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Team news: Saracens Women v Bristol Bears Women

Tom Lindsay makes five changes to the Bristol Bears Women squad to take on Saracens Women on Saturday afternoon (1pm).

  • Smyth starts at full-back
  • Rowland makes full debut
  • Boyd returns to the engine room

Wales international Lauren Smyth returns to action for the Bears as she lines up at full-back following her recovery from an ankle injury.

The full-back’s return sees Jasmine Joyce switch back to the wing and Gemma Rowland comes into the starting XV to make her full debut at inside centre.

Holly Phillips starts into the front row in place of Simi Pam, while Marlo Boyd will pack down in the second row alongside Hollie Cunningham.

There is one change in the back row which sees Alice Lockwood start at blindside flanker with Jenny Herring becoming an Impact Player.

Sophie Phillips, Rhi Parker and Chelsea Jones also come into the matchday squad as Impact Players.

Bristol Bears Women team in full to take on Saracens Women tomorrow afternoon (1pm KO):

15. Lauren Smyth, 14. Jasmine Joyce, 13. Phoebe Murray, 12. Gemma Rowland, 11. Courtney Keight, 10. Elinor Snowsill, 9. Lucy Burgess; 1. Holly Phillips, 2. Clara Nielson ©, 3. Ellie Mulhearn, 4. Hollie Cunningham, 5. Marlo Boyd, 6. Alice Lockwood, 7. Manon Johnes, 8. Rownita Marston

Impact Players: 16. Abbie Parsons, 17. Sophie Phillips, 18. Stef Evans, 19. Delany Burns, 20. Jenny Herring, 21. Rhi Parker, 22. Chelsea Jones, 23. Kyara Martin


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