Rowing: Coode and James selected

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Tom James, the young Cambridge oarsman, will stroke the British eight in its first appearance of the season at the World Cup in Munich on 20-22 June. Ed Coode, world champion in coxless fours in 1999 and 2001, has also gained a place in the boat after more than a year out with a shoulder injury.

The other six members all rowed in last year's crew which finished sixth in the world championships. A substitute will row in Munich for Oxford's Robin Bourne-Taylor.

GREAT BRITAIN EIGHT (World Cup, Munich, 20 to 22 June): Bow: A Partridge, P Simmons, R Bourne-Taylor, D Ousely, J Devlin, A Hodge, E Coode. Stroke: T James. Cox: P Rudge or C Cormack. Great Britain 2: Coxless four: Bow: J Livingston, J von Maltzahn, H Adams. Stroke: K West.