After sealing an historic win last time out against Harlequins, Rachel Taylor’s Sale Sharks Women are unchanged for the visit of Exeter Chiefs on Saturday (KO 2pm). That means last week’s try of the week scorer Beatrice Rigoni starts again at fly-half and Red Rose Morwenna Talling is named as co-captain. 

In the Sharks front-row, prop Nick James starts again alongside Catie Benson and hooker Niamh Swailes. 

Fresh from being named in the PWR’s team of the week, Italian international Sara Tounesi lines up once again alongside Iona Antwis in the second-row with Jo Brown teaming up with Rachel McLachlan and Talling (number 8) in the back-row. 

Scotland international Mhairi Grieve starts at scrum-half with Rigoni for company at fly-half, and outside them, co-captain Katana Howard is joined by international teammate Eti Haungatau in the centres. 

Hollie Bawden and Nikita Prothero start again on the wings with kicking machine Vicky A Irwin lining up at full-back. 

Molly Kelly lines up on the bench once again and she’ll offer front row cover along with Anne Young and England international Detysha Harper. 

Alycia Washington and Jasmine Hazell are the other forwards replacements, while Sian Jones, Sarah Law and Rachael Woosey will cover the backs once more. 

15. Vicky A Irwin, 14. Nikita Prothero 13. Eti Haungatau, 12. Katana Howard, 11. Hollie Bawden, 10. Beatrice Rigoni, 9. Mhairi Grieve, 1. Catie Benson, 2. Niamh Swailes, 3.Nick James, 4. Sara Tounesi, 5. Iona Antwis, 6. Jo Brown, 7. Rachel McLachlan, 8. Morwenna Talling. 

16. Molly Kelly, 17. Anne Young, 18. Detysha Harper, 19. Alycia Washington, 20. Jasmine Hazell, 21. Sian Jones, 22. Sarah Law, 23. Rachael Woosey. 

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