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Sep 21, 2018

Team News: Saracens Women vs Darlington Mowden Park Sharks


Head coach Alex Austerberry has reshuffled his team for the trip north to face Darlington Mowden Park Sharks on Saturday.

Despite thrashing Worcester Valkyries 43-7 at Allianz Park last weekend, Austerberry believes there is plenty of room for improvement and has made five changes to the starting XV.

Jodie Rettie, Hannah Duffy, Kay Searcy and Rowan White have all been promoted from the bench, while Rose Galligan returns to the line-up after missing the Worcester clash.

Austerberry said: “We are looking forward to the challenge that DMP will lay down this weekend. As a group, we don't feel we have put in a performance that truly reflects what we are capable of and we know that our standards will have to improve if we are to put in a performance we can be proud of.

“There are some different faces in the match day squad and some new combinations, and it will be good to see how they go and how we perform as a collective.”

Saracens Women side to face Darlington Mowden Park Sharks at Northern Echo Arena on Saturday 22ndSeptember (15H00 KO):

FORWARDS (1-8): El Perry, Jodie Rettie, Hannah Duffy, Sonia Green, Rose Galligan, Kay Searcy, Marlie Packer, Poppy Cleall

BACKS (9-15): Georgie Gulliver, Nina Vistisen, Lotte Clapp (C), Sarah McKenna, Lauren Cattell, Georgie Lingham, Rowan White

REPLACEMENTS: Scarlett Cooper-Wall, Sophia John, Bryony Cleall, Anna Stodter, Emma Swords, Chrissy Siczowa, Eloise Bloomfield

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