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Team news: Bristol Bears Women vs Sale Sharks Women

Bears Women make three changes to the starting XV as they prepare to take on Sale Sharks Women at Shaftesbury Park tomorrow afternoon (2pm).

  • First start in Bears colours for Herring
  • Mulhearn starts in the front row
  • Cunningham returns to the pack

University of Bristol student, Jenny Herring will make her first start for Bristol Bears Women on Saturday afternoon as she comes into the squad at blindside flanker.

Powerhouse Ellie Mulhearn starts in the front row this week in place of Sarah Bern, while Hollie Cunningham packs down in the row alongside Marlo Boyd.

The Bears name an unchanged backline as they bid to return to winning ways at Shaftesbury Park.

Tom Lindsay has made a handful of changes to the impact players named in matchday squad as Stef Evans, Alice Lockwood, Rhi Parker, Kyara Martin and Wales international Courtney Keight are included in the 23.

Bristol Bears Women team in full:

15. Kayleigh Powell, 14. Lily Stoeger-Goddard, 13. Phoebe Murray, 12. Lucie Skuse, 11. Jasmine Joyce, 10. Elinor Snowsill, 9. Lucy Burgess; 1. Simi Pam, 2. Clara Nielson ©, 3. Ellie Mulhearn, 4. Hollie Cunninghma, 5. Marlo Boyd, 6. Jenny Herring, 7. Manon Johnes, 8. Alisha Butchers

Impact Players: 16. Abbie Parsons, 17. Holly Phillps, 18. Stef Evans, 19. Alice Lockwood, 20. Rownita Marston, 21. Rhi Parker, 22. Kyara Martin, 23. Georgia Newman


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