Saracens - Saracens Women name team to face Richmond Ladies

Feb 02, 2018

Saracens Women name team to face Richmond Ladies


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

The current league leaders will be looking to bounce back from their single defeat of the season against Wasps in the last round as they welcome seventh placed side, Richmond Ladies to Allianz Park.

With five Saracens away on Six Nations duty, Rob Cain is forced into changes across the squad. There’s a new look back row as Bryony Cleall moves to No.8 to replace sister Poppy, Harriet Austin comes in at open side with Rosie Galligan on the blind side flank. A League captain Anna Stodter comes in for Italian international Valeria Fedrighi, alongside veteran Sonia Green in the second row. The front row remains unchanged with El Perry and Hannah Botterman propping and Kat Evans at hooker.

Emma Swords makes her Premier 15s debut as she comes in to replace the injured Georgie Gulliver at scrum half and will partner Helena Rowland who retains the fly half jersey. 

It’s a familiar looking back line as Lotte Clapp captains from the wing, joined in the back three by Garnet Mackinder and Nina Vistisen. Cara Wardle moves to inside centre alongside Emma Uren in the midfield.

There are several new faces named amongst the replacements with Tess Wijmans, Bronwen Jackson-Turner and Leonie Hollstein all set to make their Premier 15s debuts after impressing in the 2XV and cup campaigns.

Speaking ahead of the match, head coach Rob Cain said: "It’s a big weekend ahead for all the players involved in the Six Nations which means exciting times at the club too with more opportunities for the players who have been working tirelessly both in the A League and National Cup. Several players made an impressive statement in last weekend’s 2XV performance and it’s great to welcome them into the match day squad. 

“Richmond have an effective set piece, dangerous ball carriers and are very good at getting behind teams by keeping the ball alive well in contact. The challenge for us is to control the collision areas and keep looking to play the style of rugby we aspire to under pressure.”

Saracens Women team to face Richmond Ladies

15 Nina Vistisen

14 Garnet Mackinder

13 Emma Uren

12 Cara Wardle

11 Lotte Clapp (C)

10 Helena Rowland

9  Emma Swords

1 El Perry

2 Kat Evans

3 Hannah Botterman

4 Anna Stodter

5 Sonia Green

6 Rosie Galligan

7 Harriet Austin

8 Bryony Cleall

Replacements

16 Scarlett Cooper-Wall
17 Loz Salisbury
18 Tess Wijmans
19 Bronwen Jackson-Turner
20 Ella Wyrwas
21 Leonie Hollstein

22 Georgie Lingham

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