Saracens - Saracens Women name team to face Firwood Waterloo

Dec 08, 2017

Saracens Women name team to face Firwood Waterloo


Saracens Women have named their side to face Firwood Waterloo Ladies at Allianz Park on Saturday for round ten of the Tyrrells Premier 15s, kick off 14h00.

There are a number of changes to the side that beat Harlequins Ladies in a bruising encounter last week with only five players retaining their starting shirts. Lauren Newman and Eloise Bloomfield come onto the wings with captain Lotte Clapp moving into fullback. Helena Rowland retains her inside centre spot and partners with Nina Vistisen at outside centre There are changes to the half back partnership as April Brown starts at scrum-half and Zoe Harrison continues at fly-half.

Up front, props El Perry and Sam Martinez are promoted from the bench flanking Kat Evans at hooker. Rosie Galligan gets the nod alongside Sonia Green in the second row. Bryony Cleall moves into No.8 with Harriet Austin in at blindside flanker and hat trick scorer Marlie Packer at openside.

Speaking ahead of the match, head coach Rob Cain said: “Everyone is still smiling from Sunday and our challenge is to keep adding little bits to our performance each week. It was a phenomenal effort by the whole group but physically was very demanding and we have been forced to make a few changes because of this and a growing injury list. This does test our squad but also gives opportunities as well. Waterloo have shown how physical they are throughout the league and when they get repeated collision wins they score points.”

Saracens Women team to face Firwood Waterloo Ladies

15 Lotte Clapp (C)

14 Eloise Bloomfield

13 Nna Vistisen

12 Helena Rowland

11 Lauren Newman

10 Zoe Harrison

9  April Brown

1 El Perry

2 Kat Evans

Sam Martinez Gion

4 Rosie Galligan

5 Sonia Green

6 Harriet Austin

7 Marlie Packer

8 Bryony Cleall

Replacements

16 Scarlett Cooper-Wall
17 Charlotte Fredrickson
18 Hannah Botterman
19 Valeria Fedrighi
20 Poppy Cleall
21 Georgie Gulliver
22 Georgie Lingham

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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