Saracens - Preview: Wasps Ladies (H)

Oct 11, 2018

Preview: Wasps Ladies (H)


WASPS LADIES

FACTFILE
Founded: 1984
Head Coach:  Craig Foster
Last Season: 3rd
Website: Wasps Ladies

ABOUT WASPS

Wasps Ladies have made a solid start to the new Tyrrells Premier 15s season with three wins from the opening four fixtures.

The 2017/18 semi-finalists – they lost to second-placed Harlequins after finishing third in the league – opened with a convincing win over Bristol Bears before a defeat to Loughborough Lightning in round two.

Wasps immediately returned to winning ways a week later, seeing off Firwood Waterloo, and then maintained that form to secure a bonus point win against Worcester Valkyries before the break.

Saracens Women beat Wasps 30-0 at Allianz Park last October, but Saturday’s visitors made 11 additions to their squad over the summer, including lively scrum-half Claudia Macdonald, who was recently called up to the England training camp ahead of the autumn internationals.

Pacey winger Abbie Dow, also an England international, was another new face, and Garnet Mackinder made the switch from Saracens after two seasons with the Women in Black.

2017/18 HEAD TO HEAD

7/10/17 – Saracens 30-0 Wasps
20/1/18 – Wasps 5-0 Saracens

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