England have announced the squad which will be aiming to retain the Six Nations Cup men’s crown in Ireland next month.
Newly-crowned Red Dragon Welsh Open champion Scott Mitchell will lead the England men’s team, with Jamie Hughes, Mark McGeeney, Dennis Harbour and James Hurrell completing the line-up for the current holders.
Lisa Ashton, Deta Hedman and Lorraine Winstanley make up the ladies team, who will be looking to regain the trophy they lost to Wales last year.
Rhian Edwards will captain the Wales ladies side, which includes Katie Bellerby and Rhian Griffiths.
Martin Phillips leads the Wales men’s team and is joined by Jim Williams, Nick Kenny, Wayne Warren and Mark Layton.
Scotland are set to be led by Ross Montgomery, with Alan Soutar, Steve Ritchie and Steve Mitchell completing the men’s line-up and Frances Lawson, Lorraine Hyde and Kate Smith comprising the ladies team.
The Republic of Ireland team sees Michael Meaney joined by Thomas Concannon, John Flood, Gerry O’Hara, Dave O’Connor, Steve Lennon, Linda Harte, Robyn Byrne, Veronice Skeffington and Olive McIntyre.
Davy Glenn heads the Northern Ireland squad, which includes Neil Duff, Kyle McKinstry, Rodney Greer, Colin McGarry, Grace Crane, Kayleigh O’Neill, Gail Mullen and Charlene Kane.
The Netherlands men’s team will be spearheaded by Wesley Harms, Danny Noppert, Richard Veenstra, Jeffrey Sparidaans and Gino Vos, while the ladies team is made up of Anca Zijlstra, Aileen de Graaf and Sharon Prins.
The three-day event takes place at the Great Southern Hotel Sligo in Ireland on June 24-26.
2016 Six Nations Cup Squads
Republic of Ireland
Aileen de Graaf