Internationals


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