Saracens - Team news: Wasps Ladies v Saracens Women

Dec 21, 2018

Team news: Wasps Ladies v Saracens Women

Saracens Women head coach Alex Austerberry has made two personnel changes to the team to face Wasps on Saturday for the final fixture of 2018.

Lauren Cattell comes in for Cara Wardle and is set to start at outside centre, with Hannah Casey moving back to inside centre.

Hannah Botterman started at loosehead prop last week but moves to tighthead to make way for fit-again Elle Perry, with Hannah Duffy dropping to the bench.

England stars Poppy Cleall and Marlie Packer are still missing with injuries picked up in the autumn internationals last month.

Austerberry said: “It’s a different test from what we faced last week. We’ve got to make sure we raise our standards and execute clinically, and problem-solve the challenges Wasps will bring. We have to have increased energy and physicality.

“We’re expecting quite a lot of challenges and questions asked of us. We’ll need to manage the breakdown well and stop it becoming a free for all.

“They are a very well coached team and we know they have good core skills. It’s a great way to end the year with a full-blooded London derby.”

Saracens Women side to face Wasps Ladies at Twyford Avenue on Saturday 22 December (14H00 KO)

FORWARDS (1-8): Elle Perry, May Campbell, Hannah Botterman, Lauren Newman, Rosie Galligan, Kay Searcy, icky Fleetwood, Bryony Cleall

BACKS (9-15): Georgie Gulliver, Zoe Harrison, Lotte Clapp, Lauren Cattell, Hannah Casey, Georgie Lingham, Sarah McKenna

REPLACEMENTS: Jodie Rettie, Hannah Duffy, Kat Evans, Sarah Bebbington, Eloise Hayward, Cara Wardle, Sydney Gregson

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