England Roses Lizzie Duffy and Morwenna Talling return to the starting XV for this Saturday’s return to home soil (KO 2PM). Alongside Seven players who will be wearing the Sharks jersey for the first time.

In the Sharks front-row, South African loosehead Amber Schonert lines up alongside Vice Captain (VC) Detysha Harper and hooker Marion Ridgway who earns her first start of the season.

Elizabeth Shermer gets her debut for Sale Sharks in the second row, alongside Bowman with Talling and Brown and Hazell (number 8) in the back-row. 

Jess Taylor-Roberts will partner with Lizzie Duffy who makes her long awaited return to the Heywood Road turf.  Outside them, former lightening player Ellen Ramsbottom lines up with Leah Brough in the centres who will also make her Sharks debut.

England U20s flyer Sophie Hopkins makes her debut with Evie Tonkin on the other wing with debutant Izzy McGuire-Evans lining up at full-back. 

Amelia Hyndman is named as the replacement hooker while Jessica Panayiotou  and Alice Iwanejko will cover the props. 

Nina Moore and COE graduate Lucie Sams are the other forwards replacements, while Willow Bell, Minori Yamamoto and Nikita Prothero will cover the backs. 

Be at Heywood Road this Saturday for double the action as our Centre of Excellence will be kicking off their last ever game at 16:15. All Sale Sharks season ticket holders and U18s get in for FREE. Additional tickets can be purchased HERE.

15. Izzy McGuire-Evans*, 14. Sophie Hopkins*, 13. Ellen Ramsbottom, 12. Leah Brough*, 11. Evie Tonkin, 10. Lizzie Duffy, 9. Jess Taylor-Roberts, 1. Amber Schonert, 2. Marion Ridgway, 3. Detysha Harper, 4. Elizabeth Shermer*, 5. Polly Bowman, 6. Morwenna Talling , 7. Jo Brown 8. Jasmine Hazell. 

16.Amelia Hyndman*, 17.Jessica Panayiotou*, 18. Alice Iwanejko, 19.Nina Moore, 20. Lucie Sams*, 21.Willow Bell, 22. Minori Yamamoto, 23.Nikita Prothero.

*Sharks debut

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