Sale Sharks have named their team to face DMP Durham Sharks in Round 5 of the Allianz Premier 15s this Saturday.
In the backs, it’s a new 9-10 partnership for Sharks, Olympic 7s player Sarah Law making her Sharks debut while Jess Roberts starts at scrum-half.
With Mhairi Grieves on the bench, the responsibility of captain passes to Hannah Field, who starts at 8. In turn, the mantle of vice-captain passes to Lauren Delany, the experienced Irish international slotting into fullback with Vicky Irwin unavailable.
It’s all change on the wings as well, Jodie Ounsley making her return on the right having been abroad playing for Team GB, while welsh star Lisa Neumann moves into the starting XV on the left.
In the forwards, Leah Lyons gets her first start, slotting in at hooker with American props Benson and James alongside her. Nicola Howat replaces Molly Morrissey in the second row.
Sale Sharks Women:
15. Lauren Delany (VC), 14. Lisa Neumann, 13. Hollie Bawden, 12. Laura Perrin, 11. Jodie Ounsley, 10. Sarah Law, 9. Jess Roberts; 1. Catie Benson, 2. Leah Lyons 3. Nick James, 4. Teleri Wyn Davies, 5. Nicola Howat, 6. Lucy Winter, 7. Georgie Perris-Redding 8. Hannah Field (C)
16. Molly Kelly, 17. Aisha A Marzouq, 18. Katie Houghton, 19. Molly Morrissey, 20. Katana Howard, 21. Mhairi Grieve, 22. Lizzie Duffy, 23. Jess Kavanagh