TEAM NEWS – Harlequins Women v Sale Sharks

Lauren Delany returns from injury as Katy Daley-Mclean makes four changes to her starting XV to face Harlequins Women

In the front row, Catie Benson returns to the starting XV after a stint on the bench against Bristol, with fellow American and vice-captain Nick James retaining her spot. Molly Kelly starts at hooker.

A fit-again Molly Morrissey is named in the second-row having sustained injury against Bristol in January, and starts alongside Nicola Howat. The backrow is unchanged, with Daisy Hibbert-Jones starting at blindside, Lucy Winter on the open, and Vicky E Irwin at No 8.

In the backs, Lizzie Duffy resumes her half-back partnership with captain and scrum-half Mhairi Grieve after a stint at fullback two weeks ago.

Playmaker Katana Howard shifts to inside centre with Hollie Bawden retaining her spot on the outside.

There are two changes to the back-three with Irish pair Lauren Delany and Vicky A Irwin returning to the fold at right-wing and full-back, while Lisa Neumann starts once again, this week at left-wing.

On the bench, a debut involvement for US Eagle Joanna Kitlinski, with back-rower Anya Richmond also named for her first involvement of the season.

Full squad:

15. Vicky A Irwin, 14. Lauren Delany, 13. Hollie Bawden, 12. Katana Howard, 11. Lisa Neumann, 10. Lizzie Duffy, 9. Mhairi Grieve (C); 1. Catie Benson, 2. Molly Kelly, 3. Nick James (VC), 4. Nicola Howat, 5. Molly Morrissey, 6. Daisy Hibbert-Jones, 7. Lucy Winter, 8. Vicky E Irwin


16. Joanna Kitlinski, 17. Gwenllian Pyrs, 18. Leah Lyons, 19. Katie Houghton, 20. Anya Richmond, 21. Jess Roberts, 22. Laura Perrin, 23. Evie Tonkin

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