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Team news: Worcester Warriors Women vs Bristol Bears Women

Siwan Lillicrap returns to the starting XV as Bears Women make seven changes for Sunday trip to Sixways to face Worcester Warriors Women (2pm KO).

  • Lillicrap starts at the base
  • Mulhearn returns to the front row
  • Keight named on the wing

Tom Lindsay’s selection has been boosted by the return of a number of key players from injury.

Wales captain Siwan Lillicrap starts at number eight up at Sixways, which sees Rownita Marston switch to the blindside. 

Natalia John also returns to the engine room after a two-game absence, along with Ellie Mulhearn who will pack down at tighthead prop.

There is a new half back pairing this weekend as Lucy Burgess and Elinor Snowsill both start. 

Courtney Keight comes back into the starting XV on the left wing, whilst Phoebe Murray returns to the outside centre channel.

Simi Pam, Megan Barwick and Rhi Parker will all be making to look and impact on their return to action for the Bears when introduced as Impact Players.

Supporters can watch Bristol Bears Women take on Worcester Warriors Women on Sunday afternoon live via YouTube, with coverage getting underway at 1:45pm.

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Bristol Bears Women team in full:

15. Lauren Smyth, 14. Jasmine Joyce, 13. Phoebe Murray, 12. Lucie Skuse, 11. Courtney Keight, 10. Elinor Snowsill, 9. Lucy Burgess; 1. Holly Phillips, 2. Clara Nielson, 3. Ellie Mulhearn, 4. Delaney Burns, 5. Natalia John, 6. Rownita Marston, 7. Manon Johnes, 8. Siwan Lillicrap

Impact Players: 16. Abbie Parsons, 17. Simi Pam, 18. Stef Evans, 19. Megan Barwick, 20. Alice Lockwood, 21. Rhi Parker, 22. Gemma Rowland, 23. Lily Stoeger


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