TEAM NEWS – Sale Sharks Women v Exeter Chiefs Women

Sharks have named their side to face Exeter Chiefs in their second Allianz Cup game.

There are first changes to the starting line-up that defeated Loughborough Lightning last weekend.

Sale FC loanee Skye Wilson slips in at hooker for her first start of the season with Scarlett Fielding sidelined with a ruptured ACL.

Skipper Beth Stafford moves into second row to replace Molly Morrissey who suffered concussion last week, while Daisy Hibbert-Jones makes her first start at eight after returning from injury.

Joining her in the backrow is Vicky E Irwin, with Georgie Perris-Redding moving to the bench.

In the backs, Alicia Calton starts at 12, with Laura Perrin on the bench and Rachel Woosey – freshly returned from international duty with England Rugby League – starts at fullback.

Hollie Bawden retains her spot on the wing with Lisa Thomson also starting inside of her.

On the bench, Teleri Wyn Davis features for the first time since her outing at DMP Sharks.

Full squad:

15. Rachel Woosey, 14. Hollie Bawden, 13. Lisa Thomson, 12. Alicia Calton, 11. Evie Tonkin, 10. Lizzie Duffy, 9. Mhairi Grieve (VC); 1. Aisha A Marzouq, 2. Skye Wilson, 3. Katie Houghton, 4. Beth Stafford, (C) 5. Nicola Howat, 6. Vicky E Irwin, 7. Rachel McLachlan, 8. Daisy Hibbert-Jones

Replacements:

16. Marion Ridgway, 17. Hannah Davis, 18. Hannah Walton, 19. Teleri Wyn Davis, 20. Georgie P-R, 21. Willow Bell, 22. Laura Perrin, 23. Vicky A Irwin

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