Roster Announced For U.S. Women’s National Team 15s Joint Training Camp With Canada

Roster Announced For U.S. Women’s National Team 15s Joint Training Camp With Canada

Eagles assemble May 15-25 in Guelph, ON for combined training camp and two scrimmages.

GUELPH, ON. – The U.S. Women’s National Team 15s will assemble at the University of Guelph in Ontario from May 15-25 for a joint-training camp with rival-Canada. Players will participate in combined training sessions as well as two scrimmages on May 19 and May 24.

Head Coach Rob Cain has named 26 players for the training camp and will use the assembly to support final selections for the Women’s Rugby Super Series 2019 taking place in San Diego, CA June 28 to July 14.

The joint camp fits within the Women’s Eagles recently announced Road to 2021 Campaign Plan which includes a significant increase in assemblies where players and coaches have more time to interact. By the end of July, the senior program will have met as a full group in four out of the seven months that span the first half of 2019 including April’s camp and Barbarians match, the joint-training camp in May and Women’s Super Series in June and July.

Following the successful completion of a pre-season Regional Training Program in March and an impressive performance against the Barbarians in Glendale, CO the Eagles are well on track to continue development of the wider player pool.

“It’s great to have continuity with the players so soon after our April camp and historic match against the Barbarians. These opportunities are so vital in our aspirations to keep closing the gap with teams above us in the World Rankings and to show the real ascendancy of our intent,” said Head Coach Rob Cain.

“Having such a short turnaround really allows us to further expand the concepts we have as a group while they are still fresh in the players’ thoughts. The joint training sessions are a great learning tool in helping our athletes find solutions to problems they aren’t always exposed to while the scrimmages are a perfect way to put context to the principles we’re exploring.

“We had lots of exciting talking points regarding the pool for this selection. To think we have four players who were not involved against the Barbarians really highlights the inner competition in the player group. Each day our aim is to get better than the last and the more time we have together, the more chances we have to make that happen.”

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Author: Aalina Tabani.