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Sat 28 Sep 19, 2:00pm

Warriors Women make four changes for visit of Harlequins

Warriors Women have made four changes to the starting XV for the visit of Harlequins to Sixways on Saturday (kick-off 2.00pm).

Last week’s try-scorer against Wasps, Ffion Lewis, is named at scrum-half with Brooke Bradley dropping to the bench.

In the front row, former England Under-20 team-mates Akina Gondwe and Lauren Leatherland remain as the props, with Carmen Tremelling replacing Alicia Watkins at hooker.

Gwen Crabb and captain Lyndsay O’Donnell continue their partnership in the second-row, while Lucy Lockhart makes her first start of the season at flanker, with Alex Callender moving to No.8 in the place of Lisa Campbell.

With Lewis coming into the side, there is a new half-back partnership as Megan Goddard keeps her place at fly-half.

England Under-20 Jade Shekells will make her full debut alongside Vicky Foxwell in the centres, while the back three remains unchanged which means Caitlin Lewis will make her home debut on the wing.

Last week’s Development XV captain Laura Thomas is the only other change to the side, as she is named on the bench.

Thomas’ departure is one of seven changes to the Development XV, with summer arrival Jess Wilson captaining the side from inside centre against Harlequins Women Deevlopment (kick-off 4pm).

Warriors Women | 15 Carys Cox; 14 Cara Clarke, 13 Vicky Foxwell, 12 Jade Shekells, 11 Caitlin Lewis; 10 Megan Goddard, 9 Ffion Lewis; 1 Akina Gondwe, 2 Carmen Tremelling, 3 Lauren Leatherland; 4 Gwen Grabb, 5 Lyndsay O’Donnell (c); 6 Taz Bricknell, 7 Lucy Lockhart, 8 Alex Callender

Replacements: 16 Alicia Watkins, 17 Narcisse Jordan, 18 Elizabeth Shermer, 19 Laura Thomas, 20 Brooke Bradley, 21 Megan Varley, 22 Zoe Heeley

Warriors Women Development | 15 Vicky Laflin; 14 Elisha Whelan, 13 Abi Kershaw, 12 Jess Wilson (c), 11 Ameila Staite; 10 Lowri Williams, 9 Georgie Perris-Redding; 1 Narcisse Jordan, 2 Daisy French, 3 Georgia Rossi; 4 Jess Wiesheu, 5 Beth Snape; 6 Jemima Moss, 7 Sara Moreira, 8 Gemma Sharples

Replacements: 16 Jen Vermeulen, 17 Maddie Broadhurst, 18 Helena Bunce, 19 Megan Young, 20 Tara Gody, 21 Brandie Mason, 22 Eleanor Beech

Venue: Sixways
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