Saracens - Saracens Women name squad to face DMP Sharks

Nov 10, 2017

Saracens Women name squad to face DMP Sharks


Saracens Women have named their side to face Darlington Mowden Park Sharks at Allianz Park on Saturday for round eight of the Tyrrells Premier 15s, kick off 14h00

Rob Cain has made a host of changes to the side that beat Bristol Ladies last weekend with seven new faces brought into the starting line-up.

Blindside flanker Bryony Cleall lines up alongside her sister Poppy who packs down at No.8 with Harriet Austin at open side flanker. Rosanna Moynihan returns from injury to start in the second row alongside Rosie Galligan who is one of six England U20’s players in the squad. Hannah Botterman starts at tight head prop with Geri Thomas earning her first start of the campaign at hooker and Loz Salisbury comes in at loose head prop.

Cain has opted for a youthful backline with eighteen year olds Helena Rowland and Cara Wardle forming a new centre partnership. Lotte Clapp continues to captain from the left wing and is joined in the back three by Rowan White at fullback and Ella Wyrwas on the right wing.

April Brown who impressed off the bench last week is handed the scrum half shirt and will partner with fly half Zoe Harrison in the half backs. 

Speaking ahead of the match, head coach Rob Cain said: "Last week was a bruising encounter and we have been forced into a few changes as well as rotating players to keep them fresh and energised over what has been a physically demanding campaign so far.

"It’s great so many of our squad are being exposed to Premier 15s rugby and again highlights our inner competition and depth within the club. Lots of players have been chomping at the bit to get out there and I'm so pleased they have the opportunity this weekend.

"Darlington have some great footballers and both Tamara and Katy are real threats adding to the challenge Darlington present us this week in terms of their set piece and open play threats. We are looking to improve each week and Saturday is another great stage to keep working towards how and what we want to play."

Saracens Women team to face DMP Sharks

15 Rowan White

14 Ella Wyrwas

13 Cara Wardle

12 Helena Rowland

11 Lotte Clapp (C)

10 Zoe Harrison

9  April Brown

1 Loz Salisbury

2 Geri Thomas

3 Hannah Botterman

4 Roasanna Moynihan

5 Rosie Galligan

6 Bryony Cleall

7 Harriet Austin

8 Poppy Cleall

Replacements

16 May Campbell
17 El Perry
18 Anna Stodter
19 Kay Searcy
20 Anna Goddard
21 Georgie Lingham
22 Eloise Bloomfield

Tickets are available to buy on the gate priced at £5 or £3 for under 12s. Cash only. The game is free for season ticket holders. 

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