RFU defends determination to fly England ladies to New Zealand World Cup in economic system after males’s squad flew to 2019 match in enterprise class | Rugby Union Information

England’s squad for the Girls’s World Cup is being flown to New Zealand in economic system, not like the boys’s aspect which travelled to their World Cup in Japan in enterprise class; RFU defends the choice and says it continues to assist development of the ladies’s sport

Final Up to date: 23/09/22 6:38pm

England train at Pennyhill Park, London

England prepare at Pennyhill Park, London

The RFU has defended its determination to fly the England ladies’s squad to the World Cup in New Zealand in economic system class – in distinction to their male counterparts.

England’s males travelled to the 2019 World Cup in Japan in enterprise class.

The RFU’s official journey accomplice, British Airways, doesn’t fly on to New Zealand, so the Crimson Roses will fly with another airline this weekend.

England are strong favourites to win the Rugby World Cup

England are robust favourites to win the Rugby World Cup

A spokesperson for the RFU instructed Sky Sports activities Information: “As our airline accomplice British Airways doesn’t at present fly on to New Zealand, the staff can be travelling to and from the World Cup with another provider.

“The RFU continues to put money into rising the ladies’s sport and is pleased with the progress we have made in being the primary union to supply gamers full-time contracts, our main place within the World Cup rankings, in addition to considerably rising our fan base and investing within the development of the AP15s league.

“Regardless of these successes and our continued funding, the ladies’s sport can be loss-making for some years to come back and, subsequently, we’ve got to make difficult selections round what we will put money into, and what’s going to present the perfect outcomes and return for the staff.

“The Crimson Roses’ wider administration assist group has just lately been expanded to incorporate funding in extra physios, rehab therapists, efficiency coaches, a nutritionist and a full-time psychologist. From a efficiency perspective the staff administration has chosen to put money into these areas, in addition to having two weeks within the nation earlier than the primary sport, reasonably than flying in enterprise.”

It is understood the gamers have a jet-leg acclimatisation plan as soon as they arrive in New Zealand.

They’ll start mild coaching on Tuesday and Wednesday, earlier than returning to full coaching on Thursday. The Crimson Roses’ schedule has scope for flexibility, if required, to permit for full restoration.

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