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Mentor, Clarke & Dunn in England World Cup squad

Mentor, Clarke & Dunn in England World Cup squad

Rachel Dunn (centre) celebrates with her team-mates after England beat Australia in the January Quad Series
bbc.comVeterans Geva Mentor, Jade Clarke and Rachel Dunn have been named in Tracey Neville's England World Cup squad.Shooter Dunn, 36, returned to the England Netball set-up for January's Quad Series after missing out on the gold medal-winning Commonwealth Games team in 2018.Housby's rise to the top of her game
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Eight Commonwealth Games gold medallists make the England World Cup squad
Players 'at their physical peak'
It was revealed earlier this week that Roses' Commonwealth Games captain Ama Agbeze had missed out on selection, as have fellow champions Jodie Gibson and Kadeen Corbin.Neville admitted she had some "really tough" decisions to make when selecting the squad."The World Cup is a challenging competition due to its format and the potential opposition we could come up against," she said."All of the players selected are at their physical peak and have shown through the international and Superleague season that they are able to consistently perform well under extreme pressure, which is crucial leading into July."
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Starting wing defence Beth Cobden was ruled out of the tournament after suffering a knee ligament injury playing for new club Adelaide Thunderbirds.Making their major tournament debuts for the Roses in Liverpool will be defenders Layla Guscoth and Fran Williams.Guscoth moved from Team Bath to play for Super Netball side Adelaide Thunderbirds for the 2019 season and Wasps defender Williams joins her club team-mate and Superleague Player of the season Dunn.Loughborough Lightning's captain Natalie Panagarry, who also made the Superleague All-Star XII team, completes the squad.England's first game of the competition is against Uganda on the opening day: Friday, 12 July at 19:00 BST.
England squad for Netball World Cup
DefenceGeva Mentor, GKEboni Usoro-Brown, GK/GDFran Williams, GK/GDLayla Guscoth, GD/WDCentre courtJade Clarke, WD/CSerena Guthrie, WD/CNatalie Panagarry, WD/C/WAChelsea Pitman, WAShootersNatalie Haythornthwaite, WA/GAHelen Housby, GA/GSJo Harten, GS/GARachel Dunn, GS/GABBC Sport has launched #ChangeTheGame this summer to showcase female athletes in a way they never have been before. Through more live women's sport available to watch across the BBC this summer, complemented by our journalism, we are aiming to turn up the volume on women's sport and alter perceptions. Find out more here.
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