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Team news: Bristol Ladies vs DMP Sharks

Bristol Ladies have made seven changes to their starting line-up for the penultimate game of the Tyrrells Premier 15s campaign versus DMP Sharks.

The hosts welcome back five international stars from Six Nations duty as they look to bounce back from defeat away to Loughborough Lightning.

Amber Reed returns to captain the side from inside-centre, whilst the in-form Lagi Tuima is named at full-back.

Caity Mattinson, who made her first international start for England against Ireland in the last round of the Six Nations, is named at scrum-half and will partner Lucy Attwood in the half-backs.

Claire Molloy and Izzy Noel-Smith return to bolster the back-row for Bristol, with Poppy Leitch named at blind-side flanker to complete the trio to start.

Kim Oliver also makes two changes to the front-row as, Clara Nielson and Michaella Roberts return for the clash at Cleve RFC.

Bristol Ladies team to face DMP Sharks on Saturday 24th March 2018 (7pm KO):

15. Lagi Tuima, 14. Lilly Stoeger-Goddard, 13. Sydney Gregson, 12. Amber Reed, 11. Phoebe Murray, 10. Lucy Attwood, 9. Caity Mattinson; 1. Abbie Parsons, 2. Clara Nielson, 3. Michaella Roberts, 4. Amelia Buckland-Hurry, 5. Hollie Cunningham, 6. Poppy Leitch, 7. Claire Molloy, 8. Izzy Noel-Smith

Impact Players: 16. Jeanine Stephenson, 17. Esme Bird, 18. Charlie Budge, 19. Kate Newton, 20. Daisie Mayes, 21. Brooke Bradley, 22. Cat McNaney

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