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Team news: Firwood Waterloo Ladies vs Bristol Ladies Rugby

Bristol Ladies are targeting back-to-back victories in the Women’s Premier 15s as de Scossa’s side face Waterloo in Round Three (2.30pm KO).

Bristol keep faith with the majority of the team that romped to victory over Worcester Valkyries last weekend.

Lillian Stoeger, who bagged five tries in Round Two, continues on the wing, while Lucy Attwood remains at fly-half following a hat-trick against the Valkryies.

England duo Amber Reed and Izzy Noel-Smith are included in the starting line-up after their post-World Cup break comes to an end.

Wales and Ireland captains Carys Phillips and Claire Molloy also return to squad and will be looking to make an impact as a replacement.

Lottie Holland finds herself back in the starting fifteen on the wing, whilst Caity Mattinson is starting for the Bristol Ladies at scrum-half.

Firwood Waterloo have lost both of their season opening games, most recently at the hands of Harlequins Ladies.

Bristol Ladies team to face Waterloo Ladies at the Memorial Ground on Saturday, 30 September (2.30pm KO):

15. Cat McNaney: 14. Lillian Stoeger, 13.Lagi Tuima, 12. Amber Reed, 11. Lottie Holland, 10. Lucy Attwood, 9. Caity Mattinson; 1. Sasha Acheson, 2.Clara Nielson, 3. Abbie Parsons, 4. Amelia Buckland-Hurry (c), 5.Kate Newton, 6. Poppy Leitch, 7. Abby Fleming, 8. Izzy Noel-Smith. 

Replacements: 16. Jessie Hood, 17. Esme Bird, 18. Carys Phillips, 19. Claire Molloy, 20. Sian Moore, 21. Phoebe Murray, 22. Becky Hughes.

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