Oct 28, 2016
Saracens Women Name Side To Face Bristol
Saracens Women have named their squad to face Bristol Ladies at Cleeve RFC in round seven of the Women’s Premiership, Sunday kick-off 14h30.
Sarries head down to the Westcountry to face league leaders Bristol Ladies for the final match of the first round of the Women’s Premiership and will be looking to bounce back from last week’s disappointing performance at Allianz Park.
April Brown and Emily Scott continue their partnership in the halves but Rob Cain has been forced into multiple changes in the backline. Seraphine Okemba lines up at inside centre for the first time this campaign with Zoe Harrison moving to outside centre. Chrissy Sicwoza stays on the wing and is joined by Nina Vistisen and Georgia Peedle as fullback.
Sarries skipper Sonia Green moves to blindside flanker as is replaced by Bryony Cleall who gets her first start in the number eight jersey. Lauren Newman is named at openside flanker.
In the front row, Kerrie-Ann Craddock lines up at loosehead prop with Vicky Fleetwood named at hooker and Geri Thomas packing down at tighthead. Ellie Gattlin and Marcella Collins continue in the second row.
Speaking ahead of the match, Rob Cain said: “Bristol away finishes the first round of games and it’s important to us as a group that we finish this on a high. This first round has been a challenge for us in terms of creating pressure for ourselves without the help of the opposition as was the case last week. The break will allow us to regroup, refocus and come out energised for the second round of games after having time to reflect and learn in detail what we can do to influence games more.
“Most people would see Bristol as heavy favourites going into the game and with our form rightly so, they are flying high and playing some really good rugby consistently each week. We have a few challenges this week as we have had all season in terms of injuries hence why we have had to re shuffle the team again but its a great opportunity for the players to go down to Bristol and really show us what they can do with their performance. If the players can demonstrate all the hard work that goes into training and start to show what they are capable off for a full game, rather than in patches, then I know we can be there or there abouts come the final whistle.”
Saracens Women team to face Bristol Ladies
- Kerrie-Ann Craddock
- Vicky Fleetwood
- Geri Thomas
- Marcella Collins
- Ellie Gattlin
- Sonia Green ©
- Lauren Newman
- Bryony Cleall
- April Brown
- Emily Scott
- Chrissy Siczowa
- Seraphine Okemba
- Zoe Harrison
- Nina Vistisen
- Georgia Peedle
Replacements: Becky Roby, Jen Taylor, Rachael Potter, Laura Dowsett
Saracens Women vs Bristol Ladies, Cleeve RFC, Sunday 30th October, 14h30 kick off.