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USA Ladies’s Rugby World Cup Squad 2022


USA Ladies’s Rugby World Cup Squad 2022

The USA gained the first-ever ladies’s Rugby World Cup again in 1991 and performed within the subsequent two finals, however haven’t completed increased than fourth at any of the tournaments since.

They’re at present ranked sixth on the planet however have struggled results-wise lately. They’ve misplaced their final three matches to Pool B opponents Canada and did not win a recreation at this yr’s Pacific 4 Sequence.

They beat Scotland 21-17 in August as a part of their build-up to the World Cup but it surely was not as convincing a end result as they might have hoped – they usually had been then comprehensively crushed 52-14 by England of their different warm-up.

Former Saracens coach Rob Cain is on the helm of the USA and the crew is led by Exeter Chiefs No 8 Kate Zackary, certainly one of various gamers who ply their commerce within the Allianz Premier 15s. The hope is that the expertise gained in such a aggressive league will result in improved performances in New Zealand.

USA Ladies’s Rugby World Cup Squad 2022

There’s a mixture of youth and expertise in Rob Cain’s squad. 9 gamers have earlier World Cup expertise whereas others heading to New Zealand will get their first style of this match.

Prop Hope Rogers will play in her third World Cup, having additionally competed in 2014 and 2017, whereas Kate Zackary will proceed as captain of the crew having taken on the function in 2018.

Cain mentioned: “We’ve bought a very thrilling group, and the pleasing factor is to actually see a number of the much less skilled gamers drive what we’re doing alongside the skilled gamers.

“It’s been nice to see gamers get extra caps these final 12 months, including eight or 9 video games to permit for mixtures to be created and make the most of our alternative home windows. Now we now have a chance to cement it.”

The USA have additionally named 4 non-travelling reserves in Rachel Ehrecke, Saher Hamdan, Bulou Mataitoga and Alycia Washington.

Backs

(DoB/Membership/Place)

Meya Bizer (10 Might 1993/Beantown/Full-back)

Gabby Cantorna (2 Aug 1995/Exeter Chiefs/Fly-half)

Lotte Clapp (13 Jan 1995/Saracens/Wing)

Jennine Detiveaux (12 Nov 1993/Exeter Chiefs/Wing)

Tess Feury (15 Mar 1996/Wasps/Full-back)

Megan Foster (24 Apr 1992/Exeter Chiefs/Fly-half)

Eti Haungatau (25 Sep 2000/Lindenwood College/Centre)

McKenzie Hawkins (8 Jan 1997/Life West Gladiatrix/Fly-half)

Katana Howard (25 Jun 1993/Sale Sharks/Centre)

Bridget Kahele (1 Aug 1996/Beantown/Scrum-half)

Alev Kelter (21 Mar 1991/Saracens/Centre or full-back)

Olivia Ortiz (23 Oct 1997/Colorado Grey Wolves/Scrum-half)

Carly Waters (19 Dec 1995/Sale Sharks/Scrum-half)

Forwards

Evelyn Ashenbrucker (6 Aug 1990/San Diego Surfers/Lock)

Catie Benson (10 Feb 1992/Sale Sharks/Prop)

Elizabeth Cairns (23 Oct 1992/Life West Gladiatrix/Again-row)

Jett Hayward (22 Apr 1997/Life West Gladiatrix/Hooker)

Charli Jacoby (9 Oct 1989/Exeter Chiefs/Prop)

Nick James (20 Jan 1989/Sale Sharks/Prop)

Erica Jarrell (Beantown/Prop)

Kathryn Johnson (25 Oct 1991/Twin Cities Amazons/Again-row)

Rachel Johnson (5 Feb 1991/Exeter Chiefs/Again-row)

Joanna Kitlinksi (5 Jul 1988/Sale Sharks/Hooker)

Jenny Kronish (27 Dec 1996/Harlequins/Lock)

Maya Discovered (1 Jan 1996/Gloucester-Hartpury/Prop)

Jordan Matyas (2 Jul 1993/USA Sevens/Lock)

Kathryn Treder (Beantown/Hooker)

Georgie Perris-Redding (1 Oct 1997/Sale Sharks/Again-row)

Hope Rogers (7 Jan 1993/Exeter Chiefs/Prop)

Kristine Sommer (2 Oct 1990/Seattle/Lock)

Hallie Taufoou (26 Might 1994/Loughborough Lightning/Lock)

Kate Zackary (26 Jul 1989/Exeter Chiefs/Again-row)

USA Ladies’s Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2022

(All kick-off instances are UK & Eire time)

Pool B

Solar 9 Oct, USA v Italy (0.45am, Northland Occasions Centre, Whangarei)

Sat 15 Oct, USA v Japan (5.30am, Northland Occasions Centre, Whangarei)

Solar 23 Oct, Canada v USA (3.15am, Waitakere Stadium, Auckland)

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