England Women U20 head coach Jo Yapp has named a 26-member squad for their upcoming tour of Canada to be played in August.
Jessica Cooksey, Ellie Green and Bethany Wilcock have been named in the squad for the first time while Abigail Dow, Zoe Harrison, Lagilagi Tuima and Hannah Botterman was part of the red roses side in the previous season.
England U20 side will play Canada Women twice and USA Women once in the upcoming tour with Acadia University (Wolfville) and Wanderers Grounds (Halifax) being the venues. The games will be played on 10th, 14th and 18th August.
“This tour to Canada is a fantastic opportunity for us. It allows us to build on the time we’ve already had together this season as a squad and continue developing the players that are coming through the women’s pathway," said Yapp.
"Getting to play three away matches, including against Canada in Canada will be a tough challenge, but also an exciting opportunity for this group of players.
"We can’t wait to get out there and know this tour, like any international one, will offer a great learning experience for the squad.”
England Women U20 squad 2018/19 (Club, University/AASE)
Lucy Attwood (Bristol Ladies, Bristol University)
Leah Bartlett (Loughborough Lightning, Loughborough University)
Sarah Beckett (Firwood Waterloo Ladies, N/A)
Hannah Botterman (Saracens Women, N/A)
Brooke Bradley (Bristol Ladies / Exmouth Community College)
Cara Brincat (Worcester Valkyries / Worcester University)
Jessica Cooksey (Winscombe / Hartpury College)*
Tabitha Copson (Gloucester-Hartpury Women /Hartpury College)
Hollie Cunningham (Bristol Ladies / Exeter University)
Abigail Dow (Wasps Ladies / Imperial College London)
Rosie Galligan (Saracens Women / Loughborough University)
Akina Gondwe (Worcester Valkyries /Worcester University)
Ellie Green (Harlequins Ladies, N/A)*
Detysha Harper (Firwood Waterloo Ladies, N/A)
Amelia Harper (Loughborough Lightning /Loughborough College)
Zoe Harrison (Saracens Women / Middlesex University)
Victoria Laflin (Worcester Valkyries/ Worcester University)
Ellie Mulhearn (Bristol Ladies, N/A)
Phoebe Murray (Bristol Ladies / Bristol University)
Ellena Perry (Saracens Women / Coventry University)
Connie Powell (Gloucester-Hartpury Women / Hartpury College)
Lilian Stoeger-Goddard (Bristol Ladies / Plymouth Marjons University)
Lagilagi Tuima (Bristol Ladies / Exeter University)
Charlie Wilcock (Worcester Valkyries, N/A)
Bethany Wilcock (Trojans Rugby /Brockenhurst College)*
Ella Wyrwas (Saracens Women, N/A)
* denotes new player to the squad
England Women U20 fixtures
Friday 10 August – Canada Women U20 v England Women U20, Acadia University (Wolfville), KO 10.30pm BST
Tuesday 14 August – USA Women U20 v England Women U20, Acadia University (Wolfville), KO 10.30pm BST
Saturday 18 August – Canada U20 v England Women U20, Wanderers Grounds (Halifax), KO 8.00pm BST