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Team news: Bristol Bears Women vs Firwood Waterloo Women

Kim Oliver makes two changes to her side that will travel to Twyford Avenue to take on Wasps Ladies tomorrow afternoon (1:30pm).

  • Marlo Boyd starts in the engine room
  • Merryn Doidge comes in on the right wing
  • Reed and Murray continue centre partnership

Marlo Boyd comes into the starting line-up for Saturday trip to the capital in place of Ebony Jefferies. Boyd is the only change to the pack with the front and back rows remaining the same.

The only other change to the starting fifteen is Merryn Doidge starting on the right wing in place of Lucy Burgess.

Charlotte Wright-Haley and Kim Grundy also comes in to the matchday squad and will look to make an impact if introduced on Saturday.

Word from the camp: Kim Oliver

“All in all it seems to be coming together but we know it will be a different game this weekend against Wasps, who have great line speed so that’ll paint a different picture for the backline and we’re looking forward to that challenge.

“It’s always a tough away trip to go and face Wasps. They came to us earlier on in the season and they managed to beat us and we weren’t at our best, so we’ve got a point to prove on Saturday.”


Bristol Bears Women team in full:

15. Lucy Attwood, 14. Merryn Doidge, 13. Phoebe Murray, 12. Amber Reed (CC), 11. Lilly Stoeger-G, 10. Lucie Skuse, 9. Rhi Parker; 1. Simi Pam, 2. Clara Nielson (CC), 3. Sarah Bern, 4. Hollie Cunningham, 5. Marlo Boyd, 6. Dasige Mayes, 7. Poppy Leitch, 8. Row Marston

Impact Players: 16. Abbie Parsons, 17. Caryl Thomas, 18. Ellie Mulhearn, 19. Charlotte Wright-Haley, 20. Becky Hughes, 21. Jo Smith, 22. Kim Grundy


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