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Great Britain squads announced for 2017 tests

Try Tag Rugby, official Great Britain delegates to the International Tag Federation and the European Tag Federation, has announced the Great Britain squads for the 2017 International Tests against Ireland and Australia.

Great Britain will play tests against Ireland and Australia this year ahead of the Tag Rugby World Cup in 2018.

The tests are as follows:
Saturday 22nd & 23rd July – International Tri Series (GB, Australia and Ireland)
Saturday 16th September – British & Irish Cup (Ireland)

The standard this year was very high, due to the big improvement in playing standards across the board and increased player base. Some very tough decisions have been made and we must select the best and most committed players possible.

Commiserations to the trialists who missed out on selection. For those of you who have missed out on selection, there will be more opportunities to represent Great Britian in future years.  

Great Britain Squads and Coaches: 

Mixed Open - Coach: Alex Sadgrove
Alana Hutton
Annie Hillier
Claire McAteer
Corinna Litscher
David Wilkinson
Erin Fairley
Florence Hyde
George Fox-Edwards
Guillaume Hammersley
Hannah Wilson
Iolo James
Jake Dunley
Jenny Ainscough
Kyle Nish
Kasey Martin
Kat Burden
Katie Fowler
Steve Lloyd
Thomas Entwistle
Timothy Pritchard

Mixed seniors (men 32+, women 29+) Coaches: Craig Auchinachie & Andrew Davis
Adam Nash
Adric Mason
Andrew Davey
Antony Merrett
Ben Payne
Breeda Mac Eoin
Craig Auchinachie
Hannah Duggan
Holly Daubany-Nunn
Jesse Dalton
Jodie Bijorac
Matt Mcdonald
Miriam Howe
Moya Maginn
Orla McKenna
Phyllis Agbo
Rhys Davies
Ross Goodman
Sam Winter
Sophie Jones

Men's Seniors (29+) - Coach: Matthew Picknett
Alex Sadgrove
Andrew Davis
Arron Lombardo
Benjamin Picknett
Billy Lyons
Chris Prout
Gareth Roach
Jamie Murray
Jay Beare
Joshua Pavlovec
Mark Batty
Matt Evans
Matt Picknett
Robbie Burroughs
Shun Tamura
Steve Jermyn
Steve Leary
Thomas Parsons
Tristan Ryder

Men's Open - Coach: Steve Jermyn
Angus Furneaux
Dan O'Brien
Daniel Coll
Florian Hodgson-Tuck
Harry Young
Jacob Banfield
James Baron
James Dyer
James Gibson
Michael Posso
Nick Wilkes
Oliver Greenhill
Sam Read
Seb Jamous
Toby Forbes
Tom Higgs
Tom Stone
Will Marsden
Will Powell
Zack Akil

Women's Seniors (26+) - Coaches: Murray Wilson & Shelley Lombardo
Alana Picknett
Breda Lyons
Christina Liessem
Emma Becker
Emma Brady
Grace Brown
Kate Hendon
Katharine Draper
Katrina Whitelaw
Lois Lau
Monique Pontifex
Philippa May
Rachael Joy
Rebecca Burns
Sarah Jackson
Stephanie Geertsen
Susannah Brown
Tu Nguyen
Vicki Jackson

Women's Open Coach: Jodie Bijorac
Aine Cribbin
Alice Tozzi
Caroline Henzell
Charlotte Towerton
Ellen McGuinness
Emer Tumelty
Emily Clews
Emily Stone
Hannah Moore
Katie Murphy
Katie Swalwell
Kirsty Clarke
Lucy Ridler
Marguerita Lane
Marianne Bowtell
Megan Ellery
Phoebe Robins
Samara Lawrence
Sarah O'Neill

Congratulations to all the players who have been named in the 2017 Great Britain squads. We look forward to starting the 2017 International campaign on Sunday.

Great Britain players will receive free entry into the 2017 London Origin Tag Rugby Series on Saturday 13th May which will also act as a fundraiser for the Great Britain squads to travel to Ireland. This is a great chance for our Great Britain squads to play more elite level Tag leading into this year's international fixtures.

All players will be contacted shortly by email with further details and the time and venue for the first training session this Sunday (23rd April). 

on 18th April, 2017

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