• Allianz Premier 15s

    Sat 30 Nov

    KO 13H00

    Wasps FC Ladies-logo
    Saracens Women-logo


    Venue: Twyford Avenue
    Cleall and Galligan return to starting XV
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  • Saracens Women head to Twyford Avenue where they won 45 – 17 last season
  • Poppy Cleall makes her first start of the season for Saracens Women
  • 13 of the starting XV have been capped at international level

“I think it’s really important that we try and negate what they bring to the table and really put our game into it” – Lisa Martin

Poppy Cleall makes her first start of the season in Sarries colours as Saracens Women return to Tyrrells Premier 15s action with a trip to Wasps FC Ladies on Saturday 30 November at Twyford Avenue.

Fellow Red Roses internationals Hannah Botterman, Vicky Fleetwood, Zoe Harrison, Sarah McKenna and Marlie Packer join her in the starting XV off the back of their exploits in England colours.

Cleall, Fleetwood and Packer will start together in the backrow for the first time in Sarries colours since last October.

Rosie Galligan makes her return to the matchday squad after recovering from meningitis and she forms a second-row pairing with Molly Morrissey.

Mackenzie Carson, fresh off the back of helping Canada to a 2 – 0 series win over USA, starts at hooker alongside Botterman and Rocky Clark in the front row. Clark will be facing her former club for the first time since joining Saracens in the summer.

The backline sees one change from the one that started the 15 – 7 win over Gloucester-Hartpury Women in round six as Jade Knight comes in for Eloise Hayward at scrum-half, with the latter going onto the bench.

Scotland international Lisa Martin, who won her 50th cap in the loss to Wales earlier this month, continues her run of starts at fly-half with Harrison and Hannah Casey making up the rest of the midfield

McKenna, Lotte Clapp and Rachel Laqeretabua continue their partnership in the back three for the sixth time this season.

Wasps FC Ladies are currently sat third in the table on 20 points from four wins and two losses and the west London outfit can call upon the likes of England internationals Claudia MacDonald and Abby Dow in the backline and experienced Irish backrower Claire Molloy in the pack.


To Twyford Avenue