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Sat 26 Jan 19, 2:00pm

New recruit Lockhart to make Valkyries debut

Australia rugby league international Lucy Lockhart will make her debut for Valkyries in their Tyrrells Premier 15s match against Loughborough Lightning at Sixways on Saturday (kick-off 2.00pm).

Lockhart has recently started studying at Worcester University and will make her debut at openside flanker in place of Charlie Wilcox who has been ruled out with concussion.

Valkyries are also missing their hooker and captain Lark Davies who is on enforced rest ahead of England’s Six Nations campaign.

Carmen Tremelling comes in for Davies and Laura Thomas returns at blindside flanker as Lisa Campbell is injured.

Australia international Bec Clough has also returned home having completed her stint with Valkyries so Lyndsay O’Donnell and Stacey Maguire renew their second row pairing.

The back division is also reshuffled with winger Vicky Laflin returning and Carys Cox moving from full-back to centre to cover for the injured Vicky Foxwell.

Valkyries Development XV will also play their Loughborough counterparts at Sixways on Saturday (kick-off 4.30pm).

Valkyries

15 Angharad de Smet
14 Cara Clarke
13 Carys Cox
12 Megan Varley
11 Vicky Laflin
10 Megan Goddard
9 Brooke Bradley
1 Lauren Leatherland
2 Carmen Tremelling
3 Laura Keates (C)
4 Lyndsay O’Donnell
5 Stacey Maguire
6  Laura Thomas
7  Lucy Lockhart
8  Cara Brincat

Replacements
16 Milly O’Donnell
17 Akina Gondwe
18 Sarah Bill
19 Daisy French
20 Millie Williams
21 Chloe-May Barton
22 Josie Symonds

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