Nov 02, 2018
Team News: Bristol Bears Women vs Saracens Women
Fly-half Zoe Harrison will make her first appearance of the season on Saturday when Saracens Women travel to Bristol Bears with a reshuffled team.
Harrison has missed the first seven games of the Tyrrells Premier 15s with a foot injury, but goes straight into the starting XV against Bristol, who are fifth in the table.
Poppy Cleall has been ruled out with an ankle injury so is replaced by her twin sister Bryony, with Elle Perry coming in at loose head prop. Hannah Botterman was also injured in last week’s win over Gloucester-Hartpury and is replaced by Hannah Duffy.
May Campbell comes in at flanker for Jodie Rettie, who is on international duty with Scotland, and Rosie Galligan wins her place in the starting XV back at Kay Searcy’s expense.
New signing Sydney Gregson is on the bench against her old side, and Georgie Gulliver and Nina Visisten are also among the replacements on their returns from injury.
Saracens Women side to face Bristol Bears Women at Shaftesbury Park on Saturday 3 November (14H30 KO):
FORWARDS (1-8): Elle Perry, May Campbell, Hannah Duffy, Lauren Newman, Rosie Galligan, Vicky Fleetwood, Marlie Packer (VC), Bryony Cleall
BACKS (9-15): Emma Swords, Zoe Harrison, Lotte Clapp (C), Hannah Casey, Lauren Cattell, Georgie Lingham, Sarah McKenna
REPLACEMENTS: Kat Evans, Sofia John, Anna Stodter, Kay Searcy, Georgie Gulliver, Nina Vistisen, Sydney Gregson