TEAM NEWS – Wasps Women v Sale Sharks Women

There are four changes to the starting line-up that faced was eventually undone by Harlequins last weekend.

Behind an unchanged front row, it’s good news for Molly Morrissey, who gets her first start since early November having recovered from concussion suffered against Exeter in the Allianz Cup. She pairs at lock with Scottish sensation Nicola Howat, skipper Beth Stafford moving back to her preferred position of eight.

Rachel McLachlan, in try-scoring form, starts with Georgie Perris-Redding on the flank to form a highly mobile pairing in Sharks back-row.

Sharks nine-10 axis remains unchanged, experienced hands Mhairi Grieve and Sarah Law steadying the Sharks ship.

Laura Perrin moves to outside centre to make way for returning US Eagle Katana Howard who reprises her international role of play-making inside centre for Sharks this weekend.

Evie Tonkin starts on the left wing with Welsh pace-maester Lisa Neumann on the right and bomb-diffuser Lauren Delany assuming the position of full-back.

Full squad:

15 Lauren Delany 14 Lisa Neumann 13 Laura Perrin 12 Katana Howard 11 Evie Tonkin 10 Sarah Law 9 Mhairi Grieve 1 Catie Benson 2 Leah Lyons 3 Nick James 4 Molly Morrissey 5 Nicola Howat 6 Rachel McLachlan 7 Georgie Perris-Redding 8 Beth Stafford (C)

16 Molly Kelly 17 Gwenllian Pyrs 18 Katie Houghton 19 Vicky E Irwin 20 Marion Ridgway 21 Jess Roberts 22 Vicky A Irwin 23 Jess Kavanagh

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