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Team news: Bristol Bears Women vs Harlequins Women

Kiera Bevan returns to the Bristol Bears Women starting XV for the first time since round 2 as Harlequins visit Shaftesbury Park tomorrow afternoon (2pm KO).

  • Bevan starts at scrum half
  • Jones named in the centre
  • Burns packs down at lock

Scrum half Keira Bevan makes her return to the Bears starting line-up following a five-month spell on the touchline through injury, she will partner Lucie Skuse in the half backs.

Exciting young talent Chelsea Jones has been named at centre alongside the experienced Gemma Rowland with Kyara Martin coming into the squad to start on the left wing.

Rownita Marston has returned to fitness to start at the base of the scrum with Alice Lockwood switching to blindside flanker.

Tom Lindsay has made two changes to the front five which sees Delaney Burns come into the engine room, whilst Stef Evans packs down at tighthead.

Bristol Bears Women team in full to take on Harlequins Women:

15. Lauren Smyth, 14. Jasmine Joyce, 13. Gemma Rowland, 12. Chelsea Jones, 11. Kyara Martin, 10. Lucie Skuse, 9. Keira Bevan; 1. Holly Phillips, 2. Clara Nielson ©, 3. Stef Evans, 4. Delaney Burns, 5. Hollie Cunningham, 6. Alice Lockwood, 7. Manon Johnes, 8. Rownita Marston

Impact Players: 16. Abbie Parsons, 17. Sophie Phillips, 18. Megan Wynne, 19. Issy Eyres, 20. Lucy Burgess, 21. Elinor Snowsill, 22. Phoebe Murray, 23. Lily Stoeger-Goddard


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