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Rugby - 20. March 2012.

Six Nations winner Wilson called up to England Women's Sevenssquad for Hong Kong

Bristol’s Kay Wilson has been called up to the England Women’s Sevens squad to compete in the second IRB Women’s Sevens Challenge Cup this season, in Hong Kong March 23-24.

Wilson, who scored two tries in this season’s Six Nations Grand Slam
campaign, replaces Georgina Roberts who picked up an injury in training at
the weekend.

20-year-old Wilson, who has 11 caps for England, now joins three other Six
Nations winners - Rachael Burford, Isabelle Noel Smith and Michaela
Staniford - in a strong Sevens line-up which see’s England looking to
emulate their second place finish in the inaugural Dubai IRB Women’s
Sevens Challenge Cup in December.

12 teams will compete for glory in the Hong Kong Women’s Sevens
Challenge Cup with Canada, England, Australia and the USA the top four seeds
respectively. Olympic Games 2016 hosts Brazil, Asian Women’s Sevens
champions China, the Netherlands and Dubai Plate winners Spain are seeded
five to eight. Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 hosts Russia, Japan, Hong Kong
and Tunisia complete the invitational line-up. England have been drawn in
Pool B and will face Japan and China in the initial stages.

England Sevens Squad for Hong Kong

Rachael         Burford (Richmond)


Heather          Fisher

SoniaGreen (VC)    (Saracens)


Noel-Smith    (Bristol)

Alice   Richardson   (Richmond)

Riley   (Saracens)

Michaela        Staniford (C)(Wasps)

Lydia  Thompson     (Worcester)

Watmore        (Worcester)

Kay Wilson (Bristol)

Hong Kong IRB Women’s Sevens Challenge Cup Schedule

Friday, 23rd March 2012, Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley

910am local time: England v China

1150am local time: England v Japan

14:00  Bowl SF         3rd
Pool A v 3rd Pool B      

14:40  Plate SF         2nd
Pool A v 2nd Pool B   

15:00  Plate SF         2nd
Pool C v 2nd Pool D   

16.40 Bowl FINAL

Hong Kong Football Club - HK Stadium  

18:12 PLATE Final, Hong Kong Football Club - HK Stadium  

Saturday, 24th March 2012, Hong Kong Football Club - HK Stadium  

11:42  Cup SF         
1st Pool
v          1st Pool

16:50  CUP Final
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