US Women head for Tri-Nations tournament
October 12, 1999
Lock Nancy Fitz heads a United States squad of 22 set to compete in a three-way international tournament hosted by New Zealand.
Thirteen of the squad took part in August's Can-Am, including front rower MA Sorensen, halfback Lisa Rowe, and center Patty Jervey. But flanker Dianne Schnapp heads the list of absentees, with fullback Laura Cabrera are also missing.
The USA, 1998 WRWC semi-finalists Canada, and world champions New Zealand will meet in a round-robin format, playing matches in Palmerston North between October 13 and 19.
United States: Forwards: Jen Crouse, Martha Daines, Nancy Fitz (captain),
Amy Heroux, Megan Himan, Liz Kirk, Phaidra Knight, Kerry McCabe, Jess
Olive, Erina Queen, Mona Rayside, Jennifer Renne, MA Sorenson, Tricia Turton. Backs: Shalanda Baker, Kim Cyganik, Kim Greene, Patty Jervey, Keirsten Lawton, Michelle Persica, Lisa Rowe, Shelly Wilson,
Wednesday 13 October Canada v United States 5.00pm
Saturday 16 October New Zealand v Canada 2.30pm
Tuesday 19 October New Zealand v USA 5.00pm
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