"It's an enormous challenge to be in the pair," Hodge added. "But we still hunger for it, especially after the world championships last year. That is what motivates us every day in training. It's definitely the right decision and I'm glad we're going for it again".
Reed continued: "Jurgen Grobler said that what we did at the trials in April showed that we are the top athletes and that we are ready for it.
"Obviously, it's just for the first World Cup for now and anything can change but right now it's very exciting, I'm really looking forward to it. I think it's a great decision."
Great Britain will announce their full squad on 11 May, when veterans Greg Searle and Katherine Grainger will confirm which crews they will feature in this season.
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