Netball World Cup 2019: Tracey Neville names England Roses squad

Rachel Dunn (centre) celebrates along with her team-mates after England beat Australia within the January Quad Series
2019 Netball World Cup
Dates:12-21 JulyVenue:M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Coverage:Every match from 15 July onwards will almost definitely be broadcast by the BBC

Veterans Geva Mentor, Jade Clarke and Rachel Dunn hang been named in Tracey Neville’s England World Cup squad.

Shooter Dunn, 36, returned to the England Netball negate-up forJanuary’s Quad Seriesafter missing out on the gold medal-a success Commonwealth Games team in 2018.

Defender Mentor, 34, and Clarke, 35, hang been selected for his or her fifth World Cup, with BBC Sport columnist Serena Guthrie named as captain.

The tournament begins on 12 July.

Mentor is one amongst eight Commonwealth gold medallists to offer the squad and is joined by centre-courters Guthrie and Jade Clarke, and defender Eboni Usoro-Brown.

Fly attacks Chelsea Pitman and Natalie Haythornthwaite, and shooters Jo Harten and Helen Housby – who scored the a success goal as England beat Australia on the Gold Flee last April – hang all been selected.

Eight Commonwealth Games gold medallists produce the England World Cup squad

Avid gamers ‘at their physical height’

It used to be published earlier this week that Roses’ Commonwealth Games captainAma Agbeze had uncared for out on decision, as hang fellow champions Jodie Gibson and Kadeen Corbin.

Neville admitted she had some “in point of fact advanced” choices to offer when selecting the squad.

“The World Cup is a mighty competitors due to the its layout and the probably opposition we could well perchance moreover come up towards,” she said.

“The full avid gamers selected are at their physical height and hang proven by the worldwide and Superleague season that they’re in a region to continuously make effectively under shameful stress, which is necessary leading into July.”

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Starting wing defence Beth Cobden used to be ruled out of the tournamentafter suffering a knee ligament afflicttaking half in for mark current club Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Making their necessary tournament debuts for the Roses in Liverpool will almost definitely be defenders Layla Guscoth and Fran Williams.

Guscoth moved from Crew Bathtub to play for Trim Netball side Adelaide Thunderbirds for the 2019 season and Wasps defender Williams joins her club team-mate and Superleague Player of the season Dunn.

Loughborough Lightning’s captain Natalie Panagarry, who also made the Superleague All-Well-known particular person XII team, completes the squad.

England’s first game of the competitors is towards Uganda on the gap day: Friday, 12 July at 19:00 BST.

England squad for Netball World Cup


Geva Mentor, GK

Eboni Usoro-Brown, GK/GD

Fran Williams, GK/GD

Layla Guscoth, GD/WD

Centre court

Jade Clarke, WD/C

Serena Guthrie, WD/C

Natalie Panagarry, WD/C/WA

Chelsea Pitman, WA


Natalie Haythornthwaite, WA/GA

Helen Housby, GA/GS

Jo Harten, GS/GA

Rachel Dunn, GS/GA

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