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Bristol Ladies trio to lead World Cup effort

Sarah Hunter, Carys Phillips and Claire Molloy are to captain their countries at the World Cup.

Claire Molloy secured the title after Ireland’s captain Niamh Briggs, was ruled out due to injury this week. Ireland, who are in Pool C of the competition and will face Australia, Japan and France.

Sarah Hunter will captain an experienced 28-player squad, 15 of who beat Canada to win the last World Cup in 2014. England will first face Spain on Wednesday, August 9th, with Italy and the USA to follow.

Carys Phillips will lead the Welsh girls against New Zealand, Canada and Hong Kong in the group stages. 

Bristol Ladies Rugby Coach, Kris de Scossa, said: “We're very proud that the captains of England, Wales and Ireland are all Bristol Ladies Rugby players - it's a great credit to their attitudes and hard work. They will be fantastic ambassadors for the club throughout the tournament.”