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Sep 14, 2018

Team News: Saracens Women vs Worcester Valkyries


Marlie Packer will make her 2018/19 bow when Worcester Valkyries visit Allianz Park this weekend.

The England flanker’s debut for Saracens came against Roy Davies’ side in the Tyrrells Premier 15s last term, and she made an instant impact scoring six tries – including an 18-minute hat-trick.

Bryony and Poppy Cleall notched seven tries between them in the wins over Valkyries. The twins partner Packer in a back row.

Packer’s inclusion sees Sonia Green switch from openside to lock with the rest of the starting XV the same as t began in the opening win at Firwood Waterloo Ladies.

“It has been a really positive week at the club,” head coach Alex Austerberry said.

“The players are buzzing and really looking forward to pulling on the shirt and running out for the first home league game of the season.

“We all know it is going to be a real challenge and we have to build on last week. We will need to be more accurate to ensure we put in a performance we are capable of.”

Saracens Women side to face Worcester Valkyries at Allianz Park on Saturday 15th September (14H30 KO):

FORWARDS (1-8): El Perry, Kat Evans, Hannah Botterman, Sonia Green, Anna Stodter, Bryony Cleall, Marlie Packer, Poppy Cleall.

BACKS (9-15): Georgie Gulliver, Nina Vistisen, Lotte Clapp ©, Hannah Casey, Lauren Cattell, Georgie Lingham, Sarah McKenna.

REPLACEMENTS: Jodie Rettie, Hannah Duffy, Kay Searcy, Lauren Newman, Emma Swords, Rowan White, Cara Wardle.

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