Tri-Nations Cup Women’s Rugby U20s Squads: Canada, England, USA

U20s Women’s Rugby Tri-Nations: Canada, England, & USA

The Women’s Rugby U20s Tri-Nations Cup will be held from August 7-18 at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Host Canada, England, and the United States will compete for the Cup. Matches will be available live online via

Tri-Nations Matches

  • Aug. 7th – Canada vs the USA, Acadia University @ 6:30 pm local time (5:30 pm ET/2:30 pm PT)
  • Aug. 10th – Canada vs England, Acadia University @ 6:30 pm local time (5:30 pm ET/2:30 pm PT)
  • Aug. 14th – USA vs England, Acadia University @ 6:30pm local time (5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT)
  • Aug. 18th – Canada v England, Wanderers Grounds, Halifax @ 4:00 pm local time (3 pm ET/12pm PT)


Women’s Junior All-Americans’ (U20s) Head Coach James English has selected 25 athletes for the U20 Women’s Tri-Nations Cup. The team will face Canada’s U20s on August 7th and England’s U20s on August 14th at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., English will have the support of new Women’s National Team Head Coach Rob Cain throughout the tournament.

English indicated that “This should be a great learning experience for the players. There is a really nice blend of experience in the squad, for some this will be their first taste of international rugby,” says Head Coach English. “On the other hand, we want to see the more experienced players really step up and lead. The tour will be a great opportunity to benchmark as this group looks towards 2020 and beyond.”

English selection of 25 women for the squad includes four competing for high school clubs, five from Lindenwood University, the 2018 National Champions in both fifteens and sevens, and while three playing for senior rugby clubs. Central Washington University (4), Pennsylvania State University (3), and Life University (2) also have multiple athletes.

The team also includes Women’s National Team players Kayla Canett and Mata Hingano. Canett was a member of the USA Women’s National Team 4th place team at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2017. She also made four tournament appearances in the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, while Hingano appeared twice in Women’s Sevens Series

USA Rugby Women’s Junior All-Americans Squad

A’au, Suiluana Center Central Washington University
A’au, Tiana Prop Central Washington University
A’au, Tiara Prop Central Washington University
Arena, Destiny Hooker Lindenwood University
Bargell, Cassidy Wing Summit Rugby (HS)
Canett-Oca, Kayla Flyhalf Penn State University
Cervinski, Sydnee Fullback Life University
Freeman, Morgan Flanker Ft. Miami Rugby
Fromstein, Elisha Hooker Penn State University
Gray, Natalie Lock Lindenwood University
Haungatau, Fane “Eti” Prop SacPAL Rugby (HS)
Henrich, Emily Center Orchard Park Rugby (HS)
Hingano, Mata Center Utah Valley University
Jones, Tori Prop University of Notre Dame
Manu, Isabel Prop Lindenwood University
Matina, Aniya Flanker Provo Steelers (HS)
Ortiz, Olivia Scrumhalf Davenport University
Pasioles, Mary Jane Scrumhalf Central Washington University
Sedrick, Alexandria Wing Life University
Strong, Mckenna Lock Lindenwood University
Tamaivena, Adi Finau No. 8 Seattle Saracens
Thunen, Lauren Flanker University of California Santa Barbara
Tuilaepa, Penina Prop Lindenwood University
Wilson, Elizabeth Flanker Northern Virginia Rugby (NOVA)
Tancredi, Samantha Lock North Bay Rugby (HS)
Tri-Nations Cup Women's Rugby U20s Squads: Canada, England, USA

USA Rugby Women’s Junior All-Americans


WJAA Head Coach – James English
Coach – Rob Cain (Head Coach of Women’s 15s National Team)
Coach – Kate Daley
Strength & Conditioning Coach – Ian Jones
Athletic Trainer – Katherine Henry
Team Manager – Kirstin Maurer
Pathway Manager – Anna Kunkel


  • vs Canada U20s Tue, August 7 – 7:30 PM ET at Acadia University
  • vs England U20s Tue, August 14 – 7:30 PM ET at Acadia University


Canada Under-20 Women’s head coach Jack Hanratty has named his 26-player team for the Tri-Nations Cup in Nova Scotia.  Hanratty discussed his squad indicating the “We have plenty of excellent talent at this age group, not only at CRC but also USports and Sevens. Some extremely talented players didn’t make our final squad, and having this amount of depth is only a positive for the future of Canadian rugby,”

