Rugby

Tuima and Goddard named in England Under-20 squad to tour Canada

FORMER Devonport Services youngster Lagi Tuima and Marjon student Lili Goddard have been  included in the England Women’s Under-20 squad to tour Canada in August.

Head coach Jo Yapp has named a 26-strong squad for the trip to North America to play two Tests against Canada Under-20s and one against USA Under-20s.

Utility back Tuima is one of four full senior internationals included in the squad. She now plays for Bristol along with winger Goddard.

“This tour to Canada is a fantastic opportunity for us,” said head coach Yapp. “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.

“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.”

Matches will be hosted at Acadia University (Wolfville) and Wanderers Grounds (Halifax) on Friday, August 10, Tuesday, August 14 and Saturday, August 18.

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