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Team news: Bristol Bears Women vs DMP Sharks

Tom Lindsay has named his matchday squad for Bears Women’s final home fixture of the 2020/21 campaign as they welcome DMP Sharks to Shaftesbury Park (1pm KO).

  • Settembri starts at scrum-half
  • Martin named on the wing
  • Barwick comes into the engine room

Lindsay has made four changes to the backline that started in the Bears’ last outing at Sixways, beginning with a double change on the wings as Kyara Martin and Lily Stoeger-Goddard have been named in the wide channels.

Chelsea Jones starts at inside centre to partner the ever-present Phoebe Murray, which sees Lucie Skuse shift to fly-half.

Serena Settembri returns to the starting line-up at scrum half for the penultimate fixture of the season.

Megan Barwick packs down in the engine room, whilst Jenny Herring is named at openside flanker for the visit of the Sharks.

University of Bristol student, Ella Lovibond could make her Bristol Bears Women bow this weekend as she is named amongst the replacements for Saturday’s match-up.

Bristol Bears Women team in full:

15. Lauren Smyth, 14. Kyara Martin, 13. Phoebe Murray, 12. Chelsea Jones, 11. Lily Stoeger-Goddard, 10. Lucie Skuse, 9. Serena Settembri; 1. Holly Phillips, 2. Clara Nielson, 3. Ellie Mulhearn, 4. Megan Barwick. 5. Delaney Burns, 6. Alice Lockwood, 7. Jenny Herring, 8. Rownita Marston

Impact Players: 16. Abbie Parsons, 17. Stef Evans, 18. Megan Wynne, 19. Issy Eyres, 20. Lucy Burgess, 21. Gemma Rowland, 22. Ella Lovibond, 23. Grace Crompton


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