TEAM NEWS – Sale Sharks Women v Saracens Women

There are five changes from the team that faced Loughborough Lightning in the Allianz Premier 15s last weekend.

Katy Daley Mclean and Callum Yorke have named their team to face Saracens in round nine and Sale Sharks Women’s final game of the year.

The front row union is bolstered by Molly Wright and Gwenllian Prys who enter the starting XV, with Molly Kelly and Catie Benson moving to the bench.

Skipper Beth Stafford moves into the second-row to replace Molly Morrissey and make room for in-form flanker Georgie Perris-Redding, freshly returned following a period of rotation out of the squad. Rachel McLachlan moves to blind-side with Vicky E Irwin starting at eight to complete a highly mobile back-row unit.

There are just two changes in the backs, with Evie Tonkin moving back into the starting lineup and replacing Jess Kavanagh on the wing, her last start being cut short after Sharks were reduced to 14-women against Wasps. Hollie Bawden replaces Lisa Thomson at centre.

Full squad:

15 Lauren Delany, 14 Lisa Neumann, 13 Hollie Bawden, 12 Katana Howard, 11 Evie Tonkin, 10 Sarah Law, 9 Mhairi Grieve (VC), 1 Gwenllian Pyrs, 2 Molly Wright, 3 Nick James, 4 Beth Stafford (C), 5 Nicola Howat, 6 Rachel McLachlan, 7 Georgie Perris-Redding, 8 Vicky E Irwin


16 Molly Kelly, 17 Catie Benson, 18 Katie Houghton, 19 Lucy Winter, 20 Daisy Hibbert-Jones, 21 Jess Roberts, 22 Laura Perrin, 23 Vicky A Irwin





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