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Exclusive: The RAF England Star Hoping For World Cup Glory

The RAF's England rugby star Amy Cokayne has told Forces Network about the support she's received from the forces, ahead of Saturday's World...

Amy Cokayne

The RAF's England rugby star Amy Cokayne has told Forces Network about the support she's received from the forces, ahead of Saturday's World Cup final.

The Red Roses are hoping to complete back-to-back final triumphs by beating New Zealand - the only country to ever have done so.

Amy Cokayne & Jon Knighton
Cokayne with Forces Network's Jon Knighton

The 21-year-old RAF woman, meanwhile, has played in all of her team's matches so far and scored in all but one.

She says the support she's had has been tremendous. Just click below to find out what she had to say about the reaction from the RAF:

The Black Ferns reeled off four successive tournament wins between 1998 and 2010 - and Cokayne could have be pulling on their jersey.

The reservist grew up in New Zealand - but her heart was always with England:

"I was always told that playing for England wouldn't be possible, but then I had a very good coach who sorted me playing for the England team."

The front row forward is now set to join the RAF full-time, meanwhile.

None of the players will have their contracts renewed, as England has chosen to focus on the sevens format ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

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