England reveal squad numbers for Women’s World Cup

James Gordon

England have revealed their squad numbers for the Women’s World Cup, which gets underway on November 1.

The recently crowned Woman of Steel, Tara-Jane Stanley, wears the number one shirt while York team-mate Hollie Dodd wears 11.

Three other nominees for the Woman of Steel award are in the starting 13 in squad numbers, including captain Emily Rudge (12), World Cup ambassador Jodie Cunningham (13) and Leeds stand-off Georgia Roche.

Roche’s Rhinos team-mate Courtney Winfield-Hill will play in her first World Cup wearing the number seven shirt.

Leeds prop Zoe Hornby is the only uncapped player in Craig Richards’ squad, and she wears the number 24.

There are seven players in the squad from Super League champions Leeds, with 11 from St Helens, four from York and two from Wigan.

England get their tournament underway against Brazil at Headingley on November 1.

They then face Canada at the DW Stadium on November 5, as part of a double-header with a likely England men’s quarter-final.

Their biggest test of the group stage comes against the Papua New Guinea Orchids, also at Headingley on November 9.

The other group contains Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands and France, with the top two from each group progressing to the semi-finals.

Both semi-finals will be played at York on November 14, while the final is at Old Trafford on November 19 alongside the men’s.

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England Women’s World Cup squad numbers

  1. Tara Stanley
  2. Caitlin Beevers
  3. Fran Goldthorp
  4. Amy Hardcastle
  5. Leah Burke
  6. Georgia Roche
  7. Courtney Winfield-Hill
  8. Grace Field
  9. Tara Jones
  10. Dannielle Anderson
  11. Hollie Dodd
  12. Emily Rudge ©
  13. Jodie Cunningham
  14. Vicky Molyneux
  15. Victoria Whitfield
  16. Beth Stott
  17. Shona Hoyle
  18. Olivia Wood
  19. Paige Travis
  20. Georgia Wilson
  21. Keara Bennett
  22. Zoe Harris
  23. Carrie Roberts
  24. Zoe Hornby