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Bristol Ladies Rugby 1st XV and 2nd XV Game Preview

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Both Bristol Ladies teams are back in action this weekend at Cleve RFC as we play host to Worcester Valkyries and Teddington Ladies.

The 1st XV see the return of the international players this week, as Bern, Molloy, Cleall, Moore, Snowsill and Jones all return to the starting line up. Kayleigh Armstrong earns another Premiership start after solid performances through the season so far, and Belcher also retains the starting 11 shirt, continuing her form after return from injury.

Since the first time Bristol and Worcester met, Worcester have strengthened their side, signing some strong players and building the strength of their team and have won their last 3 fixtures. Bristol put 62 points on their West Country rivals back in September, and will be hoping to return to winning ways this weekend, and repeat the result.

The 2nd XV sees a host of new and experienced faces, with Trish Brown moving to centre and Jessie Hood and Ellie Mulhearn combining to make a fierce front row. Many of these players have performed well over the last few weeks, and coach James will be looking at the potential in this new look side.

KO is 2pm for both games.

The 1st XV has been named as:

1. Abbie Parsons

2. Clara Nielson

3. Sarah Bern

4. Amelia Buckland Hurry (c)

5. Kayleigh Armstrong

6. Poppy Leitch

7. Claire Molloy

8. Poppy Cleall

9. Sian Moore

10. El Snowsill

11. Becki Belcher

12. Meg Jones

13. Lottie Holland

14. Chantelle Miell

15. Cat McNaney

16. Daisy Travers

17. Jeanine Stephenson

18. Clea Fawcett

19. Sue Neumann

20. Row Marston

21. Hannah Gascoigne

22. Sarah Graham

Report courtesy of Bristol Ladies Media Manager, Emma Bacon