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Team news: Gloucester-Hartpury v Bristol Bears Women

Tom Lindsay makes four changes to the Bears Women starting XV ahead of tomorrow's West Country derby against Gloucester-Hartpury (2:30pm KO).

  • Keight and Martin return to wings
  • Marston starts at eight
  • Rowland and Crompton in line to make debuts

A double change in the wide channels sees Wales international, Courtney Keight returns to the starting line-up alongside speedster Kyara Martin.

The bulldozing Rownita Marston packs down at the base of the scrum, whilst Natalia John comes into the engine room.

Gemma Rowland is in line to make her Bristol Bears bow following the announcement of her arrival in the West Country earlier this week.

University of Bath student, Grace Crompton is also included in the matchday squad for the first time after a successful trial period at Shaftesbury Park.

The England U20 international will be looking to make an impact on debut if introduced at the Alpas Arena.

Bristol Bears Women team in full to take on Gloucester-Hartpury:

15. Jasmine Joyce, 14. Kyara Martin, 13. Phoebe Murray, 12. Lucie Skuse, 11. Courtney Keight, 10. Elinor Snowsill, 9. Lucy Burgess; 1. Simi Pam, 2. Clara Nielson ©, 3. Ellie Mulhearn, 4. Hollie Cunningham, 5. Natalia John, 6. Jenny Herring, 7. Manon Johnes, 8. Rownita Marston

Imapct Players: 16. Abbie Parsons, 17. Holly Phillips, 18. Stef Evans, 19. Megan Barwick, 20. Alice Lockwood, 21. Serena Settembri, 22. Gemma Rowland*, 23. Grace Crompton*

(* - in line for Bristol Bears Women debut)


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