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Team news: Wasps Ladies vs Bristol Bears Women

Ella Lovibond and Georgia Newman are set to make their first start for Bristol Bears Women in the Allianz Premier 15s season finale against Wasps (Saturday, 2pm KO).

  • Lovibond named at 15
  • Newman starts in the wide channel
  • John returns to the pack

Bears Women travel to Twyford Avenue with hopes of finishing the season with a positive performance against the play-off bound, Wasps Ladies.

University of Bristol and England U20 duo, Ella Lovibond and Georgia Newman have been named in the back three to make their full debut for the Bears.

Wales international Gemma Rowland also returns to the backline to partner Phoebe Murray in the midfield.

The Bears’ forward pack have also been boosted by the return of Welsh lock, Natalia John who packs down alongside Delany Burns in the engine room.

Simi Pam returns to the matchday squad as an impact player, whilst University of Bath and England U20 representative Jenny Hesketh could make her Bristol Bears Women debut if introduced on Saturday afternoon.

Supporters can watch Bristol Bears Women take on Wasps Ladies live on the Allianz Premier 15s website. Find out how to tune in here.

Bristol Bears Women team in full:

15. Ella Lovibond, 14. Georgia Newman, 13. Gemma Rowland, 12. Phoebe Murray, 11. Kyara Martin, 10. Lucie Skuse, 9. Lucy Burgess, 1. Holly Phillips, 2. Clara Nielson ©, 3. Ellie Mulhearn, 4. Delany Burns, 5. Natalia John, 6. Alice Lockwood, 7. Jenny Herring, 8. Rownita Marston

Impact Players 16. Abbie Parsons, 17. Simi Pam, 18. Stef Evans, 19. Megan Barwick, 20. Lauren Smyth, 21. Chelsea Jones, 22. Jenny Hesketh


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