Sep 07, 2018
Team News: Firwood Waterloo Ladies vs Saracens Women
Saracens Women have named their squad for the trip to Firwood Waterloo Ladies in the opening round of the 2018/19 Tyrrells Premier 15s.
Sarah McKenna starts at full-back on her return to the club with fellow new recruit Hannah Casey named at centre.
Lotte Clapp continues her captaincy of the side following a successful season in the role last term.
Marlie Packer and Vicky Fleetwood miss out due to injury.
Head coach Alex Austerberry said: “It is always an immensely exciting day the first game of the season. New faces, new challenges and great opportunities lay ahead.
“The trip to Waterloo will be very tough and we know we will have to put a performance in full of hard work and determination to meet their challenge head on.
“They are a side that are physical and aggressive with many facets to their game. We need to find solutions to the questions they pose and ensure that we execute our fundamentals exceptionally well and consistently to put in a performance we can be proud of.”
Saracens Women side to face Firwood Waterloo Ladies on Saturday 8th September:
FORWARDS: Ellena Perry, Kat Evans, Hannah Botterman, Rosie Galligan, Anna Stodter, Bryony Cleall, Sonia Green, Poppy Cleall.
BACKS: Sarah McKenna, Georgia Lingham, Lauren Cattell, Hannah Casey, Lotte Clapp ©, Nina Vistisen, Georgie Gulliver.
REPLACEMENTS: Jodie Rettie, Hannah Duffy, Kay Searcy, Chrissy Siczowa, Emma Swords, Cara Wardle, Rowan White.