Callender in Valkyries Development XV for season finale

Wales international back-row forward Alex Callender will play for Valkyries Development XV in their final Tyrrells Premier 15s Development League match of the season against Firwood Waterloo at Sixways on Saturday (kick-off 12.30pm).

Callender, who won her first Wales cap in this season’s Six Nations,  played for Valkyries first XV in last weekend’s historic first-ever Tyrrells Premier 15s home win over Darlington Mowden Park and turns out quickly as the Development XV seek to end their season with their fourth win in a rearranged match against the league’s bottom club.

England Under-20s new cap Lauren Leatherland also starts and along with Callender is one of nine players who were involved against DMP who are in the Development XV squad this week.

Valkyries Development XV

15 Josie Symonds
14 Vicky Laflin
13 Thea Thompson
12 Megan Goddard
11 Eleanor Beech
10 Millie Williams
9 Lucy Lockhart
1 Lauren Leatherland
2 Carmen Tremelling
3 Jo Povall
4 Lyndsay O’Donnell
5 Sarah Bill
6 Sara Moreira
7 Jasmine Gibbons
8 Alex Callender

Replacements
16 Charlie Wilcock
17 Connie Bradshaw
18 Beth James
19 Emma Harris
20 Hattie Cumber