World Rowing Championships: Glover and Stanning in GB squad
|Rowing World Championships|
|Venue: Lake Aiguebelette, Savoie, France Dates: 30 August to 6 September|
|Coverage: Finals live on BBC One (5 September, 13:00-14:30 BST) and BBC Two (6 September, 12:00- 14:15 BST), reports on BBC Sport website and app.|
Helen Glover and Heather Stanning will defend their world title in September after being named in the GB Rowing squad for this year's World Championships in France.
The pair are among a 66-strong squad for a regatta that also serves as the Rio 2016 qualifying competition.
The Olympic and European gold medallists are overwhelming favourites having gone four years unbeaten.
"We are still findings areas of our rowing to improve," Stanning said.
Britain won four golds in Amsterdam last year, with the men's four and eight and the para-rowing mixed coxed four all attempting to successfully defend their titles.
The eight remains unchanged for a third successive regatta, having responded to defeat by Germany in May's European Championship by beating their rivals to World Cup gold in both Lucene and Varese.
Three more of Britain's European Championship-winning boats will also reprise their combinations.
Imogen Walsh will go in the women's lightweight single scull and Kat Copeland will partner Charlotte Taylor in the double, while 2014 world silver medallists James Foad and Matthew Langridge will team up in the men's pair.
The successful men's four could also be reunited when the second wave of selections are finalised over the next few weeks.
Olympic champion Katherine Grainger will continue her comeback in tandem with Vicky Thornley in the double.
And another London 2012 medallist, Alan Campbell, has been reinstated as the sole single sculler after winning bronze at the last World Cup event.
|Pair||Helen Glover & Heather Stanning|
|Eight||Katie Greves, Louise Reeve, Jessica Eddie, Donna Etiebet, Victoria Meyer-Laker, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Rosamund Bradbury, Zoe Lee, Zoe de Toledo (Cox)|
|Double scull||Katherine Grainger, Vicky Thornley|
|Quadruple scull||Melanie Wilson, Kristina Stiller, Frances Houghton, Jessica Leyden|
|Sculling reserve||Beth Rodford|
|Pair||James Foad, Matt Langridge|
|Coxed Pair/Four/reserves||Oliver Cook, Scott Durant, Stewart Innes, Callum McBrierty, Tom Ransley, Nathaniel Reilly O'Donnell, Alan Sinclair, Matthew Tarrant, Henry Fieldman (cox)|
|Eight||Matt Gotrel, Will Satch, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Mohamed Sbihi, Alex Gregory, George Nash, Constantine Louloudis, Phelan Hill (cox)|
|Single scull||Alan Campbell|
|Double scull||John Collins, Jonny Walton|
|Quadruple scull||Graeme Thomas, Sam Townsend, Charles Cousins, Peter Lambert|
|Sculling reserve||Angus Groom|
|Single scull||Imogen Walsh|
|Double scull||Charlotte Taylor, Kat Copeland|
|Quadruple scull||Emily Craig, Ruth Walzcak, Brianna Stubbs, Eleanor Piggott|
|Pair||Joel Cassells, Sam Scrimgeour|
|Four||Jono Clegg, Peter Chambers, Mark Aldred, Chris Bartley|
|Single scull||Jamie Kirkwood|
|Double scull||Will Fletcher, Richard Chambers|
|Coxed four||Grace Clough, Daniel Brown, Pamela Relph, James Fox, Oliver James (cox)|
|Trunk/arms double scull||Laurence Whiteley, Lauren Rowles|
|Arms/shoulders single scull||Tom Aggar|
|Arms/shoulders single scull||Rachel Morris|