New Zealand's Kiwi Ferns will travel to England with confidence, having a stranglehold on the Women's Rugby League World Cup since its birth in 2000. They are the only team to lift the trophy, with three wins to their name.
They will however face stern opposition from hosts England and cross-Tasman rivals Australia. Competition will also come accross the English Channel from France, who are regular test match contenders with England and are improving at a rate of knotts.
The 2013 competition is certain to demonstrate that Women's Rugby League is just as exciting and intense as the male game and a mouth watering final is in store at Headingley Stadium on Sunday 14th July as part of the triple-header event.
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 Women's, Student and Police Finals at Headingley Carnegie Stadium are on sale here or by calling the RFL Box Office on 0844 856 1113. Tickets will also be available for purchase on the day.
Tickets for the Women's Rugby League World Cup group games at Loverugbyleague.com Stadium, Batley, Tetley's Stadium, Dewsbury and Big Fellas Stadium, Featherstone cost £4 adult and £1 under-16s.
Tickets are available in advance from all venues except Batley, with tickets also available on the day.
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|11/07||Australia W||6||14||New Zealand||Match Report|
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