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Team news: Bristol Bears Women vs Harlequins Women

Bristol Bears Women make three changes to the starting XV that will hit the road to face Harlequins Women in round 5 of the Tyrrells Premier 15s.

Bears Women return to the Stoop where both sides played out a thrilling 26-26 draw last campaign. 

There is only one change to the Bristol Bears Women pack where Daisie Mayes comes in for Siwan Lillicrap, which pushes Poppy Leitch up into the second row.

Becky Hughes also makes her first start of the 2019/20 in the number ten jersey in place of Elinor Snowsill.

Lois Bird will make her Tyrrell's Premier 15s debut on Saturday afternoon as she is named on the left wing for the clash at the Stoop

Bears Women's Welsh contingent of Siwan Lillicrap, Keira Bevan, Elinor Snowsill, Lauren Smyth and Manon Johnes are all unavailable due to international commitments, whilst Amber Reed is still recovering from a hamstring injury sustained in round one. 


Bristol Bears Women team in full: 

15. Lucy Attwood (CC), 14. Lilly Stoeger-Goddard, 13. Phoebe Murray, 12. Lucie Skuse, 11. Lois Bird, 10. Becky Hughes, 9. Lucy Burgess; 1. Naomi Keddie, 2. Clara Nielson (CC), 3. Sarah Bern, 4. Poppy Leitch, 5. Hollie Cunningham, 6. Ebony Jefferies, 7. Daisie Mayes, 8. Row Marston

Impact Players: 16. Charlie Budge, 17. Caryl Thomas, 18. Ellie Mulhearn, 19. Marlo Boyd, 20. Serena Settembri, 21. Sophie Peters, 22. Amy Coles