Source: Richmond

Richmond prepare for Harlequins visit

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After a tough trip to Wasps last weekend, and a strong performance that perhaps didn’t get the results it merited, Richmond welcome Harlequins for just their third home game of the campaign.

Head coach Jonathan Griffin has opted to stick with the majority of the side who pushed Wasps all the way, with just one change in the pack and one in the backs. The front five remains unchanged, with the front row continuing to impress, and the second row pairing of Ro Burnfield and Fiona McIntosh developing nicely. In the back row, meanwhile, Becky Ball and Libby Povey start alongside the returning Anna Caplice.

The international duo of Welsh nine Jade Knight and English ten Abi Chamberlain continue at half backs, while it’s Jade Wong and captain Vicki Jackson in the centres. The back three sees Jess Wooden make her first home start at full back, while Rachel Laqeretabua is joined by Alicia McComish, who recently got called up to Wales for the first time, on the wing.

Richmond Team

1 Laura Kapo
2 Alice Soper
3 Stevie Farrow
4 Rowena Burnfield
5 Fiona McIntosh
6 Becky Ball
7 Anna Caplice
8 Libby Povey

9 Jade Knight
10 Abi Chamberlain
11 Rachel Laqeretabua
12 Jade Wong
13 Vicki Jackson (c)
14 Alicia McComish
15 Jess Wooden

16 Alex Zdunek
17 Sirvart Sarafian
18 Sian Hobday
19 Charlie Willett
20 Grace Moore
21 Tess Braunerova
22 Katie Wallis