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Rugby Union

UK Armed Forces rugby team announce squad for IDRC tournament

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The UK Armed Forces (UKAF) women's rugby union team have announced their squad for the International Defence Rugby Competition in New Zealand.

The tournament, also known as the Forces World Cup, sees the best of all three services come together to represent UKAF.

The team is missing a few notable names due to the Rugby World Cup – three RAF players have been called up for their nations instead.

Some of the key players for UKAF in the competition include Bombardier Bethan Dainton (British Army and Wales), Leading Hand Rose Dixon (Royal Navy captain) and Corporal Sian Williams (RAF and Wales).

UKAF kick off their campaign against the Australian Defence Forces on 11 October.