England name Australia-born Winfield-Hill in Rugby League World Cup squad

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The Australia-born Courtney Winfield-Hill is the standout inclusion in the England women’s squad for the Rugby League World Cup.

Winfield-Hill, who moved to England in 2018, was playing cricket in Australia’s Big Bash League as recently as five years ago. However, after establishing herself as one of the premier talents in the Women’s Super League since joining Leeds Rhinos, Winfield-Hill will realise her goal of playing in a World Cup after declaring her allegiance for England at the beginning of this year.

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Written by Aaron Bower
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/sep/26/england-rugby-league-world-cup-squad-courtney-winfield-hill under the title “England name Australia-born Winfield-Hill in Rugby League World Cup squad”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.