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Team news: Sale Sharks Women vs Bristol Bears Women

Courtney Keight returns to the starting line-up for Bears Women's Allianz Premier 15s round 12 clash with Sale Sharks Women on Sunday (2pm KO).ย 

  • Courtney Keight, Manon Johnes and China Kill return to lineup
  • Keira Bevan and Elinor Snowsill form half-back partnership
  • Delaney Burns partners Abbie Ward in second row

The wing is one of five changes from the side that beat DMP Sharks and forms a fleet-footed back three alongside Jasmine Joyce and Kayleigh Powell.

China Kill comes into the front row, as does Wales flanker Manon Johnes, while Keira Bevan partners fellow international Elinor Snowsill at half-back.

England duo Abbie Ward and Amber Reed continue as co-captains in the North West.

Bristol Bears Women to side to face Sale Sharks Women on Sunday, January 30th (2.30pm KO):

15. Kayleigh Powell, 14. Jasmine Joyce, 13. Phoebe Murray, 12. Amber Reed (cc), 11. Courtney Keight, 10. Elinor Snowsill, 9. Keira Bevan; 1. China Kill, 2. Hannah West, 3. Sarah Bern, 4. Delaney Burns, 5. Abbie Ward (cc), 6. Alisha Butchers, 7. Manon Johnes, 8. Rownita Marston.

Replacements: 16. Alice Lockwood, 17. Holly Phillips, 18. Ellie Mulhearn, 19. Talia John, 20. Daisie Mayes, 21. Leanne Infante, 22. Ella Lovibond, 23. Jenny Hesketh.


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