Oct 05, 2016
Saracens Women Name Side To Face Worcester Valkyries
Saracens Women have named their side to face Worcester Valkyries as part of the bumper day of rugby at Allianz Park this Sunday. The day kicks off at 15h00 as Saracens take on Wasps followed by Saracens Women at 17h30.
Canadian Karlee Walters returns from across the pond to start at loosehead prop, joining hooker Kat Evans and tighthead Geri Thomas. The squad is also bolstered upfront as Irish prop Kerrie-Ann Craddock makes her comeback after twelve months out with a back injury.
Scotland's Anna Stodter secures a starting jersey alongside Marcella Collins in the second row as Ellie Gattlin moves to the replacements. The formidable backrow trio of Becky Roby, Lauren Newman and captain Sonia Green remains unchanged.
New GB and England 7s signing Emily Scott gets her first start for the club, partnering April Brown in the half backs.
Round three’s Player of the Match, Zoe Harrison moves into inside centre and is joined by experienced Olympian Claire Allan at outside centre. Seraphine Okemba returns to the wing following her successful stint with France in the European 7s series finals, with Saracens leading try scorer Garnet Mackinder on the opposite wing. Georgia Peedle rounds off the team at fullback.
Ahead of the match, Rob Cain said: “This weekend will be a real physical battle against Worcester who have a very effective set piece and carry the ball well in open spaces.
"I'm excited to see us our threats have the ball in hand this weekend and if we can continue to work hard on doing the basics well under pressure then we can start imposing even more pressure on teams starting with Worcester this Sunday."
Saracens Women team to face Worcester Valkyries
- Karlee Walters
- Kat Evans
- Geri Thomas
- Anna Stodter
- Marcella Collins
- Becky Roby
- Lauren Newman
- Sonia Green ©
- April Brown
- Emily Scott
- Seraphine Okemba
- Zoe Harrison
- Claire Allan
- Garnet Mackinder
- Georgia Peedle
Replacements: Kerrie-Ann Craddock, Ellie Gattlin, Charlotte Fredrickson, Laura Dowsett, Charlotte Barras
Saracens Women vs Worcester Valkyries, Allianz Park, 17h30 kick off.