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Live Reporting

By Denise Evans

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  1. Time for the athems

    England v Samoa (11:00 BST)

    The anthems are go over on Court One.

    Samoa's is up first as The Banner of Freedom is performed by the Liverpool Signing Choir.

    England defender and Commonwealth champion Jodie Gibson, who is out injured herself, is here in Liverpool and just told the crowd "the players are going to do this for their country and for Layla Guscoth."

    England anthem
  2. Samoa fans in the house

    England v Samoa (11:00 BST)

    This family has travelled all the way from the Pacific Islands to cheer on their team today.

    The fans have made this tournament colourful, loud and passionate so far and long may it continue into next week.

    Samoa
  3. Starting sevens

    England v Samoa (11:00 BST)

    England: GS Joanne Harten, GA Helen Housby, WA Chelsea Pitman, C Serena Guthrie, WD Jade Clarke, GD Eboni Usoro-Brown, GK Geva Mentor

    Samoa: GS Toa Tanimo, GA Sanita To'o, WA Ariana Luamanu, C Brooke Williams WD Soli Ropati GD Afi Lafaiali'i-Sapolu, GK Rachel Rasmussen

    Serena Guthrie
  4. 'The show must go on' - Neville

    England v Samoa (11:00 BST)

    England head coach Tracey Neville has been speaking ahead of her side's clash with Samoa.

    On Layla Guscoth's injury:

    "We've not had to change combinations but personally for Layla it is heartbreaking but she is being managed by the medical team and the show must go on."

    On not being able to replace Guscoth, after losing her so early in the tournament:

    "I have players I can use and we know the rules coming into the tournament.

    "But they may need to change, the way the game is going with physical demands of the tournament."

    "I want persistence, efficiency, and for my players to stick to the gameplan.

    "We still have work to do and work on combinations. We need to enjoy it and come out with a win."

  5. World Cup over for Layla Guscoth

    England v Samoa (11:00 BST)

    England defender Layla Guscoth will play no further part in the tournament after it was confirmed she has ruptured her Achilles during Saturday's game against Scotland.

    It's a huge blow for the Roses, but they have plenty of cover at the WD position, where she has been starting.

    The timeless Jade Clarke takes that spot against Samoa today.

    Layla Guscoth
  6. Teams out for warm-up

    England v Samoa (11:00 BST)

    England head coach Tracey Neville came into the arena a good five minutes before her team, making herself comfortable on the bench and furiously making notes.

    She's ready. And her Roses look just as focused.

    Tracey Neville
  7. Welcome

    England v Samoa (11:00 BST)

    Hello, and welcome to coverage of England's final Perlimnary Stage One match against Samoa.

    They have a 100% record so far in Liverpool, while Samoa are playing for their first win.

    Who is your money on?