Canada U20s

Erika Barton – Guelph University/Kingston Panthers (ON)
Brooke Bazian – UBC Thunderbirds (BC)
Keegan Branter – University of Lethbridge/Lethbridge Rugby Club (AB)
Mackenzie Carson – UBC Thunderbirds/Bristol Bears (BC)
Hannah Daniels – Queen’s University/Aurora Barbarians (ON)
Sophie de Goede – Queen’s University/Castaway Wanderers (BC)
Abby duGuid – University of Lethbridge/Edmonton Pirates RFC (AB)
Madison Gold – UBC Thunderbirds (BC)
Zoe Goodwin-Sutton – UVic Vikes/Westshore RFC (ON)
Sasha Guedes – UVic Vikes/Beaconsfield (QC)
Amelia Hatfield – St Francis Xavier University/Halifax Tars RFC (NS)
Niamh Haughey – Brock University/Saracens (ON)
Rachel Hickson – Queen’s University/Kingston Panthers (ON)
Asia Hogan – York University/Toronto Nomads (ON)
Courtenay Holtkamp – University of Alberta/Red Deer Titans (AB)
Taylour Hurd – Brock University/Oakville Crusaders (ON)
Idia Ihensekien – Dartmouth College/Oakville Crusaders RFC (ON)
Annie Kennedy – Acadia University/Windsor Machine RFC (ON)
Sarah-Maude La Chance – CEGEP Victoriaville/Club De Rugby Quebec (QC)
Tausani Levale – Abbotsford Griffins (BC)
Aly Macdougal – University of Calgary/Calgary Irish (AB)
Celia Martensson – Queen’s University/Aurora Barbarians (ON)
Maya Montiel – Ottawa University/Ottawa Irish Rugby Club (NB)
Harley Tucker – Acadia Universtiy/Windsor Machine RFC (AB)
Valerie Wideski – Acadia University/Westshore RFC (BC)

Non-traveling Reserves: Monquie Coffee, Sydney De La Mare, Sarah Klok, Emmi Merilainen, Holly Phillips, Taylor Price, Tia Svoboda, Alyana Scramstad, Caitlin Sears, Taejah Thompson

Not Considered Due to Injury: Maddie Cohoon, Emily Nichol, Alex Ondo, Shaye Tudor

Rugby Canada Women’s U20s

Canada U20 Staff

Jack Hanratty, Head Coach
Kelly Russell, Assistant Coach
John Lavery, Assistant Coach
Jocelyn Barrieau, Assistant Coach
Jeremy Steinbach, Strength and Conditioning Coach
Tom Mcleod, Video analyst
Danielle McNally, Physiotherapist
Sarah MacNeil, Manager

Canada Women U20 Fixtures

  • Aug. 7th – Canada vs the USA, Acadia University @ 6:30 pm local time (5:30 pm ET/2:30 pm PT)
  • Aug. 10th – Canada vs England, Acadia University @ 6:30 pm local time (5:30 pm ET/2:30 pm PT)
  • Aug. 18th – Canada v England, Wanderers Grounds, Halifax @ 4:00 pm local time (3 pm ET/12pm PT)


England Women U20 head coach Jo Yapp selected a 26-player squad to travel to Canada for the Women’s Rugby U20s Tri-Nations against Canada and the United States.

“Of the 26 selected, there are three new players to the squad, with Jessica Cooksey, Ellie Green and Bethany Wilcock named for the first time. Abigail Dow, Zoe Harrison, Lagilagi Tuima and Hannah Botterman all represented the Red Roses during the 2017/18 season but return to the age group for the tour.”

England U20s Squad:

Lucy Attwood (Bristol Ladies, Bristol University), Leah Bartlett (Loughborough Lightning, Loughborough University), Sarah Beckett (Firwood Waterloo Ladies, N/A), Hannah Botterman (Saracens Women, N/A), Brooke Bradley (Bristol Ladies / Exmouth Community College), Cara Brincat (Worcester Valkyries / Worcester University), Jessica Cooksey (Winscombe / Hartpury College)*, Tabitha Copson (Gloucester-Hartpury Women /Hartpury College), Hollie Cunningham (Bristol Ladies / Exeter University), Abigail Dow (Wasps Ladies / Imperial College London), Rosie Galligan (Saracens Women / Loughborough University), Akina Gondwe (Worcester Valkyries /Worcester University), Ellie Green (Harlequins Ladies, N/A)*, Detysha Harper (Firwood Waterloo Ladies, N/A), Amelia  Harper (Loughborough Lightning /Loughborough College), Zoe Harrison (Saracens Women / Middlesex University), Victoria Laflin (Worcester Valkyries/ Worcester University), Ellie Mulhearn (Bristol Ladies, N/A), Phoebe Murray (Bristol Ladies / Bristol University), Ellena Perry (Saracens Women / Coventry University), Connie Powell (Gloucester-Hartpury Women / Hartpury College), Lilian Stoeger-Goddard (Bristol Ladies / Plymouth Marjons University), Lagilagi  Tuima (Bristol Ladies / Exeter University), Charlie Wilcock (Worcester Valkyries, N/A), Bethany Wilcock (Trojans Rugby /Brockenhurst College)*, Ella Wyrwas (Saracens Women, N/A)

* denotes new player to the squad

England Rugby Women’s U20s Team

England Women U20 fixtures

  • Friday 10 August – Canada Women U20 v England Women U20, Acadia University (Wolfville), KO 10.30 pm BST
  • Tuesday 14 August – USA Women U20 v England Women U20, Acadia University (Wolfville), KO 10.30 pm BST
  • Saturday 18 August – Canada U20 v England Women U20, Wanderers Grounds (Halifax), KO 8.00 pm BST


Other Articles

DJCoil Rugby articles are also available on Facebook. Other Social Media sites to follow or subscribe include Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for interviews.

About Author

North American Rugby News With A USA Slant