Women's Rugby League World Cup squads announced
England, France, Australia and defending champions New Zealand have all named their squads for the 2013 Women’s Rugby League World Cup which kicks-off on Friday July 5.
New Zealand begin the defence of their title against France at Dewsbury’s Tetley’s Stadium on Friday July 5 as part of a double-header which will also see hosts England begin their campaign against Australia.
All four nations will face each other once during the group stages, which the remaining games being played on Monday July 8 at Featherstone’s Big Fellas Stadium and Thursday July 11 at Batley’s Loverugbyleague.com Stadium, with the top two sides progressing to the final at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, on Sunday July 14.
A third-place play-off fixture will be played at South Leeds Stadium on Saturday July 13.
Women’s World Cup squads:
New Zealand Women Squad: Charlotte Arnopp-Scanlan (Auckland), Lisa Campbell (Auckland), Teina Clark (Mid Central), Brenda Collins (Wellington), Sarina Fiso (Counties Manukau), Aimee Gilbert (Wellington), Amber Hall (Auckland), Maryanne Hemara (Counties Manukau), Honey Hireme (Counties Manukau), Annabelle Hohepa (Auckland), Kathleen Keremete (Counties Manukau), Nora Maaka (Counties Manukau), Kelly Maipi (Counties Manukau), Laura Mariu (Counties Manukau), Simone Panapa (Counties Manukau), Ana Pereira (Wellington), Ake Pereira (Wellington), Rona Peters (Counties Manukau), Kahurangi Peters (Counties Manukau), Tasha Tapu (Auckland), Karley Te Kawa (Counties Manukau), Geneva Webber (Wellington), Sharnita Woodman (Counties Manukau), Chanelle Wright (Counties Manukau).
England Women Squad: Lindsay Anfield (Normanton), Dani Bound (Thatto Heath), Katie Cooper-Birkenhead (Featherstone), Jodie Cunningham (Thatto Heath), Andrea Dobson (Featherstone), Kim Field (Featherstone), Lois Forsell (Bradford), Holly Freestone (Thatto Heath), Natalie Gilmour (Featherstone), Claire Hall (Thatto Heath), Amy Hardcastle (Bradford), Lori Holloran (Normanton), Clare McGinnis (Thatto Heath), Kirsty Moroney (Bradford), Holly Myers (Coventry/Southampton), Emily Rudge (Thatto Heath), Emma Slowe (Featherstone), Lauren Stallwood (Bradford), Tara Stanley (Crossfields), Beth Sutcliffe (Thatto Heath), Danielle Titterington (Featherstone), Rachel Twibill (Bradford), Gemma Walsh (Thatto Heath), Jenny Welsby (Thatto Heath)
Australia Women Squad: Emma Young (Maitland, NSW), Elianna Walton (Canley Heights, NSW), Julie Young NSW (Maitland, NSW), Ruan Sims (Cronulla, NSW), Jessica Palmer (Penrith, NSW), Jo Barrett (Brighton, QLD), Rebecca Young (Maitland, NSW), Samantha Hammond (Helensburgh, NSW), Emily Andrews NSW (Helensburgh, NSW), Alex Sulusi (Canley Heights, NSW), Tegan Chandler (Helensburgh, NSW), Emma Tonegato (Helensburgh, NSW), Jenni-Sue Hoepper (Springfield QLD), Deanna Turner (Mackay, QLD), Heather Ballinger (Cairns, QLD), Nat Dwyer (Augustine Hills, QLD), Renae Kunst (West End, QLD), Steph Hancock (Killarney, QLD), Tahnee Norris (Robina, QLD), Carina Brown (QLD), Karyn Murphy (West End, QLD), Ali Brigginshaw (Ripley, QLD), Amber Saltner (Cherbourg, QLD), Tarah Westera (Penrith, NSW)
France Women Squad: Thamarati Andjilani, Houita Benchoug, Jayne-Marie Bentley, Nazrati Boina Elisa Ciria, Rachel Cousseau, Ambre Decarnin, Angélique Degas, Gaelle Delas, Estelle Fauvelle, Laurianne Guigue, Delphine Lacoste, Audrey Lenet, Sandrine Lloria, Coralie Maurouard, Ludivine Miorin, Mira M'raidi, Elodie Pittana, Maud Signoret, Fatou Sylla, Alice Varela, Sonia Zaghdoudi
Tickets for the Festivals of World Cup Finals Day at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Sunday July 14, when the Women’s, Students and Police World Cup Finals will be staged, cost from just £6 adult and £2 concessions and can be purchased by calling 0844 856 1113 or visiting https://www.eticketing.co.uk/rle/default.aspx