WOMEN’S U20 NATIONS CUP KICKS OFF IN SANTA BARBARA ON JULY 14 – LIVE BROADCAST

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from USA Rugby:

BOULDER, Colo. – International women’s rugby is coming to southern California in July as South Africa, England, Canada and hosts the United States kickoff the Women’s Under-20 Nations Cup on Thursday July 14 at the University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Each team will play each other once in the three rounds of round robin play and the top two teams will meet in the Women’s Under-20 Nations Cup final on July 23 in Harder Stadium on the UCSB campus.

“The U20 Nations Cup is the leading age-grade women’s international competition and we are proud to host this elite event here in the United States,” said USA Rugby Women’s High Performance Director and tournament director, Alex Williams.

“These athletes are world-class and, given their age, we fully expect to see a handful of players from this tournament at the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup and on the Olympic stage in Rio in 2016,” Williams added. “We are also excited to give our U20s team the opportunity to play international rugby in front of a home crowd for the first time.”

Admission to all games is free and all games will be webcast. The first two days will be a delayed webcast and the final two days will be webcast LIVE on USA Rugby’s UStream channel, www.ustream.tv/usarugby. A full webcast schedule is available here.

Real time match updates will be provided on Twitter (@usaeaglesrugby) during all of the games.

Advertisements are available for the webcast, with an expected audience of more than 4,000 international women’s rugby fans based on webcasts of similar events. Any parties interested in purchasing webcast ads should contact Alex Williams (awilliams@usarugby.org) or click here for more information.

ABOUT THE U20 WOMEN’S NATIONS CUP
The Nations Cup tournaments are organized jointly by USA Rugby, the RFUW (England) and Rugby Canada. Two tournaments are held every other year, one for the senior women’s national teams and one for the women’s Under-20 national teams, with rotating host locations. USA Rugby’s Women’s National Team will compete in the 2011 Nations Cup in Toronto, Canada, from August 2 through 14.

Rosters
England
Poppy Cleall (Bristol, Hampshire, South West)
Fiona Davidson (Richmond, Surrey, London & South East)
Lucy Demaine (Bristol, Devon, South West)
Mica Evans (Exeter Saracens, Devon, South West)
Fiona Fletcher (Lichfield, Staffordshire, Midlands)
Hannah Gallagher (Saracens, Hertfordshire, London & South East)
Ellen Gattlin (Rochford Hundred, Essex, London & South East)
Sarah George (Bristol, Devon, South West)
Rebecca Hughes (Bristol, Somerset, South West)
Rose Jay (Lichfield, Staffordshire, Midlands)
Natasha Jones (Lichfield, Staffordshire, Midlands)
Charlotte Keane (Worcester, South West)
Emily Kingston (Gloucester, Gloucestershire, South West)
Ceri Large (Worcester, Gloucestershire, South West)
Katie Mason (Bristol, Somerset, South West)
Alexandra Matthews (London Irish, Surrey, London & SE)
Harriet Mills (Lichfield, Staffordshire, Midlands)
Charlie Notman (Newquay Hornets (Queen Bees), Cornwall, South West)
Megan Oaten (Thornbury, Dorset & Wilts, South West)
Amber Reed (Bristol, Somerset/Devon, South West)
Rachel Roberts (Gloucester, Gloucester, North)
Abbie Scott (Keswick, Cumbria,North)
Emily Scott (Thurrock, Essex, London & South East)
Geri Thomas (OA Saints, Hertfordshire, London & SE)
Daniker Willmore (Bristol, South West)
Amy Wilson-Hardy (Bristol, Sussex, South West)

South Africa *Roster will be confirmed July 2011*
Doreen Rakobela, Judith Chauke, Katlego Moremi, Marithy Pienaar, Mpho Moloto, Sarah Ramoraswi, Simone Vosloo (Blue Bulls); Celeste Adonis, Chrisna van Slicht (Boland); Ntomboxolo Nanto, Khayalethu Mbambula (Easter Province); Mpho Mopeng, Christa Simpson (Free State); Maserame Bankiese (Griffons); Jaime Norton, Nqobile Protecia Mhlangu, Noluthando Mbambo, Nompilo Mtshali, Nomthandazo Mathe, Nomzamo Ngcamu, Nonkululeko Zondo, Shona Leah Weston, Zanele Mbokazi (KwaZulu-Natal); Nonkasa Fisiwe Zwane (Pumas); Nicole Flandorff (SWD); Elma Kemp (Western Province).

Canada
Jill Antkutowicz – Lethbridge RC (Lethbridge, AB)
Bailey Campbell – Lethbridge RC (Vulcan, AB) – Verbally committed to the Horns
Sammi Crandell – Calgary Saracens (Calgary, AB)
Olivia DeMerchant – Woodstock Wildmen (Mapledale, NB)
Arielle Dubissette-Borrice – Nomads (Ajax, ON)
Lindsay Duxbury – Lethbridge RC (Lethbridge, AB)
Bianca Farella – Town of Mount Royal RFC (St Luc, QC)
Sarah Gordon – Bayside RFC (Surrey, BC) – Verbally committed to the Horns
Amelia Martin – Markham Irish (Barrie, ON)
Brianna Miller – SABRFC (Pointe Claire, QC)
Cindy Nelles – Belleville RFC (Belleville, ON)
Cassandra Orr – Lethbridge RC (Lethbridge, AB) – Verbally committed to the Horns
Paniz Pahlavanlu – United RFC (St Port Moody, BC)
Claragh Pegg – Markham Toronto Irish (Barrie, ON)
Gilly Pegg – Markham Toronto Irish (Barrie, ON)
Brittany Priddle – Georgian Bay Titians (Badjeros, ON)
Dee Rees – Dogs RFC (Kilbride, NL)
Miranda Seifert – Notre Dame Regina (Regina, Sask)
Demi Stemitakis – Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC)
Kaylie Stuckey – Ormstown Saracens (St Chrysostome, QC)
Juhee Thompson – Lethbridge RC (Mountainview, AB)
Meaghan Vestby – (Swan River, MB)
Dakota Weir – Lethbridge RC (Raymond, AB)
Tiffany Wideen – United RFC (Port Moody, BC)

USA
Forwards
Colleen Carey (University of Colorado), Chloe Harper (University of North Georgia), Grace Hovde (University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh), Katie Humphreys (Central Washington University), Monica Jackson (Cougar Women’s Rugby), Katie Johnson (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee), Kim La Mons (Fallbrook H.S., Calif.), Brittany Larson (Kent, Wash.), Mackenzie Lewis (Mesa State College), Dorothy Mittow (Princeton), Kiana Saluni (Oregon State), Jennifer Sandifer (Navy), Amee Svatos (Rugby Oregon), Alycia Washington (University of Connecticut)

Backs
Haley Anderson (Summit County), Akalaini Baravilala (At Large), Amelia Bizer (Woodlands H.S., Texas), Xanni Brown (Radcliffe), Allyson Day (Portland H.S., Maine), Joanne Fa’avesi (Sacramento Amazons), Kyandrea McKnight (University of Central Florida), Amy Naber (University of Arizona), Ashley Okonta (Notre Dame), Kayla Vlachos (Jupiter Rugby), Jacie Vonada (South Dakota State), Miranda Wakimoto (Boston University)

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