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Rachael Burford named in squad to face Loughborough Lightning

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Harlequins has named the matchday 23 to face Loughborough Lightning, away, in Round 3 of the Tyrrells Premier 15s on Saturday 30th September (kick-off 12:00).

Harlequins’ players that featured for England at the Women’s Rugby World Cup return as captain Rachael Burford starts at fly-half while Vickii Cornborough and Abbie Scott start in the tight five.

Shaunagh Brown moves from second row to blindside flanker, while Jessica Wooden comes in to start at fullback.

For those that can’t make it to Loughborough, the match will be live streamed on England Rugby’s Facebook page, and on

Ahead of the match, Co-Head Coach Gary Street said: “This should be a really exciting weekend for the new Tyrrells Premier15s as it sees the start of the return of players who have been away at the World Cup.

“We have had a great start to the season and the addition of Rachael Burford, Vickii Cornborough and Abbie Scott adds another layer to our exciting squad.

“Loughborough have recruited really well and we are looking forward to a stern test and hopefully another exciting match as it is the first to be streamed live this season.”

Harlequins team to play Loughborough Lightning.

15. Jessica Wooden
14. Natasha Bradshaw
13. Jessica Breach
12. Holly Myers
11. Heather Cowell
10. Rachael Burford (c)
9. Leanne Riley

1. Vickii Cornborough
2. Paula Robinson
3. Chloe Edwards
4. Abbie Scott
5. Amy Garrett
6. Shaunagh Brown
7. Ashleigh Greenslade
8. Fiona Fletcher (vc)

16. Jenny Vik
17. Sally Parker
18. Amy Turner
19. Liz Philp
20. Beverley Gilbert
21. Georgia Gray
22. Sam White

Report courtesy of Harlequins