Saracens - Saracens Women name Cup team to face Lichfield Ladies

Jan 05, 2018

Saracens Women name Cup team to face Lichfield Ladies


Saracens Women have named their team to face Lichfield Ladies in the Senior Cup at Cooke Fields this Sunday, kick-off 14H15.

Sarries currently sit at the top of the table and are undefeated in the competition however Lichfield are hot on their heels having only dropped only one game so far and will be looking to close the gap on their old Premiership rivals.

Ellie Gatlin makes her first start of the season at lock alongside captain Anna Stodter. In the back row, Abi Newey comes in at openside flanker with Kat Josephides at blindside flanker and Rosanna Moynihan at No.8. Rob Cain has opted for an unchanged front row from the Cup win against Worcester with Sarah Bebbington at hooker, Sarah Barber at loose head prop and Jude Stephenson at tight head.

Emma Swords and fly half April Brown form a new half back partnership. Emma Uren moves to inside centre jersey and links up with Cara Wardle who is named at outside centre. In the back three, Cathy Freeman continues at full back with Eloise Bloomfield and Georgie Lingham on the wings.

Speaking ahead of the match, head coach Rob Cain said: "It’s good being back after the Christmas break and to see the players re-energised after a well deserved rest. There are lots of opportunities this week with many players already throwing their hat in the ring for selection in the Premier 15s squad before the break and I’m excited to see them replicate this away to Lichfield. It’s also great to see Emma, Ellie and Garnet fit again for the start of 2018. The key for us is to focus on the areas that allow us to play our game and to work hard to stop Lichfield playing their very abrasive physical, go forward brand of rugby.

Saracens Women team to face Lichfield Ladies

15 Cathy  Freeman

14 Georgie Lingham

13 Emma Uren

12 Cara Wardle

11 Eloise Bloomfield

10 April Brown

9  Emma Swords

1 Sarah Barber

2 Sarah Bebbington

3 Jude Stephenson

4 Ellie Gattlin

5 Anna Stodter (C)

6 Kat Josephides

7 Abi Newey

8 Rosanna Moynihan

Replacements

16 Charlotte Fredrickson
17 Rochelle Smith
18 Harriet Austin
19 Kay Searcy
20 Ella Wyrwas
21 Garnet Mackinder
22 Mel Lancaster

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