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Team news: Saracens Women vs Bristol Bears Women

Lily Stoeger-Goddard returns to the starting line-up as Bristol Bears Women go in search of a fourth straight Tyrrell’s Premier 15s victory against Saracens Women.

Kim Oliver makes three changes to the starting fifteen that were victorious over Worcester Valkyries at Shaftesbury Park last weekend. 

There is only one change in the forward pack and that sees Daisie Mayes come into the back row in place of the injured Esme Bird (knee). 

Sarah Bern continues to regain fitness ahead of the Six Nations and is named to start at tight-head by Kim Oliver. 

The half-backs and the three-quarters remain unchanged, but Lily Stoeger-Goddard returns to the starting side on the left wing after completing her return to play protocol for concussion. 

Scotland winger, Lauren Harris returns from international duty and comes in to start in number fourteen jersey with Merryn Doidge named at full-back. 

Lucy Burgess is named amongst the impact players alongside Rownita Marston and Jess Thomas who return to the matchday squad for the final game before the Six Nations break. 

Bristol Bears Women team in full to face Saracens Women at Allianz Park on Saturday, January 26th (3:45pm KO):

15. Merryn Doidge, 14. Lauren Harris, 13. Lucy Atwood, 12. Lucie Skuse, 11. Lily Stoeger-Goddard, 10. Becky Hughes, 9. Caity Mattinson; 1. Naomi Keddie, 2. Clara Nielson (C), 3. Sarah Bern, 4. Amelia Buckland-Hurry, 5. Hollie Cunningham, 6. Daisie Mayes, 7. Poppy Leitch, 8. Gabby Senft. 

Impact Players: 16. Florence Long, 17. Jess Thomas, 18. Kate Newton, 19. Rownita Marston, 20. Rhi Parker, 21. Kyara Martin, 22. Lucy Burgess. 


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