Swiss Women's Team Selected for Debut in Rugby Europe Women's Trophy Against Finland
Zurich, 09/10/2018 - The Swiss Women's XVs National Team will debut on Saturday, October 13th, in the new 2018-19 Rugby Europe Women's Trophy, with a match against Finland, in Helsinki.
Finland represents and old rival the Swiss Ladies have faced a few times in the past, both home and away. With an unbeaten record, Switzerland enters the game as a favorite on paper, but the conditions in frigid autumnal Scandinavia certainly favor the home team, which has seen vast development over the last couple of years.
Swiss Coach Emmanuel Revert has selected his team for the game after the last training camp on October 6-7 in Bern, putting his faith in a complete mix of experienced players and new caps.
Bosshard Rahel, GC Zurich
Casparis Carole, Faclons RFC Malta
Da Silva Lalline, Luzern
Delessert Pauline, Albaladejo Rugby Club
Dick Katja, GC Zurich
Ellis Rebecca, RC CMSG (CERN)
Fux Selina, Luzern
Gachet Carole, Stade Francais
Gardeta Velez Claudia, Albaladejo Rugby Club
Gaudin Julie, Albaladejo Rugby Club
Gerber-Imsand Nicole, RC CMSG (CERN) (Vice-Captain)
Haymoz Simone, GC Zurich
Hosch Salome, Basel RFC
Kistler Anais, Albaladejo Rugby Club
Klupp Stephanie, Basel RFC
Laternser Victoria, St. Gallen Bishops
Pera Juliette, RC CMSG (CERN)
Robert Leonie, Club de Rugby d'Illkirch-Graffenstaden
Sorli Rico Maria Del Carmen, Rugby C.A. Pontarlier
Stadelmann Angela, Luzern
Thiebaud Anne, Albaladejo Rugby Club
Ullmann Fabienne, RC Bern
Walti Sabrina, GC Zurich (Captain)
Coach: Emmanuel Revert
Manager: Veronika Haunerdinger
Physio: Sabrina Nigg
General Manager Women's National Team: Aurelie Lemouzy
Delessert, Gaudin, Hosch, Kistler, Klupp, Pera, and Sorli Rico will earn their first caps for Switzerland. Thiebaut, Gerber-Imsand, and Gardeta Velez were already capped for Switzerland in 7s but not in XVs.
44 players from 16 clubs, including the 12 teams involved in the LNF- A and LNF-B, took part in the training camps and warm-up games since January 2018.
The Match Finland-Switzerland will take place on Saturday, October 13th, at 11H30 Finland time (= 10h30 Central European time) in Helsinki, Finland.